Monthly Archives: November 2013

Victor Stenger and Bad Faith

Yesterday I watched an exchange between William Lane Craig and Victor Stenger on You Tube that illustrates the great faith that it takes to be an atheist.  After Dr. Craig presented his views on the first cause argument for the existence … Continue reading

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The Requirements of Love

In a previous essay, I wrote “As I have stated in other essays, I believe that created beings are inherently evil.  That is to say, I believe that created beings are inherently incapable of keeping God’s perfect standard of love … Continue reading

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Did God Want to Keep Humanity Down?

I was watching a debate between Michael Shermer and John Lennox the other day on  YouTube.  At the end of the debate, a member of the audience asked a very difficult question.  Though I really like John Lennox and I … Continue reading

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The Greatest Sins in Human History

This is really part 4 of my series “Understanding the Old Testament/Throwing Moses Under the Bus”, but the entire title was too long to fit and I think the Greatest Sins in Human History deserve a post of their own. … Continue reading

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The Gibbering Demon Within

When I was going through high school, I was infatuated with a young woman.  Because we were both on the swim team, I got to know her fairly well, though not nearly so well as I would have liked.  I … Continue reading

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Examining Death from God’s Perspective

As I was writing my latest post, I realized that I needed to reference a section from A Rational Faith that I had not yet published online.  This brief essay is strongly related to a previous essay, “The Nature of … Continue reading

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