Reading Time: 3 minutes The old fry cook was a man of un-muzzled thoughts. He was ancient and had been around since Noah was a sailor. One day he asked his smoke-choked clientele a question: “Which of ten thousand past, present, and future religions is the true religion?” Four customers in the jangled assembly, having already burnt their cheeks with the […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a book called “The Big Book of Bible Difficulties” and plenty more like it. No god worthy of the title would allow his message to be so confusing that it needed such help.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Churches, theologians and conspiracy theorists build a house of cards consisting of rhapsodic words, but no substance.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Most believers realize that other religions are bogus. Why do they think their own theology is different?
Reading Time: 5 minutes A person with integrity doesn’t claim to know supernatural things that he or she cannot know.
Reading Time: 4 minutes By James A. Haught In the mid-1800s, an imprisoned Persian allegedly saw a vision of a “heavenly maiden” who informed him of his holy status. Later he declared that he was Baha’u’llah, the Promised One of All Religions. In effect, he said he was Jesus returning for Christians, the Messiah coming for Jews, Lord […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes By James A. Haught Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I’ll cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered serpent wanted […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The difference between an apology and a marketing tactic.
Reading Time: 3 minutes After my earlier post on this subject, Slacktivist has written several follow-up posts about the evangelical freak-out over the news that one of their own may not believe in Hell: For Mohler, as for most of Team Hell, we can see that there are two distinct categories. On the one hand there is what is […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes (Author’s Note: The following review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site’s policy for such reviews.) Summary: The documentary equivalent of World Religions 101. Not much new ground is broken in this broad survey of the world’s major belief systems – although there are a few interesting surprises – but what made […]