So we’re at the place where we can say a couple-four things from the existential side of the problem of evil: from the perspective that pain exists, and we perceive it, we as human beings (you could say “people”) have an urge to do something about it when we see it. that urge . . . . Continue Reading »
For the record, one of the reasons I’m a fanboy of apologetics is that I am a former atheist and former Roman Catholic and, of course, I like a good argument. I like it when ideas clash and people have to engage in something other than a passive way to get to the resolution . . . . Continue Reading »
Last time I proffered the idea that pain is a problem for the atheist because he has to figure out what to do about said pain - and some of you took that at face value, but I think some of you are rightfully scratching your heads.“Frank - big thinkin’ and everything,” you ought to . . . . Continue Reading »
Last time I left you off with something like this — The problem is what to do about pain. See: the common argument here — which John Loftus plainly used to dismiss God — is that all pain ought to be stopped whenever possible. A universe with suffering in it precludes the Christian . . . . Continue Reading »
The problem is what to do about pain. See: the common argument here — which Loftus plainly uses to dismiss God — is that all pain ought to be stopped whenever possible. A universe with suffering in it precludes the Christian God (he says), so the onus is now on John or anyone else who sees pain to stop pain.
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This is an interesting take on the foundational issues surrounding the apologetic for atheism, and the Theist/Christian response. Continue Reading »
See: Peter is saying that this empty tomb changes the way we have to see the world.
Some people might see that as a set up for a great movie about zombies, right? Continue Reading »
We love our stuff, and that makes God less-real to us. We want our relationship with God to be completely under our control the way all our stuff — everything from cars to boxes of paper — is under our control. And because Jesus is not in your face the way this blog is in your face, . . . . Continue Reading »
From CBSNews.com:Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police on Saturday as they tried to bus 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic, allegedly without proper documents.The Baptist church members from Idaho called it a “Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission,” meant to save . . . . Continue Reading »
That’s not the end of what Peter said that day, and we’ll get back to that in a minute. But I think that we have to admit something to ourselves since we know we are like Oprah Winfrey. We have to admit that often, we don’t care about what God wants.
I think there are two reasons for this. ... Continue Reading »