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Sir Thomas Browne: A Fascinating Early Enlightenment Christian
Myth-Buster, Word-Smith, Believer in Tolerance, Forgiveness and Opening Heaven's Gates Wider (but also in the reality and dangers of Witchcraft), Discoverer of Chinks in the Armor of Biblical Infallibility, An Ecclesiastes-Like Preacher of the Vanity of Lif...
Myth-Buster, Word-Smith, Believer in Tolerance, Forgiveness and Opening Heaven's Gates Wider (but also in the reality and dangers of Witchcraft), Discoverer of Chinks in the Armor of Biblical Infallibility, An Ecclesiastes-Like Preacher of the Vanity of Life with a Few Resemblances to Lucretius ...
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Look at the Cosmos, and Compare that with what Christian Apologists Claim to Know for Sure
Do Christian apologists provide definitive answers to questions about the cosmos and humanity's place in it? Many of these are obvious questions based on known scientific data. Leaving aside for a second the question of God whom the vast majority do not cla...
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Christian Theology is All Over the Map. Part 1. Must Christians believe that Jesus's bloody death had atoning power?
According to the author of Luke-Acts, Christians might not have to believe in the doctrine known as "the atonement." In fact, "There is at present no satisfactory consensus reached regarding the presentation of the death of Jesus in Luke-Acts. Many models h...
According to the author of Luke-Acts, Christians might not have to believe in the doctrine known as "the atonement." In fact, "There is at present no satisfactory consensus reached regarding the presentation of the death of Jesus in Luke-Acts. Many models have been proposed, but none seem to ...
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Miracles by Craig S. Keener, book review part 1 -- "inability to walk?" no. "cured?" didn't last. Keener's failure to try & make a famed critic of Gospel miracles look foolish.
Craig S. Keener wrote in his book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set), Baker Academic, 2011: David Friedrich Strauss (1808-74) [author of The Life of Jesus Critically Examined ] explained early Christian miracle stories a...
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Christians Say the Damnedest Things... about Hell and Faith
Augustine of Hippo Refuting Heretic AUGUSTINE ON THE ETERNAL JOY THAT COMES FROM SEEING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN HELL Augustine was the first Christian theologian to write a biblical defense of the view that the lost will suffer forever in hell. If you’re famil...
Augustine of Hippo Refuting Heretic AUGUSTINE ON THE ETERNAL JOY THAT COMES FROM SEEING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN HELL Augustine was the first Christian theologian to write a biblical defense of the view that the lost will suffer forever in hell. If you're familiar with the way that previous church ...
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Christianity & Divorce (no convincing evidence for supernatural grace, plenty of evidence that a host of known cultural factors take precedence)
Chuck Norris also had a child out of wedlock. The statistics are undeniable that Christians are just as prone to divorce as non-Christians in the U.S., and that cultural and sociological factors play a more convincing role than God's invisible guidance when...
Chuck Norris also had a child out of wedlock. The statistics are undeniable that Christians are just as prone to divorce as non-Christians in the U.S., and that cultural and sociological factors play a more convincing role than God's invisible guidance when it comes to the failures of marriages ...
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+KillerB1956 Sorry, never been drunk or taken drugs in my life. There's too much to read and learn and see and hear. I love music and books.  You appear to be a typical "avoidance apologist," whose message is mainly, "don't read THAT guy." Well, you must have your work cut out for you every time you enter a public library or sign onto the internet. Good luck with that. 
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God's Mixed Messages: Youth Pastor Killed by Lightning Strike (My Christian Daily 2016-01-23)
See Divine Providence or Mixed Messages? A collection of news items showing how Christians suffer just like the rest of us .
God's Mixed Messages: Youth Pastor Killed by Lightning Strike (My Christian Daily 2016-01-23). See Divine Providence or Mixed Messages? A collection of news items showing how Christians suffer just like the rest of us. at 11:00 AM ...
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Christian Theology is All Over the Map. Part 2. How Can One Gain Eternal Life? The Synoptic Road to Salvation vs. The Roman Road to Salvation
Many conservative Christians stress the necessity of holding specific beliefs rather than doing and acting certain ways toward others (perhaps because many Christians are taught that holding the right beliefs about God and Jesus and what Jesus accomplished ...
Many conservative Christians stress the necessity of holding specific beliefs rather than doing and acting certain ways toward others (perhaps because many Christians are taught that holding the right beliefs about God and Jesus and what Jesus accomplished on the cross is what assures them that ...
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Agnosticism compared with Religion (or compared with any other fully formed belief system)
I figure there are many good people in every mass movement or belief system, but that systems requiring the highest levels of conformity tend to create difficulties for people with questions like myself, and that people devoted to sustaining each system wil...
I figure there are many good people in every mass movement or belief system, but that systems requiring the highest levels of conformity tend to create difficulties for people with questions like myself, and that people devoted to sustaining each system will employ plenty of rationalizations to ...
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Why I Do Not Think Abiogenesis Inconvcievable
WHY I DO NOT THINK ABIOGENESIS INCONCEIVABLE I admit I don't know how life began, but there is evidence from geology and cosmology that organic chemicals form naturally in space, and on some planets and moons and probably inside the watery heart of comets, ...
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The question Christian apologists should ponder more is the degree of confirmation bias of the Gospel writers who chose their oral and written sources to produce a life of Jesus. Also if the authors themselves were part of a sect who believed in the soon coming final judgment of the world (as it ...
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Kim Davis limerick, There once was a gal named Kim...
There once was a gal named Kim, Who wouldn't wed Jim with Tim. They stuck her in prison with horny young women, But released her before she could sin. In other news... Kim Davis has been married four times , making her a four time serial monogamist. But she...
In other news... Kim Davis has been married four times, making her a four time serial monogamist. But she won't allow gays to try marriage even once. Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says she has refused to issue marriage licenses to her friends in same-sex relationships, explaining that even ...
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Edited, Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists (paperback pub. 2003, Prometheus Books), and contributed a chapter titled, "The Cosmology of the Bible" to The Christian Delusion (Prometheus Books, 2010). Also have an assortment of articles at The Secular Web in the modern authors section, and at The Talk Origins Archive, and on a website. 

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Amazon reviews of the Bible
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Alert reader Grania Spingies called my attention to a hilarious page:  the Amazon reviews of the King James Bible.  I think a bunch of athei

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