September 15, 2020

“VicqRuiz” describes himself as “on the boundary between agnosticism and deism. I find that I am unable to accept either materialist scientism or the idea of a personal God.” His words will be in blue. ***** Atheists and agnostics usually mean [by “evidence”] “something that leaves a trace in the physical record”. Apologists can mean this, but often they mean “something that would be accepted under legal rules of evidence”. This usually amounts to eyewitness testimony. * A good example… Read more

September 15, 2020

Joseph Hartropp wrote for Christian Today (8-15-17): [T]he notion of Assumption isn’t anywhere regarded as heretical. In any case, Mary’s resurrection only precedes the general resurrection to glory that all Christians will face. In the Anglican tradition, the doctrine is regarded as adiaphora (‘a thing indifferent’), but the day is regarded as a festival in the Church of England. Contested by some, beloved by others, the Assumption remains a major date in the Church calendar. It’s very rarely noted by Protestants… Read more

September 14, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He added in June 2017 in a combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian arguments, point that out. Show me where I’ve mischaracterized them.” Delighted to oblige his wishes . . .  Bob (for the… Read more

September 14, 2020

I thought it would be informative to see how my analysis from July 16th is holding up, two months later. I gave 15 reasons why I thought President Trump would be re-elected. Is there continuing evidence that supports them, and is it greater or lesser corroboration than in July? 1) The incumbent almost always wins In the article, “Trump’s Strongest Asset Could Be His Incumbency, College Dean Says” (NBCBoston, 9-7-20), Alison King writes: Trump will point to a rising stock… Read more

September 13, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He added in June 2017 in a combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian arguments, point that out. Show me where I’ve mischaracterized them.” Delighted to oblige his wishes . . .  Bob (for the… Read more

September 12, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He added in June 2017 in a combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian arguments, point that out. Show me where I’ve mischaracterized them.” Delighted to oblige his wishes . . .  Bob (for the… Read more

September 12, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He also made a general statement on 6-22-17: “Christians’ arguments are easy to refute . . . I’ve heard the good stuff, and it’s not very good.” He added in the combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian… Read more

September 11, 2020

[originally posted on Facebook: 9-8-18] Stuff [in Bob Woodward’s book] made up out of whole cloth from anonymous sources, denied by two four-star generals, one of the President’s lawyers, the UN secretary, and vociferously by many who work with the administration, like Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Ted Cruz, is hogwash. * Trump is so successful (on many planes): including now the securing of a 5th conservative Justice at SCOTUS, that the sore losers who despise… Read more

September 11, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He also made a general statement on 6-22-17: “Christians’ arguments are easy to refute . . . I’ve heard the good stuff, and it’s not very good.” He added in the combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian… Read more

September 10, 2020

Atheist and anti-theist Bob Seidensticker, who was “raised Presbyterian”, runs the influential Cross Examined blog. He asked me there, on 8-11-18: “I’ve got 1000+ posts here attacking your worldview. You just going to let that stand? Or could you present a helpful new perspective that I’ve ignored on one or two of those posts?” He also made a general statement on 6-22-17: “Christians’ arguments are easy to refute . . . I’ve heard the good stuff, and it’s not very good.” He added in the combox: “If I’ve misunderstood the Christian position or Christian… Read more




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