Adams State University is my alma mater. I still live in the town where it’s located, and I know members of the faculty and some of the students through my local church. I still care very much for the school, and want to minister to the campus. Last year I heard about an event the Continue Reading
Today (October 12th, 2018) marks another strange holiday in a country that loves to invent new holidays. Today is National Freethought Day, and it is not to be confused with National Freethinkers Day, which is in January. (That seems a tad redundant. I guess we not only need a national day of prayer, but a Continue Reading
Dogma Debate Recently, Justin Brierley had a debate with David Smalley on Smalley’s radio podcast show, Dogma Debate. The two were debating the existence of God as argued for in Brierley’s new book. Brierley comes from a very different perspective than I do in terms of theology and apologetics, and thus, the vast majority of Continue Reading
For years thousands upon thousands of people have waited with baited breath, on the edge of their seats, for the competent, genius, academic, scholarly employees at GQ magazine to share their unbiased, objective, and sophisticated thoughts on the Bible. Thousands of years of biblical scholarship be damned, we need those over at a men’s fashion Continue Reading
One subject I have been overdue to write on is the issue of evolution, specifically regarding public education and the indoctrination of the youth. I received my undergraduate degree in secondary English education. I was very excited to become a public educator until the opportunity to be a pastor presented itself. Although I did not Continue Reading
It’s been a while since I have had an extended dialogue with an Atheist. I wanted to share one I recently had in the comment section of my most recent post. I share it for a couple reasons. It remained civil. We were at times blunt, but conversations of this nature require that. Certainly, much of Continue Reading
The Golden Rule Any person who professes any form of Atheism will find themselves regularly in conversations about morality. Objective ethics has become the Achilles’ heel of the position which asserts a universe without God is possible. What I have found strikingly interesting over the years is how many non-Christians will cling to the Golden Continue Reading
The only way to condemn one natural instinct, and condone another natural instinct, is to have a standard which transcends natural instincts. Dawkins’ worldview cannot provide that. Thus, as he shuffles through the mixed-bag of human tendencies, he arbitrarily puts some of them in the bucket marked “moral” and arbitrarily puts others in the bucket marked “evil”, when his worldview demands he needs to simply take the whole bag.
Chapter 2 of Dawkins book is inflammatory and offensive, but in his defense he warned his readers at the tail end of the previous chapter. “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; […]
We do not expect truth or reason from any other chemical reaction we can recreate in the lab, so why do we expect it from the chemical reactions in human being brains? Unfortunately, before Dawkins has even begun to give reasoning for why God is a delusion, he has admitted he cannot even account for his ability to reason from his own worldview.