Tag Archives: understanding

Video: How Bible stories were easily exaggerated

The human memory is a troublesome thing.  Even in this age of readily available information, great quotes can be wrongly attributed to people who do great things in a short period of time. Case in point, author John Green – who … Continue reading

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Why are Christians so negative toward Atheists?

It seems that many Christians dislike Atheists, especially according to the study referenced here: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/07/19/saturday-stat-wait-who-dislikes-atheists/ Jesus seems to have spent a significant amount of time and energy connecting people in troubled situations (who were likely not too thrilled with the … Continue reading

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An exercise in questioning Christians

Every now and then I am afforded an opportunity to spark up significant conversation with some Christians that frequent the Matt Walsh Blog.  It has actually been a great proving grounds for my unorthodox view of Christianity. Of course, Easter … Continue reading

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Fully human, fully God – how this can work logically

When I hear an athlete say they are going to give 110% effort, I shake my head.  If taken literally, they are saying that they will exert themselves 10% beyond what they are capable of.  In other words, I expect … Continue reading

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What if Atheists embraced Bible teachings realistically?

Atheism tends to be seen more as a fight against religion.  It’s a fight that tends to bring deeper divide between the opposing viewpoints. What if Atheists embraced the Bible and actually utilized it as a historical point in human … Continue reading

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Where I’m coming from

As someone who never actually identified with religion but grew up with basic understandings of it, I actually felt intimidation when encountering a Christian who started to speak Bible-ese to me.  Between that and the selfishness I had encountered while … Continue reading

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Pope Francis says “Who am I to judge?”

Wow, a religious leader following broader Biblical ideas!  See link: http://www.smh.com.au/world/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion-20130920-2u326.html And he has it right.  Christians believe it is up to God to judge us, yet many religious groups try to push their own moral agendas instead of being … Continue reading

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Drug decriminalization brings positive results! That shouldn’t surprise Christians.

“I have the freedom to do anything, but not everything is helpful. I have the freedom to do anything, but I won’t be controlled by anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 CEB Today, I stumbled across an interesting example of the positive … Continue reading

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