Post tagged with Christianity
December 28th, 200902:33 PM ETIn the thread to "An Atheist Pot, a Christian Kettle, and an ironic charge of blackness" I critiqued atheist inconsistencies. Who would have thought that the thread of the discussion would provide further evidence for these ironic consistencies? In the thread I noted some of the evidence I had provided for Christian theism. "I have discussed innu...
November 30th, 200910:37 PM ETChristians, atheists and everybody in between, we all have a tendency to end up in intellectual ghettos, spending most of our time speaking and interacting with people that we agree with. With so little interaction with others, is it any surprise that so often we are content with stereotypes and gross simplifications? Well on that somber note, I a...
November 01st, 200909:51 AM ETScenario A: Alex the Christian Murderer Alex is a Christian active in his church, a deacon and Sunday school teacher. One day Alex comes to hold the belief that God wants him to kill his wife, and so he strangles her and then flees the city. Alex is picked up a few days later in a neighboring state and the media is saturated with images and storie...
October 27th, 200909:17 PM ETPaul lamented to the Corinthians "I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." How little things have changed in two thousand years. It is a sad commentary how many Christians yet today remain content with a kindergarten Christianity understanding of the faith. They know that Jesus loves me, ...
August 25th, 200910:09 PM ETAn Alan Smithee film is one in which the director adopts the pseudonym "Alan Smithee" because he/she is so dissatisfied with the final product. There is one thing worse than coming to recognize that you have made an Alan Smithee worthy film, and that is failing to recognize that you did. I thought of that as I recently watched director Larry Charl...
August 24th, 200908:43 PM ETThe charge is a common one. You're a Christian because you were born and raised in North America. If you had been born in India you'd probably be a Hindu. If you had been born in a certain part of Africa, you'd probably be an animist. The conclusion is given by one of my readers, AnAtheist.Net, who charges: "You arbitrarily prefer a belief that is...
August 20th, 200910:19 PM ETWhat would you say if an atheist asked you to tell him how best to shake your Christian faith? It would be a strange question wouldn't it? Rather like Caleb Bradham (founder of Pepsi) calling up Asa Griggs Candler (one time head of Coca-Cola) and asking for the secret formula to Coke. And yet, that is what I was asked by one of my readers, Converse...
August 17th, 200901:07 AM ETMany skeptics today assume that the religious believer who teaches his religion to his children is guilty of a form of cognitive child abuse. For a great example of this reasoning consider the opening of the essay "Viruses of the Mind" where Richard Dawkins describes how he managed to preempt the mental abuse of his own daughter: "I have just disco...
July 30th, 200904:42 AM ETIn a recent blog post right here in Food for the Soul a fellow blogger described a radio segment where a caller dared to explain the diversity of languages in terms of the confounding of tongues at the Tower of Babel. This received short-shrift from the host who then lapsed into snickers, mockery, and contempt. This response strikes the blogger as ...
July 20th, 200911:19 AM ETSkeptics of Christianity (e.g. atheists, agnostics) often assume that there is something epistemically sub-par about Christian belief. In many cases the thought is that Christian belief is somehow unjustified or irrational. Indeed, the more uncharitable and undisciplined will even take to calling Christians such incendiary epithets as "insane"...
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