Besides the obvious example that we all are punished for the trivial sin of the apparent father of the human race (Adam) and God punishing the innocent for other’s sins (genocide in Samuel 15:3, plagues, smiting of the first-born, etc.), let’s take a look at some verses regarding children being punished for the sins of … More Children Punished for the Sins of Their Fathers
As a general note, the gospels are dated approximately 70A.D. and later – almost forty years after Jesus’ death. This is during a time without anything close to the quality of record-keeping we have today – mostly passed down orally. In my opinion, the virgin birth (as well as miracles, resurrection, etc.) is pure fiction, simply made up after … More Jesus Was Not Born of a Virgin – Part 2
A scientist or rational person develops a theory (not a hypothetical scenario, but a theory in the scientific meaning of the word – a group of propositions based on evidence that can be tested, form predictions, and withstand experiments intended to dispute the theory’s validity) about the nature of reality and is willing to change … More Falsifiable
I usually try to stay positive in my outlook on life, but the possibility of a nuclear attack on America in my lifetime (I’m 30) stemming from religious thought seems pretty serious. In this case – Islam. Sam Harris points out that religious warfare in the past was horrific, but we now have people with … More The Future Looks Dim
People often argue, “If you do not incorporate the Bible into your life, believe in God, go to church, etc. then where do you get your morals from? You become your own God” Besides the cyclical nature of the argument always assuming their must be a God, one can answer that major breakthroughs in evolution … More We Do Not Get Our Morals From the Bible
Many Christians read the story of Adam and Eve literally. Besides the dozens on arguments one could make against this position (the Earth clearly being older the 6,000 years, the survival of the human race after Adam and Eve only conceived male children, etc.), there is the obvious self-delusion and suspension of common sense Christians … More Atonement for an Allegory?
Last week, a 19 year old family member of a good friend of mine was killed in a car accident. No alcohol, no drugs – just a freak accident. I have been hearing people say things like, “Everything happens for a reason,” “God has his reasons,” “I guess he needed to be an angel, with … More “Everything Happens for a Reason”