If I Should Die Before I Wake . . .

Once when holding a child that had died, I prayed for the child, for my wife, and for my own pain. Edmund St John Reynolds was dead and remained dead. Hope and I kept hurting, but prayer worked. My prayers for my baby boy were answered with a “not yet.” He did not live as [Read More...]

Don’t Just Trust Theists: Five Characteristics of Regimes That Will Go Bad

History shows that there has never been an atheist# regime that was not horrific. There have been and are dominantly theistic regimes that are good places to live relative to the times. This is a pragmatic reason to worry about atheist# regimes. Such worry, and the fact that theism has been successful in creating decent [Read More...]

Anti-Theists are Sure They Will Not Kill You This Time

Anti-theists are sending Christians to labor camps in China and killing us in North Korea, but there is good news: Anti-theists# in the United States are positive they will not kill Christians if they ever get power and I believe them. There is no evidence that American anti-theists will ever develop a mass movement of anti-theists capable [Read More...]

He Saw Hitler: Find God’s Man in Odd Places and Listen

Human history would be different if humans learned to find the people that know what God is doing and listened to those people. When you hear complaints about God failing to intervene in history remind yourself that He did speak, but our stupidity (masked as snobbery) kept us from hearing the truth. We tuned in [Read More...]

Polytheism is true, so Reject Polytheism

Silly atheist arguments are pretty common, but a champion in the category must be: “You don’t believe in Zeus, Poseidon, and other traditional gods, so all that atheists are asking is to get rid of the last god.” I have written about this verbal confusion in the past: English uses the same word for God [Read More...]

Hallelujah! This is Not A Christmas Post

I have seen the future and it is good. I can be jolly even though this is not Christmas. In fact, it is about as not Christmas as it can be. The Holiday is far enough in the past that we have ceased to think about it, but not close at all. In fact, thinking [Read More...]

Learning from Fiction: What is wrong with fundamentalists and atheists?

The man who cannot learn from fiction because it is not literally true is like the man who cannot watch an event on television because it is not “literally” before his eyes. He is missing the truth in the representation of reality. Fiction has taught me as much as n0n-fiction. That Hideous Strength, Jane Eyre, the myths of Republic, and [Read More...]

On God’s Command to Kill All the Canaanites

There are many decent responses to the old “problem:” how could a good God command the genocide of all the people of Canaan?” Let us leave aside the over literalism that ignores the spiritual point of the passage and assumes that we are reading God’s battle plan of the people of Israel. One thing that [Read More...]

In Which I Try to Be Prudent, But May Fail

Hunter Baker is a good man, a thoughtful man, a Christian, and is convinced that my young earth creationist views are wrong, but he does not stop there. He also thinks them wrong headed. They certainly have kept me from jobs and he is right when he says that being publicly young earth costs me [Read More...]

Nothing Comes from Nothing

Maria was not a Problem. Maria was right.  Sound of Music is not the source of all truth, but it is frequently true. When wondering where to start, the beginning is a good place to start: whether A, B, C or Do, Re, Mi. Another truth Maria sings is that “nothing comes from nothing.”  Oddly, certain [Read More...]


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