Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Lake of Fire

The other day I was watching a YouTube video where conservative, reformed preacher John McCarthur was talking about the Lake of Fire.  He was speaking in a broken fashion of the horrible fate of those who reject the grace of … Continue reading

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The Bedrock of Atheist Beliefs

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, … Continue reading

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Christianity Without the Bible

When I first became a Christian, I had a low view of the Bible.  In my opinion, the Bible was the word of God, but any given verse or story could be disregarded if it was too hard to believe … Continue reading

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Reductionism in History

It is fall here in Toronto.  Looking out my window, I can see trees and leaves in beautiful colours.  As you watch them, sometimes they blow around in patterns that are hard to predict.  Some will blow up against the … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Faith

As I read over atheist comments on the Internet the other day, they provoked what might be called a crisis of faith within me, though not quite in the way that was intended.  As I read over various comments I … Continue reading

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One Integer Further

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.  (Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion) Listening to atheists on YouTube, one hears this argument all the time.  … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire

If you fight fire with fire, you will burn everything down.  If you fight moral relativism with moral relativism, you will undermine a society’s appreciation of absolute morality. Since before I was born, the Christian church in America has been … Continue reading

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