April 12, 2021

This is taken from my comments on my Facebook page. Much more discussion (including vigorous opposing views) can be read there. ***** No one has said — from the beginning — that vaccines were required. If they aren’t, they aren’t. Social distancing and quarantine where necessary also prevent the spread until this nightmare is finally over. *** My reasons for not receiving it stem from my holistic health philosophy and also objection to use of baby parts in almost all… Read more

April 10, 2021

Dr. David Madison is an atheist who was a Methodist minister for nine years: with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Boston University.  I have replied to his videos or articles 45 times as of this writing. Thus far, I haven’t heard one peep back from him  (from 8-1-19 to 4-10-21). This certainly doesn’t suggest to me that he is very confident in his opinions. All I’ve seen is expressions of contempt from Dr. Madison and from his buddy, the atheist author, polemicist, and extraordinarily volatile John Loftus, who runs the ultra-insulting Debunking Christianity blog…. Read more

April 10, 2021

Mark 16:17-18 and the Various Sign Miracles Dr. David Madison is an atheist who was a Methodist minister for nine years: with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Boston University.  I have replied to his videos or articles 44 times as of this writing. Thus far, I haven’t heard one peep back from him  (from 8-1-19 to 4-9-21). This certainly doesn’t suggest to me that he is very confident in his opinions. All I’ve seen is expressions of contempt from Dr. Madison and from his buddy, the atheist author, polemicist, and extraordinarily… Read more

April 9, 2021

. . . And Open States Are Doing Just Fine: the Opposite of the Confident Dire Predictions Henry Karlson, who writes on the Patheos Catholic channel (same host as my blog) recently opined: It seems we have not yet learned what we can from our experience with the pandemic. We should have learned how we are in this together. We should have seen real world examples of how what one person can adversely affect the rest of us. Selfishness leads… Read more

April 9, 2021

BensNewLogin (former adherent of Judaism and for a short time, Christianity) is an atheist who responded to my paper, “Problem of Good: More Difficult than Problem of Evil?” (4-3-21) in the combox underneath. His words will be in blue. ***** So, you have asked me about the “problem of good“. Now I have some more time to write, but not as much time as I would like. Thanks for responding and remaining civil, too. I may not get around to answering… Read more

April 8, 2021

This (socratic) dialogue came about on my blog. Words of agnostic DC Kurtz will be in blue. ***** What is your own definition of “good” and how do you (philosophically and logically) arrive at it? Secondly, I propose a test case, in order to challenge your view of ethics and right and wrong. I will state it, ask your opinion, and then follow up with (equally important and necessary ) socratic questioning, in order to bolster my point of view (or modify… Read more

April 8, 2021

The following exchange demonstrates how easy such alleged “contradictions” are to refute and “solve.” Anyone who understands how logic works and who has an open mind and desire to be objective, could have done the same. ***** Atheist C Nault wrote the following on my blog: Jesus’ final words on the cross before he died: Matthew 27:46-50 & Mark 15:34-37 Jesus’ last recorded words are: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Luke 23:46 Jesus’ last recorded words… Read more

April 6, 2021

This exchange occurred in a combox at the atheist site, A Tippling Philosopher. Words of atheist Geoff Benson will be in blue. ***** There has been only regression under Christian civilisations. The Dark Ages got their name for a reason. Almost all historians now classify the so-called “dark ages” as the predominance of pagans and barbarians, over against Christianity: which was preserving classical culture, via the Roman Empire. If you don’t wanna take my word for it, look it up…. Read more

April 6, 2021

I am responding to many portions of the article, “New Testament Contradictions” by Paul Carlson (The Secular Web, 1995). His words will be in blue. The numbers in red are my own (for numbering the alleged “contradictions” that I reply to). ***** Editor’s note: As with all lists of alleged biblical contradictions, there will be disagreement in at least some specific cases as to whether a given “contradiction” is a genuine contradiction. It is therefore up to the reader to… Read more

April 5, 2021

This is a follow-up to my article, Problem of Good: More Difficult than Problem of Evil? (4-3-21). The discussions took place in a long thread (currently 895 comments) on atheist Jonathan MS Pearce’s blog, A Tippling Philosopher. Words of my four dialogue opponents will be in various colors. ***** Geoff Benson: I’ve read your article but it takes me back to my early days discussing the philosophy of religion, and addresses issues we’ve covered so many times. I’m not trying to be ‘anti… Read more




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