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Uncertainty the Only Absolute Moral Value?

I’ve been chewing on this for a long time but a recent comment on one of my posts inspired me to finally post on it.  The post was discussing some ‘scholarly’ debate on “Gabriel’s Revelation.”

In the midst of the long comment, the gent said:

“ALL believe (sic) systems must be debunked when they claim their beliefs as fact”

There are several sentences like this, including one where he says there are “inherent frailties involved in trying to “prove the truth” of Christianity.” and adds, “It really applies to all belief systems. An honest search, perhaps … continue reading...

Today’s Notes: Moral Equivalency on 9-11, Qualification: Did not have an Abortion, Pro-life Blogs

Yesterday I was approved to be on the pro-life blogsite, www.prolifeblogs.com.  Welcome to anyone arriving on my site from there.  I invite you to see what I am about and my somewhat unique approach to the abortion issue.

The South Carolina chairwoman of the Democrat party said yesterday that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”  This has apparently inspired a firestorm but this is an observation that was made in the conservative camp already from the reverse:  that in the liberal (feminist) mind, Sarah’s primary disqualification was that she hasn’t had an … continue reading...

You can’t say Intelligent Design is not Science Just Because it is So Obvious

My favorite Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed trailer hit youtube. I had wanted to post it before but I had to link to the Expelled movie site. Here it is:

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In one of my recent posts I challenged Skeptics to be skeptical of everything. I would include the prospect that their anti-intelligent design bent is just a Dawkinian ‘meme.’ If they had been born at any other time at any other place, even they would have conceded that the marks of intelligent design were all around … continue reading...

How to Talk to an Atheist- if you Must: Fundies Say the Darndest Things

For the record, that title is meant to be a joke. I think it was Anne Coulter who had a title similar to that but with liberals in the title. But it is eye catching, don’t you think?  I like talking to atheists.  Usually.

I once wrote a long essay on how the Church needs to change the way it talks, and quick, because everything coming out of its mouth is being misunderstood.   In particular, the way the Church talks to the outside world needs to change, but updating our Christianese within the community would be a good idea, too.… continue reading...