Creation

Creation

This article on PJ Media is entitled: “4 Reasons Christians Can Believe in Evolution” and carries the subtitle buried within “and 2 reasons why you might not want to.”

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Principles

Religious_symbols

A friend made an observation that got me thinking. It follows, along with my reply (lightly edited and formatted a bit better): What we devote our lives to — the principles we honor [and] uphold — is our god. […]

Abrogation

BoschFaustin_Muhammad

More from the conversation with “THE RIPENING WANDERER” on the “only a few” defense of Islam. He wrote: […]

Religious Differences

Reformation

Even to a person who has never been a believer in any faith, the differences between faiths may still be observed.

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Killer Jesus?

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Sam Harris, a well known anti-religious author and speaker, has asserted that Jesus commanded his followers to kill those who do not accept his rule. This would place Jesus in precisely the same position as Allah and Muhammad of Islam, as the Qur’an contains many verses to the effect that killing non-adherents is not just permissible, but a duty. But is the assertion about Jesus well founded? […]

Marriage

rings

This one is trickier, as I have mixed feelings about the issue:

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Conception

foetal_development

I have some thoughts on “life begins at conception” definition:

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Natural Law, Natural Allies

Aristotle_criticism

From time to time, I mention in these writings that I am non-religious. This has always been true of me; I am not a “converted” or “lapsed” or “apostate” anything. But many of my fellow conservatives are indeed deeply religious, and sometimes express disbelief or even disdain that a non-theist could support American conservative beliefs.

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Reformation

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The sole difference between mocking Christianity and Judaism and Buddhism and the Sikh faith and so on versus Islam is that all of those others won’t kill you for it, as a general thing. Islam deserves to be mocked until it grows up and/or weeds out the jihadist (and jihad-supporting) elements that make up too large a portion of its adherents now. Islam has several categories of practitioners, it seems to me: […]

Interpreting the Bible

Bible

In a MENSA discussion thread on the Bible — to which many participants are hostile — one commenter posted the following which I thought was interesting. I cannot link you back to the source, as it is a members-only forum. The context here is that the poster is asking for any perceived contradictions in the Bible, and has planned to refute each one. But Carolyn responded as follows: […]

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