Vicarious Redemption

The central tenants and doctrines of Christianity are severely flawed, but there just might be one theological statute that takes the cake as the most blatantly immoral – vicarious redemption. Christopher Hitchens says it best (as usual), and I’ve posted the video below. What is vicarious redemption? The concept is that a person can throw … More Vicarious Redemption

Paradise Lost

Last night, I flipped through HBO On-Demand and made the mistake of ordering “Paradise Lost,” a documentary following the case of three Memphis teens charged with murdering three 2nd-grade boys (I was not convinced of their guilt and it turns out that they were later released – that part is fascinating).  First, let me say the … More Paradise Lost

Enjoy Heaven?

Let’s say I were a Christian, but my kids were not.  How could I possibly enjoy heaven with the  knowledge that my children were burning in hell in endless suffering?  I would resent God and wouldn’t want to be with him in heaven because of his lack of mercy.  How could I want to stay in heaven?  Or … More Enjoy Heaven?