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Edward T. Babinski
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Intelligent Design? How Intelligent? How Designed? Was the cosmos designed so that you in particular would come to exist? If you begin to doubt that proposition, then what about the proposition that the cosmos was designed so that your particular species would come to exist?
Let's look at some of the questions that arise for those who would contend that the cosmos was designed so that they in particular, in all their individuality, would come into existence... During childhood a girl's ovaries absorb almost half of the 1,000,00...
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In the Bible there is divination, witchcraft, demons, along with the belief that God personally guides the constellations in their season and moves the clouds and sends the lightnings (thunder is his "voice") and He personally sends plagues, famines, droughts, warring armies. The same Bible fails to feature scientific views ahead of its time.
On all the actions that allegedly take place due to God's personal decisions see Israel's Theological Worldview (written by a Christian): DIVINATION IN THE HEBREW BIBLE Despite officially condemning all magicians and divinatory practitioners, the Bible is r...
In the Bible there is divination, witchcraft, demons, along with the belief that God personally guides the constellations in their season and moves the clouds and sends the lightnings (thunder is his "voice") and He personally sends plagues, famines, droughts, warring armies.
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Heavenly Extortion. According to the author of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus warned the world that they had better show charity to Jesus' missionary disciples, or else.
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?”...
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Human DNA and Evolution. A Carnival of Information. Nature is One Big Experiment, Always Mutating. Whole Genome Duplications, Human Genetic Diversity
Human DNA and Evolution. A Carnival of Information. Nature is One Big Experiment, Always Mutating. Whole Genome Duplications, Human Genetic Diversity __________________ YOUNG-COSMOS CREATIONISTS with higher degrees in the sciences admit that evolution is ...
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New Testament Questions Galore From a Wide Range of Christian and Non-Christian Biblical Scholars
Christians are tireless debunkers of each others' interpretations of the Bible (perhaps because many of them still believe the stakes are infinitely high, and they fear one unorthodox interpretation can lead to another down a slippery slope toward damnation...
Christians are tireless debunkers of each others' interpretations of the Bible (perhaps because many of them still believe the stakes are infinitely high, and they fear one unorthodox interpretation can lead to another down a slippery slope toward damnation. But see this rival interpretation of ...
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Expanding Rainbow of Evangelical Christian Options For Interpreting the Bible Makes It Increasingly Difficult to Tell the Difference Between Liberal and Evangelical Christian Scholars
It’s growing more difficult to tell the difference between liberal and evangelical Christian scholars, though the other side of that debate would phrase the question differently. They would say, It's growing more difficult to tell the difference between con...
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N. T. Wright -- A collection of quotations that illuminate his journey and beliefs (along with criticisms from those who find his views either too liberal or too conservative)
N. T. Wright refuses to call himself an inerrantist, accepts evolution, but also defends all of the miraculous tales found in the Gospels, and stresses God's goodness and love above all. Those opinions along with his view that leaders of the Reformation mis...
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Steinmetz: Giver of Electricity to the World, and Freethinker in Matters of Religion
Charles P. Steinmetz [above right] stands with another freethinker, Thomas Edison [above left] and Elihu Thomson as one of the founding fathers of electricity. The devices and methods that Steinmetz developed are largely concerned with those parts of electr...
Charles P. Steinmetz [above right] stands with another freethinker, Thomas Edison [above left] and Elihu Thomson as one of the founding fathers of electricity. The devices and methods that Steinmetz developed are largely concerned with those parts of electricity that are hidden from the public ...
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Leaving the Ministry. Left the Ministry. Polls, Statistics and other Data
A google search for "leaving the ministry" (exact match) turns up 14 million hits "left the ministry" (exact match) turns up 18 million hits Over 1,700 pastors left the ministry every month last year. (that's over 20,000 last year alone). Faces of Pastors W...
A google search for "leaving the ministry" (exact match) turns up 14 million hits "left the ministry" (exact match) turns up 18 million hits. Over 1700 pastors left the ministry every month last year. (that's over 20000 last year alone). Faces of Pastors Who Have Left "The Ministry" -- A ...
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Inaccurate metaphors for DNA often used by creationists and I.D.ists to describe DNA: blueprint, computer code, etc.
1) DNA functions as a "blueprint?" The 'blueprint' metaphor is especially poor. Consider what a blueprint is. It is a scale schematic used to represent a structure. If you have a blueprint of a hotel, you have a schematic of how to build that hotel. The blu...
1) DNA functions as a "blueprint?" The 'blueprint' metaphor is especially poor. Consider what a blueprint is. It is a scale schematic used to represent a structure. If you have a blueprint of a hotel, you have a schematic of how to build that hotel. The blueprint tells you everything you need to ...
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The Non-Liberation of Women Under Christianity
The rise of women's rights worldwide owes much to unconventional women of each generation who pushed the limits of what was considered "acceptable female behavior." (See my references at the very end for examples) Dr. Amy Jill-Levine--Professor at Vanderbil...
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The Cosmos as Mystery. Intelligent Design? What does a wider study of nature reveal? How much jury-rigging or tinkering might I.D.ists be willing to admit was part of the "design?"
The I.D.ist is like a Catholic theologian who starts out by agreeing with the agnostic that the cosmos is mysterious, but in the next breath tries to convince the agnostic that the cosmos revolves around the "holy mysteries" of one particular interpretation...
The I.D.ist is like a Catholic theologian who starts out by agreeing with the agnostic that the cosmos is mysterious, but in the next breath tries to convince the agnostic that the cosmos revolves around the "holy mysteries" of one particular interpretation of one particular divine revelation.
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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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