Category Archives: Christianity

Did Prophetic Geniuses Hide Numerical Patterns in the Bible?

I received this message from Jay in the comment stream of my article Debunking Myself: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been. I want to thank you for publishing your research and being brave enough to follow your conscience. Independently of you, I began noticing numerical patterns in the psalms. Unlike you, I would not claim […]

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Conversation with James about God, the Big Bang, and the Foundation of Science (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the long conversation with with Christian creationist James McKenzie. I am answering his post found in the previous thread here. James begins: It seems that we are near reaching an impasse on our “science/ foundations/ philosophical/ beginning of the world argument. You seem bent to tell me that a mathematical […]

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Conversation with James about God, the Big Bang, and the Foundation of Science

I received this comment from James in the thread under my post called Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed. I wonder if you are still there Richard. Hey there James, I was out of town for a full week. I had to fly to Ohio to handle a family emergency. I’m happy […]

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Is Equality Anti-Biblical?

I received this very strange response to my article Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed by someone using the handle “primitive futurist”. He began by dismissing equality as “over-rated”: Big deal. Equality is so over-rated. Bible has it right, moderns have it wrong. Get over it. I responded: Actually, it is a very […]

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Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed

I received this interesting challenge to my article The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible. I will respond line by line: I missed your point in your article. You make the assertion and give support for why the Bible is sexist against women. What was your point? Was there a point? If not, it is okay. If you […]

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Flipping Fundamentalism Off

Is there such a thing as a “former fundamentalist” or do fundamentalists simply switch sides? Is fundamentalism more about the psychology of belief than its content? Can the “fundamentalism bit” be flipped off? Former Conservatives become radical Liberals. Former alcoholics become strict teetotalers who oppose all drinking. Have I fallen into that trap? I don’t […]

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Is there Evidence for God? Conversations with Wesley Steinbrink

The comment stream under my article Debunking Myself: What A Long Strange Trip Its Been diverged to the question of “evidence for God” presented by Wesley Steinbrink so I moved his comments to this new thread (link) and will be answering here. Where is the evidence for God? There is evidence in creation… Kinesin – found […]

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On the Couch with Psychoanalyst Terry Blanchard

Terry Blanchard is a long time reader who had a lot to say about my previous article Is God Trustworthy? The Root of Religious Delusion. His comments involve a lot of “psychoanalysis” of my motives, so I cast him in the role of a doctor. The Doctor Begins: Am I just an impatient petulant child? […]

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Is God Trustworthy? The Root of Religious Delusion

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. ~ Mark Twain Someone who is trustworthy in a small matter is also trustworthy in large ones, and someone who is dishonest in a small matter is also dishonest in large ones. ~ Luke 16:10 Christianity is founded upon the idea that God is […]

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Debunking Myself: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations […]

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