Climate Scientists in search of melting ice in Antarctica forced to evacuate because of too much ice

Oh the irony: (DailyMail) -- They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year. The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV … [Read more...]

Atheism provides an emotional crutch too

Christianity (and religious belief generally) is sometimes criticized for being nothing more than an emotional crutch of some sort by its critics.  Its adherents find solace in knowing an eternal reward is awaiting them for their faithful devotion and evil doers are punished.  There is something … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions

Ordinarily I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions.  Most of us fail to keep them, intentionally.  We just cancel them.  Maybe we start with our sights set too high, or maybe we just lack the ability to commit.  Well, I have resolved to do two things this year.  First is to pick up every bit of … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Jesus

With all the complaints Atheists have against religion accusing most believers of having a gullible blind faith, you’d think Christians would be less willing to provide examples of exactly that. (AZCentral) -- A Scottsdale family on Wednesday said their cheesecake is a Christmas miracle. When they … [Read more...]

The slippery slope: Pedophilia a sexual orientation

When those who oppose same-sex marriage said that in affirming same-sex sexual attraction as a natural, immutable, normal variant of human sexuality it would open the door for other sexual variations -- such as pedophilia to claim the same normalcy and therefore, social acceptance they were called … [Read more...]

Morality in nature is animalism, not morality

The tendency for advocates of same-sex marriage to sometimes point to some species in the animal kingdom that engages in same-sex sexual relations has always struck me as suspiciously selective.  They offer this observation in an effort to justify homosexual desires and behaviors as a natural -- and … [Read more...]

Atheist trying to make a joke of Christian holiday confuses Christmas and Easter

No doubt this particular Atheist thinks he knows too much about Christianity to believe it.  His post contains short videos mocking the crucifixion of Jesus, rather than his birth...which is what Christmas celebrates.  Perhaps this Easter there'll be snarky images of nativity … [Read more...]

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas

  To all my readers, I wish you a wonderous and safe Christmas.  Thank you for the time you spend with me to discuss my thoughts.  You are all much appreciated. … [Read more...]

Misdirected Christian outrage

The up-stir created by Phil Robertson's GQ interview is both good news and disappointing. It's great to see millions of people, including Christians feel called to action in his support.  In just 24 hours social media support pages accumulated more than a million followers.  Just one problem.  Where … [Read more...]

Merry Nothing

  For the life of me I can't understand why some Atheists would celebrate Christmas...if they were trying to be intellectually consistent.  Christmas is the most significant religious holiday second possibly only to Easter.  Not only is it religious, it is the cultural recognition of a … [Read more...]

Discussing Reformed Theology: Is Election Unconditional?

This is a follow up to Adam Robles' original post discussing whether the doctrine of Unconditional Election is taught in the Bible.  These posts discussing Reformed Theology are not debates, per se, rather they are discussions.  Because they are less formal, the posts back and forth will read more … [Read more...]

Feigned safety concern: Banning cell phone use while driving

Distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents.  Whether it's looking out the window, daydreaming, talking on the phone, or eating and drinking, distracted driving is a target of state legislatures throughout the country.  I'm just not convinced that legislators aren't simply … [Read more...]

A&E: Not “Happy, Happy”

Star of Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, has been suspended indefinitely by A&E for “offensive comments” during a GQ interview. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus...That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to … [Read more...]

Cruel Logic — The real consequence of a Godless morality

When discussing the origins of morality, most Atheists are willing to offer evolution as a viable option.  However, I believe it is obvious that the evolutionary process could not have produced moral imparitives.  If there is no afterlife, we should eat, drink, and be merry — for tomorrow we die. … [Read more...]

New and stricter gun laws didn’t prevent Arapahoe High School shooting

After the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, the political left in the state moved quickly to enact stricter new gun laws as a response.  Critics of this kind of reaction were quick to point out that gun laws don't stop people intent on doing harm to innocents.  Of course, this common sense … [Read more...]

Ancient Roman SUVs caused global warming

As the settled science of climate change tells us, evil human beings are responsible for the historically high global temperatures.  Activists appear content to ignore facts such as the warming has stopped, or that it has in fact been hotter is eras prior to the industrial revolution when we began … [Read more...]

Discussing Reformed Theology: Does Jesus Teach Unconditional Election?

First, a quick introduction: My name is Adam Robles but when I engage in theology discussions I go by AD Robles, because everyone knows the best theologians only go by their first two initials! I live in New York, am 31 years old, and have a wonderful wife of 2 years. I have been walking with the … [Read more...]

Discussing Reformed Theology

About a week or so ago I meandered onto a social media group where Reformed theological doctrines were the topic of discussion.  It's an issue I've always enjoyed probably because I have a good time meddling in controversy.  I do not consider myself a Reformed Christian, though I do lean that way on … [Read more...]

How to support a cause

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Newtown shooting.  This will bring an outpouring of people showing their support and remembrance for the tragedy.  Support will manifest itself in sharing of somber graphics on social media, but that's about all.  Vigils will be held with fewer and fewer … [Read more...]

Is the Bible automatically disqualified?

'Because the Bible says so, that's why!'  I can sympathize with the frustration the skeptic must feel when he encounters a Christian defending his convictions in this fashion.  It frustrates me too. Why would the Christian expect the skeptic to grant the Bible the same level of authority as … [Read more...]