What can I say?

Every once in a while I hit a wall.  Now is one of those times.  I'm finding little inspiration for topics.  You'd think with all that's in the news, there'd be plenty for me opine on.  But alas, I'm dry. I'm looking for ideas for topics, or particular issues about which to write.  So help a guy … [Read more...]

Have you ever doubted your convictions?

Having been writing this blog for so long, and coming into contact with so many people who question and challenge my beliefs, I sometimes do an "audit" so to speak, to gauge the strength of my conviction that Christianity is true.  Whether such an exercise has any substantial benefit, I'm not sure.  … [Read more...]

The morality of Atheism

The debate over morality between Atheists and Theists is forever ongoing. I think Atheists mistakenly believe Theists claim they can't act in a moral manner, but this isn't the issue.  Most Atheists, in my experience, are relatively honest, caring people with genuine concern for their fellow man. … [Read more...]

Fear of hell is a perfectly legitimate reason for belief

Is a fear of hell a good reason to believe in God -- or become a Christian? It is accused that simply fearing hell is not a good enough reason to convert.  I get it.  But I also see a few reasons to be critical of this objection. First, I don't think it's true that very many Christians believe in … [Read more...]

Does sharing Jesus infringe on rights? That depends…

Many people are under the (false) impression that the sharing of religion in some settings is unconstitutional.  This myth has been propagated for so long that people have begun to believe it.  However, even through this mass misunderstanding of what the First amendment protects and prohibits, there … [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...]

Too few means to salvation?

One common complaint against Christianity is the doctrine of exclusivism.  The teaching that there is only one true God and only one true religion is something some people just find objectionable.  Whether they find this to be arrogant, narrow-minded, elitist, or worse; they think the idea that … [Read more...]

Inventing God

I have heard it asserted by skeptics that God was a tool invented by someone or a group of someones in an effort to control the masses. I'm not sure this makes much sense to me, it never has.  It's a great 'what-if' story, but it's little more than speculation.  That doesn't make it a false claim, … [Read more...]

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...]

Statistics

Who doesn't love statistics?  I sure do.  What statistic do you find really interesting?  What about one that you found shocking the first time you heard it? … [Read more...]

What’s the point of bloggers deleting dissenting comments?

The first time I was told by someone that they were glad to see I don't censor or moderate dissenting comments here I was shocked to hear it was common.  I was first told this by Atheists.  They said it was common for other Christian bloggers to delete or not allow their comments even if they … [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...]

The Framers and their unconstitutional Constitution

Many of the same men responsible for, and who ratified, the Constitution,  specifically the first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people … [Read more...]

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

Satire at its best. … [Read more...]

Jesus…how unoriginal

After being at this for a while, nothing surprises me anymore.  It's almost to the point where I don't even expect critics of the Christian message to do their due diligence and investigate whether what they read on Atheist's blogs is even accurate.  Here's the next example. Horus Born of a … [Read more...]

Eye witness testimony and hearsay

The Gospel accounts record the period of Jesus life where he allegedly performed miracles, was put to death, buried, and raised from the dead.  One reason skeptics deny the reliability of the accounts is they were not penned by actual eye-witnesses, but instead are hearsay accounts.  Putting aside … [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...]

The Political Left’s view of people in one winners and losers bracket

The Political Left views people in groups, not as individuals.  This is why some people are more equal than others and why some people are more valuable than others (i.e., hate crime laws).  In so doing it is then possible to create divides among the people.  People lose their individual identities … [Read more...]

Inconsistencies in the Bible and why it doesn’t mean what you think it does

Skeptics have many reasons they offer for why they reject the authority of the Bible.  The reasons range anywhere from recording supernatural events to being edited and re-written over the centuries to suit the needs of the Church.  Among the most recurring objections are the many inconsistencies … [Read more...]