Thank God for hell

For all the protest from Atheists that a place such as an eternal hell exists, has it occurred to them that hell serves a good? It brings justice to those who commit evil. Is that really a bad thing since I don't think I've heard anyone complain that murderers, rapists, and child molesters might be … [Read more...]

Where the soul is

Have you ever wondered where in the human body our soul is located?  Not me.  Not until someone asked.  Maybe because it doesn't sound like the right kind of question, like asking how much the color blue weighs.  Someone asked "how does God attach the soul to the fetus, and when does He do … [Read more...]

Does God ‘love the sinner but hate the sin’?

God loves the sinner but hates the sin is a common expression in many Christian circles.  But is it true?  Where does this saying come from?  Though anyone is welcome to add their two cents in on this, it is primarily an in-house discussion.  It might be more fun for skeptics to watch us Christians … [Read more...]

Why do you Christians always throw the Bible in my face?

Satire at its best. … [Read more...]

Hyper-spirituality and self-deification

I know many spiritual people, most of you do.  You know the ones, "spiritual...but not really religious".  Most of the ones I know were borne out of a feelings-oriented Christian church, the kind where how you feel is more valuable that if what you feel is true. I actually have the most difficult … [Read more...]

Credible sources

Anyone who takes their religion and politics seriously has their list of 'go-to' sources.  Whether they be certain authors, blogs, journals, or books, we all have them.   We need them.What is it that makes your particular sources credible?  How do you know the source is credible?It's important to … [Read more...]

Balking at the opportunity to put us in our place

One of the difficulties in discussion all things religion with Atheists is their unwillingness to defend any criticism they have about the existence of God. By and large they feel they have no obligation of defend the claims they make as though they can simply hurl criticism.  This mentality of … [Read more...]

Reality is only skin deep?

  How do you interpret the above graphic?  This is not an innocuous 'treat others as you'd like to be treated' message.  As I see it, there are some rather bold claims about the world.   … [Read more...]

Don’t judge others, you idiot

I think it's safe to say none of us want to be told we're doing something morally wrong.  Who wants to be thought of as a bad person?  Well, the more I encounter this admonition from someone who preaches 'don't judge' the more I am finding it comes from the same kind of person: One who is … [Read more...]

War On Women: Old White Men

How often is the pro-life movement maligned as a War on Women waged by old white men? If I had a dime... But that’s politics. More often than not, truth takes a backseat to emotion and the ever-increasing urge to rile up the base. It’s a useful tool. And lately, destructive ideas need only a … [Read more...]

World’s top thinker Richard Dawkins still not that good at theology Isn't it cute how famed biologist Richard Dawkins tries so hard to offer theological commentary on the nature of God.  He's the world's top thinker you know.  What is he really trying to say here?  Is he saying that God isn't or … [Read more...]

Breaking Bad: A Philosophical Point

The AMC original series Breaking Bad is one of the most popular shows in television history. Beginning in 2008, it tells the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. In an effort to leave his family financially secure, Walter partners with a … [Read more...]

Supreme to Marry Gay Couple

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the tiny liberal well-beyond the point of decrepitude, will be the first member of the high court to perform a same-sex marriage. Ginsburg will be first justice to officiate at same-sex weddingJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court … [Read more...]

Syria & Obama’s Big Mouth

The question isn’t whether chemical weapons have been used in Syria; the question is who used them. The White House is certain the attack was ordered by the Assad regime, but British Prime Minster David Cameron expresses some reticence.There is never 100 percent certainty. There is never one piece … [Read more...]

Double standards for men and women: drunk sex and domestic violence

Not long ago TV counselor Dr. Phil asked a question via Twitter which was quickly deleted: When I first saw it I didn't get the impression that he was implying it was OK to have sex with drunk girls (or that he was asking "for a friend").  I had figured he was trying to gauge public opinion for a … [Read more...]

Why I’m not a…

I'm often asked by skeptics why I'm not a member of some other religious belief system.  Is it because of where I was raised?  How do I reject other religions without rejecting my own for the same reasons?  Simple.  There is some deeply-rooted central premise within competing religions which renders … [Read more...]

What happens to a person when they die?

It's the age old question, everyone has considered it at some point or another. What happens to a person after the die? I'd like everyone regardless of their theological (or atheological) bent to answer if they would. Secondly, and as importantly as the first, why do you believe your view is true? … [Read more...]

Could someone love you if…

If it could be known by another person everything about you; all your desires, your likes (even the weird things) and dislikes, private quirks, every thing you've done even in private, and every thought you've had, could you be loved? If I had to be honest, if every deed I've done, thought were … [Read more...]

What are moral issues?

Regardless of one's worldview there needs to be a structure in place to identify and navigate through moral issues.  I think most of us do this automatically -- our moral filters are already in place by the time we need them. After reflecting on this for the past day or so, I'm finding it … [Read more...]

Orwell’s 1984 Sales Increase

George Orwell's classic,1984, is fashionable yet again. According to Amazon.Com, the 64-year-old novel has seen a 24-hour sales increase of 3,300%, an astounding number by any measure. The following passage may ring a bell: "Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the … [Read more...]