You Might Be Disappointed In What The Apostle Paul Actually Wrote

Writing attributed to the “Apostle” Paul is claimed to be the blue print of the Christian faith. If you asked the average casual Christian today what Paul’s views were you would no doubt hear the standard Christian conventional wisdom of original sin and hell. The link explains this commonly held view is mostly wrong. The author, a…
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How To Be Happy

There are professors studying what makes you happy. To be honest, I’m not sure their study of happiness helps us much. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see what they conclude. Contrary to the convention wisdom in religion, religion is not necessary for happiness. The link study found that people who are rich are not necessarily…
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Archaeology Has Been Tough On Religion

The Book of Mormon plots the path of Jews across the ocean to South America. The original Indians of South America were thought to be descendants in a line going back to Moses.  When he became aware of unstudied sites in South America a young energetic attorney was certain studying these areas would reveal the…
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The New Rent Free Economics

Much of my life I’ve been involved in or have watched the economics of what we might call generically “shelter.” One part of it was 16 years as a mayor resisting when possible higher and higher standards in our building and fire codes. The building I now live in was built during the that period…
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There Are Atheists In Saudi Arabia

Though it is still anecdotal, there is evidence of growing atheism in this oil country. Not so long ago revealing to anyone you are an atheist was very dangerous. There was the possibility of government arrest. Also one assumed whoever you were talking to was a follower of the faith and would be offended. According…
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