Monthly Archives: January 2011

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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Should I Be More Politically Correct?

Sometimes, I have a hard time showing respect for other people’s views. That is, I can’t be politically correct.  One place I struggle to be political correct is when someone says, “In my religion, those people are an abomination. They are sinners. I’m a Christian … Continue reading

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Faith Inflation and the Marketplace for Religion

We know the Christian faith and other faiths offer an afterlife.   Could it be there will be “price cutting” among the faiths–each offering up a better salvation and a lower price to get in?  It’s already happening. The Muslim faith offers a … Continue reading

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The Clobber Scriptures

These are the six or seven scriptures that are used to label same sex relationships as sin.  They are used to clobber gay people. None of these scriptures is crystal clear as to what, precisely, it being discussed.  Books have … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Possible You Are Wrong?

That question is asked of me more often than any other.  Probably every atheist and religious skeptic fields that question. Isn’t is possible there is a god? I’ve seen the famous author Richard Dawkins  (The God Delusion) in person and in … Continue reading

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In the Emerging Church, Sin is Gone

If you are worried about sins you have committed, you need not anymore.  And, if you are like me, and are more interested in the sins of other people than you are in your own,  that sin is gone as well. In … Continue reading

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