Rock Beyond BeliefThe Fog of War…
Yep, here we are in the middle of December and as always, the War on Christmas is fully underway. Due to the efforts of those evil atheists and secularists and their attacks on Christianity, saying the words Merry Christmas is now illegal, which forced the great state of Texas to pass a state law guaranteeing [Read More...]
Creative AtheistThe Downsides of Paradise, with a Wink
It’s not so unusual for a spiritual “seeker” to believe one wild thing after another, but for someone who was an evangelical Christian for 25 years to evolve into clear-eyed atheism is perhaps not as common. This particular one wrote a very good novel.
Camels with HammersI’m On The Radio and Livestreaming Internet Today, 11am Eastern Time on the Jesse Lee Peterson Show
A couple months back I wrote an article called "How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go". My article was a response to an article of the same title (except for the italicized "I") by a conservative Christian named Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition. In that article, Wax explored all the arguments he wished conservative Christians would successfully make by using the conceit of a hypothetical TV or radio interview with a hostile interviewer. I critiqued Wax's proposed replies to criticisms of conservative Christian positions on gays in the church and in the culture, exploring all the arguments I wish we heard in media discussions of gays, conservative Christianity, and the culture. Now, ironically and gratefully, I have the opportunity to talk to an actual nationally syndicated radio show host who is hostile to my positions. So we will see how the arguments fare. I am going to be on The Jesse Lee Peterson Show today at 11:05am Eastern Time. I am told I will be on for possibly as long as an hour. Check your local affiliates for the Jesse Lee Peterson Show or listen on livestream here. There should be a way to listen to the interview afterwards.
What Would JT Do (WWJTD)Welcome Count Dolby von Luckner to WWJTD.
You may have noticed a post earlier about red-hot Victorian atheism that was not written by me (indeed, my style now seldom delves into that level of eloquence). If you look under the title you’ll see it was posted by “Dolby”. So who is this fishy Dolby character? He is actually the cartoonist Count Dolby [Read More...]
Cross ExaminedArgument For God From Differential Equations
In which your humble host attempts to create a new argument for God.
Love, Joy, FeminismFinding My Cohort
I remember the first time I met someone else who was homeschooled but had similarly left that world, daring to think for herself and marry without approval. I met Natalie when I was newly married, and it was earth shattering. It was like meeting another American while abroad in an area infrequently traveled by Americans---where you thought you were the only American there, and when you hadn't seen another American for months or even years. My memory of the moment we realized that both of us spoke the same first language is so clear, and I think many of us have had this same experience.
The Uncredible HallqI haz a tumblr
Daylight AtheismWhen Bishops Tie the Doctor’s Hands
Although the media has been thrilled by some symbolic statements about poverty by Pope Francis, the inconvenient fact remains that he’s changed none of the doctrines that were the biggest reason for atheists to object to Catholicism in the first place. Last week in Michigan, we saw another example of that: Tamesha Means, the plaintiff [Read More...]
Unreasonable FaithBible Mash-ups
First, Michael Walker trained a Markov Chain on the King James Bible and a computer science textbook, “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs,” producing the King James Programming bible. And Satan stood up against them in the table used by the programs external to the enclosing procedure Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran [Read More...]