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[30 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

I have finally gotten around to replying to the remarks made to my original “Perplexing” post (link). I have not approved any of the comments for several reasons.  To wit: one was from a Catholic, another made an unfriendly remark about a prominent Catholic.  And while I don’t judge my friends, neither do I facilitate flame wars – not that these two would flame up, necessarily; in fact I think they would be good friends.  I am just done with online conflict.  I am thus pulling the comments into a …

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[21 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on perplexing | ]

In Humanism, our expectation is to act as if we were humans – and we succeed, every time.
In Christianity, their expectation is to act as if they were Christ-like – and they fail, every time.
How can the system be designed to fail and be expected to work for people?

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[22 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on to twist a rope of sand | ]

When I was a Christian, I was always ready to jump on any attempt to question Christianity or any assertion of one’s civil rights that ran counter to MY interpretation of the intent of the New Testament as “persecution.”  Now, when I see the word “persecution” – especially when used by those claiming to be persecuted – I immediately start forming questions in my head.  It’s pretty rare for them to include examples of what they’re terming as persecution.  Clearly, when you read of Christians and Jews being killed or …

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[2 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on functionally godless | ]

Great post on what Nietzsche was really talking about (when he said “God is dead”) at Scott Lenger‘s blog (link).  This concept also brings to mind the work of Richard Rubenstein, whose Holocaust theology bears examination by the serious Christian/Jewish apologist.
Also wondering if Run to Win has come across Peter Rollins’ work, as it bears a similarity to something that was said to me in an email upon my atheist-debut.
he sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see
he tries to tell me what i put inside of me
he’s …