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...]

Where’s the unbiased evidence for the life and miracles of Jesus?

There's no shortage of skeptical Atheists who ask this question.  Essentially the complaint/question is that there aren't enough 'unbiased' sources confirming the miracles of Jesus.This complaint has problems of it's own.  Not the least of which that any document would likely be considered … [Read more...]

NALT Christians (The Bible and Homosexuality)

It doesn't really surprise me that there would arise a movement in the professing Christian community who would side with anti-God, anti-Christian, anti-Bible activists.  How should we interpret a professing Christian organization who would align themselves with someone like LGBT activist Dan … [Read more...]

Bush, Obama, Iraq, and Syria

In what way is President Barack Obama's approach and plan for action in Syria different from President George W. Bush's approach and plan for action in Iraq, morally speaking?  Or is there no difference? … [Read more...]

Are Blacks treated less fair than Whites?

A Pew Research survey polled people asked people whether they believed Blacks are treated less fair than Whites.  Apparently most people believe they are.  I am prone to believe there are more isolated anecdotal incidents than wholesale unfairness.  But even in many of the cases, I don't think it's … [Read more...]

Global warming doomsday predictions not panning out

We've been told that with the increased warming (which stopped in the late 90s, which is when the trends begin to fall) we should expect increased extreme weather events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and tropical storms.  In reality, we've been seeing downward trends even though levels of CO2 have … [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...]

An Atheist walks into a bar…

I met up with my father at a local bar last night.  He plays darts in a league and asked me to join him there.  One of the other players came over to my table to introduce himself and we got talking politics.  My father introduced the topic knowing my political bent and this guy's, and knowing my … [Read more...]

40 “Difficult Questions to ask a Christian, Part 2

This is part 2 of a response to this post I found via Twitter which offers these "difficult" questions to ask Christians.  See Part 1 for previous answers to these "difficult"Questions. An all-knowing God can read your mind, so why does he require you to demonstrate your faith by worshiping … [Read more...]

Yet another challenge for Atheists

I can't say I'm too optimistic with this challenge.  A good many Atheists will make the unsubstantiated claim that Christianity has the same (in quantity and quality) evidence -- or lack of evidence -- as any other religion.  I would like that claim substantiated here in the comments below. What … [Read more...]

…not in the name of atheism

Religion is responsible for more deaths and wars in the world than any other cause, but not really.  Many Atheists will make this claim and add to it that countries which embrace atheism to greater degrees are more peaceful and bestow more rights upon their citizens than countries thick with … [Read more...]

Fuzzy history: Were blacks officially considered 3/5 human?

Not often, but often enough when discussing slavery or America's treatment of blacks and black slaves, someone will introduce the notion that they once were only considered three-fifths of a person, or similarly three-fifths human.  I'll be honest, when I first heard this, it sounded like something … [Read more...]

Remember Independence Day

Take some time today to read and reflect on what America's Founders endured for the opportunity to begin anew.  They organized against their King that they may usurp his authority to reign over them and faced certain death for their actions.  Below is the Declaration of Independence.  In it, our … [Read more...]

We need “slave” labor and “slave wages”… don’t we?

Many people decry, rightly, the low paying wages which illegal immigrants and foreign factory workers earn.  Granted it's not very much, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone willing to accept the alternative.  Understand that I'm not suggesting that anyone be forced into what we might … [Read more...]

Is the Christian doctrine of inerrancy derived from circular reasoning?

I pondered this quite some time ago and have no shame is presenting my own uncertainties to an audience.  Inerrancy as I understand it can be summed up as: everything the Bible asserts to be true, is true.  Of course this gets to the heart of the post.  Inerrancy, at least on the surface, appears to … [Read more...]

Is America becoming the world’s bad example?

Is he serious? you ask yourself.  Well, yes and no.  The governmental structure of communist USSR was terrible, both for the citizens of the nation and for the threat it posed to the free world.  People were the innocent victims of political oppression; those seen as potential enemies of the … [Read more...]

Can we guess the day or the hour?

This is more of an in-house discussion among Christians, but feel free to weigh in with some speculation on the issue if you're outside the Christian camp. Jesus tells us no man can know the day or the hour, and I believe him, no one can know the day or hour.  But could someone guess? There is no … [Read more...]

The “Challenge” to Christians

I tend to follow Atheist bloggers because I believe it is important to familiarize yourself with multiple points of view which are contrary to your own.  Anyway, I read the following post, a challenge to Christians in an Atheist's blog I happened upon via Twitter a few months back.  In it, the … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Debt

By TerranceH I haven't written anything in awhile due to lack of inspiration, but an article in today's Detroit Free Press gave me just the spur I needed to get back in the saddle. It's about the City of Detroit and  its $17 billion debt.  Soon, Detroit may hold the title for the … [Read more...]

There’s no scientific evidence for the resurrection, so what now?

Why is it difficult to believe the resurrection of Jesus was an historical fact?  Is it because there's no scientific evidence?  Is it because we have to rely on testimony, which may be inaccurate?  Is it because sages today aren't resurrected?  I can sympathize, to a point.  I do think the … [Read more...]