Let’s Give “Christmas” Back To Its Original Owners

It has  started already, the complaints that stores are advertising “holiday sales” instead of “Christmas sales”.  Or, people saying “Happy Holiday” instead of “Merry Christmas”. These complaints ignore a few basic facts.  First, there is no reliable information the Jesus of the Bible was born on December 25.  So, if someone does not wish to recognize that date as the…
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A Different Bible For Every Believer

We talked yesterday about how the god each person carries in his/her mind is unique, conforming to the kind of god that person needs.  A kindly god or a punitive one, whatever helps. Something similar is happening in Bibles.  Bible publishers are cranking out new and different versions for different demographics.  There are pink Bibles with appropriate…
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Why The God Figure Must Remain Invisible.

The blog about Reagan’s “Trust but Verify” brought an interesting discussion. I appreciate everyone who participated.  The lack of verification is essential to a successful religion. Occasionally, someone thinks a successful god can be a real person.  Rev. Sun Yun Moon is such a god.  He is the Messiah prophasized in the Bible.  Another person made this claim …
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What Horse Does The Message Ride?

The history of the religious versus nonreligious message is a long one, and certainly it’s not over.  But, its twists and turns are facinating, indeed. Few would know this today, but in the 1920’s and earlier in the U. S., atheism and agnosticism were popular and seemingly on the rise. How could this have been and…
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Trust But Verify; The Three Big Questions

“Trust But Verify” was a phrase made famous by President Ronald Reagan.  It gave him  the politcal breathing space he needed to make arms deals with the Soviet Union while retaining his hawkish political persona. There are three big questions skeptics ask of Christians.  They have to do with the  Christian narrative used to “prove” the existence…
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