Category: faith/skepticism

Abraham's Faith

Imagine this scenario. A close friend comes to you and says that they have had a powerful religious experience. The Creator of the universe has audibly spoken to them, commending them for their strong faith. But the voice also made a request. It command… more »

The End is Not Near

On May 21, 2011, hundreds of people will wake up with the faithful and eager expectation that they will be taken up to heaven before the day is over. They have been purchasing advertising and traveling around the country to spread the word that the end… more »

Religious Slogan in City Hall

A lawyer in Springfield, MO is sending out letters to several cities in Missouri, asking them to prominently display the motto "In God We Trust" in city halls. He even sends along a sample resolution so the councils can vote the display in. Our mayor de… more »

WBC is Not Welcome Here

A family in our area is suffering through the tragedy of losing a loved one who was in the military and the hateful Westboro Baptist Church is coming from Witicha to Harrisonville to rub salt in their wounds by protesting the funeral. I think everyone… more »

Prayer and Cancer

I have some honest questions for my Christian readers. If I am misunderstanding what you believe, please correct me. Do you believe that your god knows about a cure for cancer and yet refuses to share that information with humans? If he knows everyth… more »

Muslim Community Center

If Muslims shouldn't build a community center in lower Manhattan because a few nutjobs from one sect of their religion committed grave crimes near there, then we shouldn't allow any churches to be built near schools because a few nutjobs from one sect of… more »

Books For Sale

During my time as a Christian and as a pastor I collected lots of books. It's been 2.5 years since I stopped believing in the Christian faith, so most of those books are irrelevant to me. Last night Sara and I went through our bookshelves and pulled out… more »

Bishop Spong on Christmas

I love Christmas. I'm not sharing these links to attack the holiday, but to open a discussion about which ideas and stories of Christmas are true and which are myth. For me, Christmas is a time of love, family and sharing. It's a bright cheery island in… more »

Why Evolution Is True

Here is Jerry Coyne giving a talk based on his book, Why Evolution Is True: [youtube]w1m4mATYoig[/youtube] I thought it was a good presentation of the evidence for evolution, though he veers a little off topic toward the end. He points out that acc… more »

Infinite punishment

A group was handing out these fake money tracts at the parade on Saturday in Billings, MO: The highlighted line reads: God's perfect justice demands an infinite punishment in hell for breaking just one commandment. What an impossibly unfair… more »

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