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Back to the Future

Suppose you could go back in time to relive last week. Winning the lottery would be a cinch, right? Wrong. Even if you memorized the winning numbers from last week’s lottery, chances are, they would be different this time around. … Continue reading

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Was the Resurrection Really Supernatural?

I was thinking about the Resurrection today. At first blush, we might say it was supernatural – that is – against the laws of nature. Dead means dead, right? There’s no coming back from the dead without supernatural intervention.  But … Continue reading

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Do Absolutes Exist?

With very few exceptions, there are no absolutes in this universe. There exist only varying degrees of probability. Even the old Newtonian “laws” are more accurately “rules of thumb”. We now know that although it is extremely likely that a rock … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Ever Make Mistakes?

Of course, Jesus didn’t make any moral mistakes or sins. But being fully human, he necessarily had incomplete knowledge of the world around him. Certainly as a child, Jesus had to learn how to do some things. Even as an … Continue reading

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Was Jonah Swallowed By a Fish Or A Whale?

The Bible says, “fish”. Popular culture says, “whale”. I think this may be a rare instance when popular culture got it right. The problem occurs when we attempt to apply modern taxonomical nomenclature to sea creatures of Jonah’s time. The … Continue reading

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Is God a Mind In Which Our Universe Is Only a Thought?

It’s easy to create a universe.  First, imagine a Big Bang in which the stuff of the universe spews outward and slowly congeals into stars, planets and other astronomical matter. Next, imagine that one of those planets you’ve just envisioned … Continue reading

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Isn’t Man a part of Nature?

If man is a part of nature, why is a bird’s nest any more natural than an automobile? Would advanced aliens see our finest achievements as mere natural creations not unlike those of ants, bees and birds?

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Objection to Christianity #3: There Is Just One God, Not Three

For the most part, Christians believe in the Trinity, a triune deity. This is not three separate gods but one God with three separate natures or sides. It is easy to imagine the analogy of a triangle with three sides … Continue reading

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Objection to Christianity #19: Christianity Is Too Exclusionary – Only Christians Go To Heaven.

First of all the jury is still out on whether even Christians go to Heaven. The Bible is rather ambiguous on the subject. The same goes for Hell. Most of the imagery we have for these places has developed over … Continue reading

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