What If God Removed Evil

Human suffering and evil is perhaps the most powerful of all the arguments against the existence of God.  Having reflected on this complaint in the past, even in it's most convincing form, I find the problem of evil to be an emotional reaction more than a reasoned objection.  Personally, I don't … [Read more...]

The Same Jesus

The Jesus who said don't judge, and preached love and forgiveness, was the same Jesus who said that He was the only way to God; unless you believe that, you'll die in your sins; people need to stop sinning; Christians need to tell you about Him; and marriage is between a man and a woman.  Just … [Read more...]

When Conscience And Society Butt Heads

Morality seems to be quite a contentious subject among those who debate it.  People seem to not like it very much when someone with differing views on what is moral and what isn't is perceived to be trying to force it on you or society as a whole.  Whether a person or a group's vision of a moral … [Read more...]

Hostility Toward Religion In America

For years religious Americans -- specifically Christians -- have been complaining that the government has been increasingly hostile toward religious expressions of their faith at the behest of a small group of angry people who find such expressions repugnant.  More often than not the incidents … [Read more...]

Mormons at the door

My regular readers know how much I like to argue and debate.  Perhaps this is also why I so enjoy when door-to-door missionaries come knocking on my door whether it's Mormons or Jehovah's witnesses.  The other day LDS missionaries who had come once before while I wasn't home returned.  They were two … [Read more...]

Manufacturing Offense

If one thing about society as a whole perturbs me more than any other, it is the constant threat of offence.  For someone who cares whether they unintentionally offend someone, they must maneuver through euphemisms every time they voice their opinion on a controversial topic.  As for myself, I don't … [Read more...]

How to miss the point

From Think On These Things blog and it couldn't have come at a better time. People have valued reasoned, fair disagreements and good listening skills for far too long. It is high time we dispense with those boring and outdated formalities! After all, why respect the laws of logic when you can enjoy … [Read more...]

Is Christianity really the problem?

Judging by the outrage and accusations of persecution being perpetuated by Christians who are on a mission to institute a theocracy, you'd think there was a serious epidemic of Christian tyranny afoot.  But let's be honest, is Christianity really the problem? (FreeBeacon) -- A prominent Saudi … [Read more...]

Note the change

If you are one of my readers who has this site bookmarked, note the change in URL.  For some time now I have grown tiresome of having to type in truthinreligionandpolitics.  It's long and cumbersome, so I have decided to update to Siftingreality.com.  It's shorter and easier to write out. For the … [Read more...]

Another Question For Atheists

Most Atheists who are willing to discuss why they believe God doesn't exist will say there isn't any -- or enough -- evidence to convince them He does.  The little evidence which an Atheist may concede exists doesn't meet the threshold to abandon their atheism.  Regardless of what I or other … [Read more...]

Ten Things I Wish Jim Rigby Knew…

1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings. Aside from being a complete non-sequitur, Rigby fails to make some important distinctions about certain details of Christian belief. Jesus did have something to say on the nature of marriage in Mark 10: that it was made … [Read more...]

Nones on the rise?

Is it just me, or do Atheists seem to excite rather easily?  With every release of a news story citing some survey reporting the rise of those self-identifying as unaffiliated, Atheists seem to feel a [false] sense of validation.  Like the trend in the US, people in Ireland are forsaking their … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney Chooses Paul Ryan

(Chicago Tribune) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, the Romney campaign confirmed on Saturday. Despite the left's attempts to demonize Paul Ryan by depicting him throwing elderly people off a cliff, he is wholly … [Read more...]

All’s fair in love and politics?

With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid making unsubstantiated claims that Republican nominee Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in ten years, it leaves a bad taste in people's mouths on politics.  Of course he has so far refused to name his source or at the very least explain how this person would have … [Read more...]

My concerns about Roman Catholicism

Every so often when the discussion of which religious groups "qualify" as Real Christians®, Roman Catholicism will eventually be brought up.  Though the Bible allows for leeway in regards to some aspects of religious practice (Romans 14), too much variation inevitably places a religious … [Read more...]

The Consequence Of Being A Christian

If you support traditional marriage, how often have you heard, "how will allowing same-sex marriage affect you?"  And if you support same-sex marriage, how often have you said this?  The thing is that the act of men marrying men or women marrying women doesn't have much of an effect.  It's the … [Read more...]

The Miracles Of Jesus

I'm always a bit disappointed at what some skeptics pedestalize as good arguments for their "non-belief".  Perhaps I'm biased against some of the criticisms.  And perhaps some of the criticisms aren't up to what should be par.  One example of what might not be up to par is how skeptics explain … [Read more...]

This is why I detest same-sex marriage activists

Below is a video taken via cell phone.  This man waits in line for some time for his free water just to harass whomever it is that has the unfortunate pleasure of being at the drive-thru window of Chick-Fil-A.  You can see the woman is exceedingly pleasant (I have never been greeted so warmly) … [Read more...]

Bigotry and Chick-Fil-A

It never ceases to amaze me the frequency with which those who claim to be victims of religious oppression react by calling the kettle black.  The latest example is the Chick-Fil-A non-shocker.  The president of restaurant was asked his stance on the marriage issue.  Of course the media and … [Read more...]

Does Jesus Love LGBT People?

I am always on the lookout for new topics to write about.  And some of the most fertile places are venues which espouse views different from my own.  One of the best places for conservative Christians to scout for new ideas is the Huffington Post religion section.  The Huffington Post is always in … [Read more...]