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Edward T. Babinski
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Isaiah 53 not a prophecy of Jesus
Isaiah 53 is not a prophecy of Jesus, unless you ignore its original context and only focus on the potential "hits" and ignore the clear "misses," using a hazy "pesher" approach to its interpretation. The trouble for Evangelical apologists is that there are...
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Is Religion Connected to Violence?
[I would qualify the statement above by adding that it is the depth to which you identify yourself primarily and solely with your particular beliefs, culture, race or nation, that is the depth by you separate yourself from all that you share with the rest o...
[I would qualify the statement above by adding that it is the depth to which you identify yourself primarily and solely with your particular beliefs, culture, race or nation, that is the depth by you separate yourself from all that you share with the rest of humanity.] ...
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Does "Atonement" Make Sense?
Don’t Christians ever wonder why killing God’s son (whom they believe to have been "God the Son," the second person of the "Trinity") was not the greatest sin humans could ever commit? Humans killed God?! Isn't that the greatest sin anyone could possibly dr...
Don't Christians ever wonder why killing God's son (whom they believe to have been "God the Son," the second person of the "Trinity") was not the greatest sin humans could ever commit? Humans killed God?! Isn't that the greatest sin anyone could possibly dream of ever committing?
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Resources Concerning Big Questions: God, Nature, Design, Fine-Tuning Argument...
We don't know if any other set of constants and laws are even possible. We also don't know that the constants can vary independently from one another. They may all be causally related to one another or to some more fundamental feature. We used to think ther...
We don't know if any other set of constants and laws are even possible. We also don't know that the constants can vary independently from one another. They may all be causally related to one another or to some more fundamental feature. We used to think there were as many as 40 fundamental ...
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Problems with Reconciling Christianity and Evolution (based on the book, Evolving Out of Eden by Robert M. Price & Edwin Suominen)
In terms of the early evolution of what would become the human species, having offspring was key. Jesus may have taught that "the meek shall inherit the earth," but we haven’t inherited much from them genetically. Rather, it is the “disproportionate replica...
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Can a Fine-Tuner Admit That Their PARTICULAR Conception and Becoming the EXACT Person They Are MIGHT Be the Result of Impersonal Probabilities Rather than Finely Directed Teleological Design?
If they can admit such a thing then go further, ask them if they can admit that the birth of the entire species known as Homo sapiens MIGHT be the result of impersonal probabilities. If they can admit such a thing then go further, ask them if they can admit...
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Christians or Non-Christians Who Suffer Depression or Attempt Suicide. What We Have In Common.
Suicide occurs among Christians at essentially the same rate as non-Christians... Suicide kills a disproportionate number of young people and the elderly, and it has become increasingly prevalent among returning veterans. More active duty soldiers now die f...
Suicide occurs among Christians at essentially the same rate as non-Christians... Suicide kills a disproportionate number of young people and the elderly, and it has become increasingly prevalent among returning veterans. More active duty soldiers now die from suicide than from combat.
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The Difference Christianity Makes--Both the Subtle and Dark Differences
Concerning my own past experience as a "born again" Christian, letting people "see Jesus" inside me was something I deemed very important. Only after years of Christian experience and self-evaluation did I slowly realize that something did not ring quite ho...
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How and why did the scientific revolution take place? How much responsibility can Christianity claim for it? ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
TWO GREAT BOOKS that cite all of the major attempts by Christian apologists to try and claim that Christianity was responsible for science (the dependency thesis) and proving in every case that their arguments are questionable/unsupportable. http://www.amaz...
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On The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy) & The Bible
According to the Bible, God made the stars on the fourth day of creation. But even more remarkable is the fact that He is creating them still, though the latter miracle is considered not worth mentioning by any of the Bible’s authors. (I wonder why? The cre...
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Quotations from Sir Martin Rees and Paul Davies, Handy to have since fine-tuners often selectively quote from Rees and Davies
Our sun is less than halfway through its life. It formed 4.5 billion years ago, but it's got 6 billion more years before the fuel runs out. --Martin Rees, professor of cosmology & astrophysics, Trinity College and the University of Cambridge Many people [wh...
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Greg Bahnsen, presuppositional Christian apologist, Reconstructionist, Theonomist, as mentioned in a section of a new book on Christian Reconstruction by Assoc. Prof. of Religion, Michael J. McVicar
Click here to peek inside the book. Greg Bahnsen Soon after a young Greg Bahnsen met R. J. Rushdoony at an Orthodox Presbyterian Church gathering Greg decided to become a minister, but not just any minister. Bahnsen became a presuppositionalist Chrisitan ap...
Greg Bahnsen Soon after a young Greg Bahnsen met R. J. Rushdoony at an Orthodox Presbyterian Church gathering Greg decided to become a minister, but not just any minister. Bahnsen became a presuppositionalist Chrisitan apologist like Rushdoony, who urged that there could be no neutrality between ...
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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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NASA may be ramping up for the launch of its next Mars rover mission later this month, but the Agency's Opportunity rover — which has been c

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One of the more loony episodes (and there are many) in the annals of the Catholic Church is this report from The Freethinker, "Catholics pin

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Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and The Magician King, joins us to discuss goofing on Narnia, reviewing for Time, and rebelling agains

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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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