Monthly Archives: May 2013

God’s Purpose for Sex

It is with some trepidation that I begin the following series.  To be completely honest, so many people have had such a hysterically negative reaction to what I have to say on this subject that I have shied away from … Continue reading

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Suffer the Children

A while back I wrote an essay dealing with the accusation that Sam Harris makes that Christianity is narcissistic.  At that time, I said that I would post a future essay on the suffering of children and I am going … Continue reading

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Absolute Power

Let us imagine that there was a button on a pedestal in a room.  (The button could be a bright and shiny red button for fans of Ren and Stimpy.)  Pressing this button would give you eternal life and absolute … Continue reading

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Where Religions Go to Die

A few days ago, I watched a series of videos on Youtube by one of the more prominent Internet atheists, a man who calls himself “Thunderfoot”.  I found these videos to be highly entertaining and I would like to engage … Continue reading

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Mythology in the Bible

I originally wrote the following essay about seven years ago.  At that time, I was wrestling with just exactly where I was on the spectrum of belief on the issue of biblical inerrancy.  On one side are Christians like C.S. … Continue reading

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The Secular vs the Numinous

In an essay on the works of Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens mentions: the never-ending strife between the secular and the numinous, the faithful and the skeptical, the sacred and the profane.  (“Rebecca West: Things Worth Fighting For” by Christopher Hitchens) … Continue reading

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