God was absent from school in Newtown, Connecticut. How anyone can read the recent news of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and believe in God, I have no idea. How a loving, merciful, good, all-knowing, all-powerful God can will, preordain, or allow the slaughter of innocent children while destroying … More Where Was God?
I get this a lot from Christians with whom I dialogue regarding religion. This statement presupposes that God can find me (and someone powerful enough to create such a complex universe should be able to locate one of his children and talk to him/her) and chooses not to find me. He is currently allowing me to wallow … More “I Pray God/Jesus Finds You”
Over the last several years, I really, truly, sincerely tried to become a Christian. I followed the example of my Baptist pastor father and my upbringing – I read the Bible, went to church, listened to podcasts and read books on theology, prayed several times daily, etc. In a meditative state from prayer and Bible … More God Exists Only Within the Imagination
If God created the universe less than 10,000 years ago, we would not be able to see stars because the light would not reach us until the very distant future. That is, of course, unless he created the universe with light beams billions of light years away already reaching the Earth. Creating a new universe … More Stars in Genesis – Another Point Against Creationism…
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
I have been listening to Richard Dawkins’ audiobooks (The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth) lately, and he brings up an interesting point about Creationism. He quoted someone – I’m sorry I cannot remember who – making the point that Creationists believe the world is less than 10,000 years old – many believe … More Interesting 5-minute theory against Creationism
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”