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October 18, 2021

Once Again, Archaeology and Legitimate Historiography (i.e., Known Historical Facts) Refute These Ridiculous Claims Atheist anti-theist Jonathan M. S. Pearce is the main writer on the blog, A Tippling Philosopher. His “About” page states: “Pearce is a philosopher, author, blogger, public speaker and teacher from Hampshire in the UK. He specialises in philosophy of religion, but likes to turn his hand to science, psychology, politics and anything involved in investigating reality.” His words will be in blue. Words of Dennis R. MacDonald that he cites, will… Read more

October 17, 2021

Former Christian Dr. David Nicholls wrote his deconversion story, entitled, Real Deconversion Story #19 – David N. (10-15-21). His words will be in green. I responded to one particular claim of his, and then PsiCop picked it up from there and counter-replied to my comment. His words will be in blue. ***** I lost count of how many Christians I met who presented a sickly-sweet, caring facade that suddenly disappeared once they realized their faith was being challenged, and their… Read more

October 15, 2021

I only care about the new remixes of six out of twelve songs (I agree with Paul’s derision towards the stringed-up Long and Winding Road — done against his will –,  thus, the 2003 Let it Be Naked remix gets my vote), and so I’ll be commenting on them only. I always compare in headphones, in order to hear all the sonic details better. Links are to You Tube, so readers can make comparisons. ***** 1) Get Back. I listened… Read more

October 15, 2021

Mythmaking Scholar Suggests the Story of Priam in the Iliad as the Model for a Fictional Joseph of Arimathea Atheist anti-theist Jonathan M. S. Pearce is the main writer on the blog, A Tippling Philosopher. His “About” page states: “Pearce is a philosopher, author, blogger, public speaker and teacher from Hampshire in the UK. He specialises in philosophy of religion, but likes to turn his hand to science, psychology, politics and anything involved in investigating reality.” His words will be in blue. ***** Presently, I am… Read more

October 13, 2021

Or, the Opposite and Antithesis of What Dominates Social Media 24-7 (Christians Sadly and Scandalously Included) [all passages: RSV] ***** Oh yeah, gossip Gossip, oh yeah * Runs thick and fast, no one really sees Quite what bad it can do As it shapes you into something cold Like an Eskimo igloo * It’s all across our lives Like a weed, it’s spread ‘Till nothing else has space to grow The devil’s radio * (George Harrison, Devil’s Radio, 1987) *****… Read more

October 12, 2021

This is a reply to an article by Bishop “Dr.” [???] James White: Pope Benedict XVI Continues Rome’s Move to Full Inclusivism (6 December 2005). “Dr.” [???] White is, in my opinion, the most influential, well-known, and able Protestant anti-Catholic apologist / sophist / polemicist of our time: and certainly most published and “heard”: through his podcasts and oral debates. His words will be in blue. ***** From the official Vatican webpage we read, In elucidating the psalm, the Pope also referred… Read more

October 11, 2021

Henry Karlson’s Bizarre Antipathy Towards Scriptural and Pauline Apologetics Methodology Henry Karlson, a Catholic writer at Patheos, has put up yet another of his hit-pieces against conventional biblical apologetics, entitled, Apologists Must Embrace Charity Not Argumentation As The Foundation Of Their Work (10-10-21). It’s one of a long line of his polemics along these lines. See my critique: Henry Karlson’s Odd Obsession with Anti-Apologetics (12-19-19). Not only does he make the utterly obvious point that all apologetics must be done… Read more

October 11, 2021

And Why One Seeming Methodological Approach Towards the “Right” and a Very Different One Towards the “Left”? Gerard O’Connell, writing for America (10-9-21) stated: Pope Francis received Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in a private audience in the Vatican’s apostolic palace on the morning of Oct. 9. The Vatican announced this at midday, after the meeting had taken place. Ms. Pelosi was accompanied in the audience with the pope by her husband, Paul Pelosi, and… Read more

October 8, 2021

This is a reply to an article by Bishop “Dr.” [???] James White: More on a Roman Catholic Argument (7-17-05). Bishop White is, in my opinion, the most influential, well-known, and able Protestant anti-Catholic apologist / sophist / polemicist of our time: and certainly the most published and “heard”: through his podcasts and oral debates. His words will be in blue. ***** Next, our Catholic correspondent referred to the “Queen Mother” in the Davidic kingdom. Of course, there was no “Queen Mother”… Read more

October 7, 2021

Catholic writer and misguided critic of apologetics Scott Eric Alt-Left is now ridiculously claiming that “it is like pulling teeth getting him [me] to admit he’s ever wrong about anything. . . . It’s actually pretty toxic, this need to be right all the time.” He classifies me in his indices for article categories, under “Blind Guides & False Prophets.” Other luminaries whom he places under this category include Taylor Marshall, Peter Kwasniewski, Steve Skojec, Cardinal Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and… Read more




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