Reading Time: 3 minutes During a recent hearing of the House January 6 committee, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) stated that the U.S. Constitution is “divinely inspired.” She was referring to testimony from Rusty Bowers, the Speaker of Arizona’s House. In his testimony, Bowers said, “it is a tenet of my faith that the Constitution is divinely inspired.” Bowers was […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Toxic Christians have a lot of similar methods of easing their consciences and keeping themselves feeling smugly superior to others. In a lot of ways, we could even call their self-soothing methods substitutionary atonement for their real-life behavior. Today, let me show you what I mean.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is the third in a series that you really need to read before engaging with this, otherwise you won’t have the first clue about which I am talking. See: Without the History, What are the Torah and Christian Bible? Who is Jesus and What Is Christianity Without the History and the Torah? These were […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As you will know, I have been running a series debunking the Exodus account and, in fact, this has now become a huge book project, co-authored with archaeologist Rebecca Bradley and with the foreword to be written by Assyriologist Dr Joshua Bowen. I am presently writing a chapter on the morality and theology of the […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last time we visited Hell, we checked out what the second wave of Christians (2nd – very early 4th century) thought of the idea. And we saw these Christians slowly embellishing and extending the initial ‘lake of fire’ idea. Today, let’s see what the third wave of Christians in the 4th […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let me show you what these two factions are, the major players involved, and the group they’ve both chosen as their focus.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes, I think too much. And here might be an example. Okay, so this might depend on your moral value system in the first place. Let’s take the faith vs works/deeds argument. Does faith in JesusGod get you into heaven (or simply please God), or is it the good actions that you do on Earth? Or […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is one of those arguments that I have long maintained but have never got round to putting into writing. I can’t tell you the number of hours I have spent either talking directly to Christians, including very close friends in the Tippling Philosophers, or talking online or in writing my books about the nature […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes There was an amusing thread of suggestions to add to the anonymous quote I posted the other day: “Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there, and shouting “I found it!” Science is […]