“What If” Questions Are Interesting, If Not Practical

It is a sad thing to read that Christians are being imprisoned and sometimes put to death in other countries.  Even if Christians were not evangelizing and Christianity was allowed to be presented along with other faiths in all countries, one wonders if it would grow there, or not. Christians, of course, have practiced their…
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Philosopher Bertrand Russell’s Famous Teapot

To many people, it is conventional wisdom that the religious skeptic must prove there is no god.  This is a mistake. Suppose I said that between the earth and Mars there is a tiny teapot in orbit around the sun.  I am careful to say that it is too small for even the most powerful telescope to…
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Recorded Conversation Of The Future

“Mom, I had a great year in college, but I was not always your ‘perfect daughter’. If I die tomorrow will I go to hell?” “No, honey. We don’t believe in sin and hell anymore.” “Grandpa and Grandma believed in it, didn’t they? Why was that?” “Yes they did.  I wish they were alive so they…
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In The Crystal Cathedral, Gay Singers Break The Glass

That they might break all that glass is the only reason one could imagine for today’s announcement.  The Cathedral management said that all choir members must sign a pledge that they have no gay relationships or they are fired. This seems like nut-case thinking to me.  Choir members, especially for good choirs like they would have…
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St. Paddy And The Leprechauns

Plotting the origins of our customs, holidays and beliefs is always fun.  In a couple of days, we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  The origin and current meaning of the day seems to fall into the pattern that many others follow. We know that the day chosen for Christmas has a pagan origin.  The day was held to…
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