I’ve been spending a fair bit of time acquiring and analyzing books that advocate for manipulating people. Not, as you might be thinking, so I can manipulate people, but because I find manipulation to be disgusting, vile behavior. It is prima facie evidence of that the manipulator is a bad actor. Bad actors should be …
When I was in high school one of my religion teachers had us memorize this statement: “I am a unique child of God, full of potential.” When I became a religion teacher, I modified it slightly to, “I am a unique child of God, full of potential, and my life is hidden in Christ. (From …
Losing the battle on ‘gay marriage’ should be a stark reminder that this world is not our world. The worldly fight for the world tooth and nail because it, literally, is all they’ve got. We cannot fight their fights in the same way that they fight them. We can, however, fight tooth and nail for the health and well-being of our own families, minding our own business, and seeing to it that as the Titanic goes down, our own children, at least, are on the lifeboats.
One day you wake up and you realize that a vast number of our fellow citizens simply do not live in the same universe as we do. You cannot persuade people who live in this alternate universe. They are as beyond our reach as one universe is beyond the reach of another universe in the Multiverse. They must instead be out-voted.
No one wants to be told that they cannot play with their toy. No one wants to be told that their toy might even be dangerous in certain contexts–like the child that wishes to play baseball in the living room does not like being told to take the baseball bat and ball into the field, where that toy is more appropriate–or, that they shouldn’t bash people in the head with the baseball bat.
Apologetics Interview Questions Part 3: Intellectual State of the church and favorite Christian apologist
4. What is your opinion on the current intellectual state of the modern church? Some apologists have begun to heavily criticize it. I think there is no question that there are vast stretches of ignorance in the modern church, but I doubt the ‘modern’ part of that phrase is relevant. I’m not very impressed with …
Have you heard about this case where a man has been filing petition after petition demanding the right to marry his computer? The article cites other precedents, such as people being able to marry dolphins and cardboard cutouts of themselves. On this blog, I gave the example of the person who married a pillow–although I …