Christians Vs. Atheists In The Billboard Wars

In several large metro areas of the United States, atheists’ billboards have popped up.  Among the messages are ones like, “Don’t Believe in God? You are Not Alone”and “You Know its all a Myth.”  One location is just outside the Lincoln Tunnel.  Others have been put up in Bible Belt locations like Alabama and Texas. Churches have responded.  They…
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Christianity Is So, Well, Tribal

This is a critical thing to say.  But, for the most part, it fits today’s conservative wing of the Christian religion. To be tribal is to circle the wagons, make judgements about the other tribe and lob insults over the fence to them.  It is to believe that our tribe is good, the other tribe is bad.…
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The Bible As Theater

In my amature opinion, there are three general ways to read the Bible.  One is the “literal” way where it is viewed as written by God and there are no contradictions or inaccuracies.  Another is the traditional seminary way, that the Bible is read in the historical context of those times.  A third, and maybe not entirely different…
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Why Are All Christians Painted With An Evangelical Brush?

Some folks who criticize my writing are people who have the same views as mine on most issues.  They are Christians who share with nonbelievers concern about social justice, gay rights and women’s rights on the abortion issue.  Their comments go something like this, “I have the same problems you do with the right wing of the faith.  I…
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Christians Are Atheists, Part II

A while back, I wrote a blog that explained what atheists and Christians have in common.  They are both atheists in their attitudes toward all the gods that have ever been worshipped, except one. I made  an estimate that there have been  about 2,000 gods.  Comedian, Ricky Gervais, now uses the number 2,798 as the number…
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