Monthly Archives: December 2011

Are Christians Prewired to Believe the Bible?

Let’s start by agreeing the biggest variables in whether or not a person is a Christian, Muslim or Hindu is the religion of his/her parents and country of birth.  The easiest path is to follow the religion of birth, it’s harder to leave it. I was reminded of this … Continue reading

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Will Press Ask the Obvious Questions?? (No)

Several of the Republican candidates said God asked them to run, or, left the impression He wanted them to run. Now, in the closing days of the Iowa Primary Caucus, several of those whom God wanted in the race are losing, … Continue reading

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Political Views that Astound Me.

Every once in a while, I’m stunned by another’s political views.  That’s when I hear or read views are so far from mine I can’t quite comprehend how someone could think that way.  I’m aware, of course, my views are equally baffling … Continue reading

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The Division Within Secular Thought

Within secular thought, which we can call atheism for simplicity, is a large schism which limits its growth.  With numbers as small as they are, this split is more limiting to atheism than differences among Christians are to the faith. … Continue reading

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The Christian Political Blindspot.

A common theme of some Christians when they engage in U. S. politics is to say, “Christans are the majority.”   And, so there should be prayer in schools, Ten Commandments in the town square and so on. The Christian brand is on … Continue reading

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The Enemy is Not “Happy Holidays”.

We all know the story of Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned.  Fiddling is what Christians do when they make a fuss about “Happy Holidays” signs at the mall. I can almost guarantee not one Christian will be lost by … Continue reading

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Is Critical Thinking a Sin?

According to pollsters young people are leaving the church in unprecidented numbers.  The question is why? I’d summarize it as, either schools are teaching things that blunt religious belief, or, organized religion is not reacting properly to what children learn in … Continue reading

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Why is the Song, “Blue Christmas”, So Popular?

I hear this song several times a day during this time of year.  Why would a song with that theme be popular now when we are supposed to feel so happy? We know a downer song does not necessarily reflect downer feelings.  The genre of … Continue reading

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Don’t Light Any Candles This Christmas, It’s Pagan.

With all this talk of “war on Christmas” and fighting over nativity displays, it’s refreshing to read a rational discussion about the origins of this holiday published on a Christian site,  What I took away from the article is … Continue reading

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Catholic Hold on Poland is Slipping

The Catholic hold on Poland has always seemed invincible.  When polled, 97 percent of Poles self identify as Catholic. In an election this past October 9, however, something unexpected happened.  Ten percent of the voters voted for an anticlerical party.  This gave the new party … Continue reading

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