April 17, 2021

. . . Including the Analogy of Historical Skepticism Against Many Renowned Persons from the Hebrew Bible Michael J. Alter is the author of the copiously researched, 913-page volume, The Resurrection: a Critical Inquiry (2015). I initially offered  59 “brief” replies to as many alleged New Testament contradictions (March 2021). We later engaged in amiable correspondence and decided to enter into a major ongoing dialogue about his book. He graciously sent me a PDF file of it, free of charge, for… Read more

April 16, 2021

Michael J. Alter is the author of the copiously researched, 913-page volume, The Resurrection: a Critical Inquiry (2015). I initially offered  59 “brief” replies to as many alleged New Testament contradictions (March 2021). We later engaged in amiable correspondence and decided to enter into a major ongoing dialogue about his book. He graciously sent me a PDF file of it, free of charge, for my review, and has committed himself to counter-response as well: a very rare trait these days. All… Read more

April 16, 2021

Anthony Fauci has been saying that the country needs to vaccinate 70% to 85% of the population to reach herd immunity from Covid-19. But he inexplicably ignores natural immunity. If you account for previous infections, herd immunity is likely close at hand. Data from the California Department of Public Health, released earlier this month, show that while only 8.7% of the state’s population has ever tested positive for Covid-19, at least 38.5% of the population has antibodies against the novel… Read more

April 15, 2021

Sad Case Study in Taking the Holy Father’s Words Out of Context and Indefensibly Misrepresenting Them Few things make me sadder than observing respected fellow apologists and other Catholic figures (in this case, even a personal mentor) descending onto the fashionable bandwagon of pope-bashing, and doing so in a way that is embarrassingly fact-free and equally lacking in both charity and reasonableness. I shall be eternally grateful to Fr. Peter Stravinskas for giving me my first big break in Catholic… Read more

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




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