Cat: Jewish Zombie can make you live forever?

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Priest Plans to Defy Vatican Orders

"The Rev. Tony Flannery, 66, who was suspended by the Vatican last year, said he was told by the Vatican that he would be allowed to return to ministry only if he agreed to write, sign and publish a statement agreeing, among other things, that women should never be ordained as priests and that he would adhere to church orthodoxy on matters like contraception and homosexuality."Here is the NY Times article. … [Read more...]

Thomas Paine on the Immorality of the (Alleged) Virgin Birth

The story, taking it as it is told, is blasphemously obscene. It gives an account of a young woman engaged to be married, and while under this engagement she is, to speak plain language, debauched by a ghost, under the impious pretense (Luke, chap. I., ver. 35), that "the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee." Notwithstanding which, Joseph afterward marries her, cohabits with her as his wife, and in his turn rivals the ghost. This is putting the … [Read more...]

Empty Defense of an Empty Tomb: A Reply to Anne A. Kim’s Misunderstandings

I finished this essay many years ago, but due to my hiatus never got around to publishing it until now. It will be announced on the Secular Web’s “What’s New?” page very soon. It can be accessed immediately by using the link below, however.Abstract: William Lane Craig has argued for the historicity of Jesus' empty tomb on the basis of ten lines of evidence. In response, Jeffery Jay Lowder argued that Craig had not yet shown that any of his ten items of evidence make the empty tomb more probable t … [Read more...]

Must Read: One of the Main Reasons Ex-Apologist Thinks Christianity is False

This was posted in 2007, but I just saw it for the first time today. EA defends an inference to the best explanation that Jesus was a failed eschatological prophet. The combox includes an exchange with "Tim," who I think is Tim McGrew.LINK (HT: Wes) … [Read more...]

The Pope’s Tweets are Official Church Doctrine

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Church of England Rejects Female Bishops

One of the comments at the following link pretty much sums it up: I find it amusing that a woman can be the Queen of England and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, yet a woman cannot be a Bishop in that same church.LINK … [Read more...]

Paul Draper’s Chapter, “Christian Theism and Life on Earth”

Keywords:Christian theism and life on earth; arguments against Christian theism, CT and IN; comparing Christian theism (“CT”) to “indifference naturalism”; IN, a form of naturalism and CT, supernaturalism; evolution, on special creationism as false; implication of God's “rationality,” creating a universe; theistic objections to special creationism; methodological naturalism, in the physical sciences; IN and CT, and accuracy, to the condition of life on earth; evolution, theists the belief, of God … [Read more...]


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