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Angry Atheists Gonna Hate

Apr 25, 2018

There are a few truths you can count on when it comes to angry atheists: they are absolutely certain that there is no God, and they hate his guts. Indeed, it always amuses me to find that the folks who

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Challenging Our Secular Theocracies

Nov 28, 2017

Hmm, a contradiction here? An oxymoron? We know that the word ‘secular’ is synonymous with terms like non-religious, non-spiritual, non-church, temporal, worldly, etc. Secular is the opposite of sacred. ‘Sacred’ has to do with God, religion, spirituality, etc.

The word

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A Half Century of the Counterculture

Nov 26, 2017

I confess. I was once an out and proud member of the 60s counterculture. Yep, I was once fully into the whole thing: the hippy scene, the New Left, the drug culture, the Woodstock era, the peace, love and rock

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On Quoting Others

Nov 6, 2017

OK, another rather odd-sounding article. ‘You are writing an entire piece on quoting others?’ Well yes, I am. And there is a reason for it. You see, I get into trouble quite often when I quote folks, and I get

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It’s the Culture, Stupid

Oct 19, 2017

In Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign he used the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That economics is important is true, but it is far from the whole picture. In the ideological and political realm, economics is just one part of

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Relativism and Totalitarianism

Jun 2, 2017

Ideas have consequences. And bad ideas have bad consequences. One bad idea is that of moral relativism: the idea that there are no objective moral absolutes, and morality is ultimately a matter of personal preference. If there are no objective

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The Collapsing Christian Worldview

May 13, 2017

On a regular basis, sadly, I find myself in debates with fellow believers who seem woefully clueless as to the biblical worldview. They seem to just regurgitate pagan thinking, beliefs and practice, yet still somehow think they are being good

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Heaven, Hope and Households

Mar 14, 2017

It seems that one new study has found that atheists are having fewer children than religious folks, and it seeks to explain why this is. This would not be the first time this topic has arisen, but it is one

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Second Thoughts on Darwinism

Mar 10, 2017

One of the most difficult things one can do today is dare to offer a critique of the reigning Darwinian paradigm. It is not unlike daring to leave Islam: it is considered to be apostasy and death is the required

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On Homosexual Conservatism

Feb 19, 2017

We increasingly find the homosexual movement hopping into bed with the conservative movement. Some conservatives think that this is a good thing. I am not so sure. While it is good to have conservative allies of various stripes, are we

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