Did Jesus have to die on the cross?

Careful how you answer this. If Jesus did not have to be crucified, the Jewish nation is to blame for their rejection of him and his subsequent death at the hands of Pilate. If Jesus’ death was foreordained to pay for sin, nothing anyone did or did not do could prevent it. Full disclosure, weContinue reading “Did Jesus have to die on the cross?”

Democrats’ Faustian Bargain: A conservative justice on the Supreme Court for Joe Biden?

Why wouldn’t Trump, in classic Trumpian fashion, hold off his appointee until after the election so he can leverage it to force voter turnout or risk losing the seat on the Supreme Court to a liberal justice?  If I was a Republican who had soured on Trump and was considering not voting or voting forContinue reading “Democrats’ Faustian Bargain: A conservative justice on the Supreme Court for Joe Biden?”

“52 Percent of Americans Say Jesus Isn’t God but Was a Great Teacher, Survey Says”

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-majority-of-americans-think-jesus-is-a-great-teacher-yet-reject-his-claims-to-be-god-301119281.html Jesus was NOT a great teacher! He was a false prophet and fake messiah unless you believe he was literally resurrected from the dead. And if you truly do believe it, your life will reflect it. You cannot claim Jesus literally rose from the dead then live as if he did not. Proof ofContinue reading ““52 Percent of Americans Say Jesus Isn’t God but Was a Great Teacher, Survey Says””

The Dark Ages thinking of today’s Christianity

Biblical creationists speak boldly about God’s role in creation but become strangely silent when it comes to natural disasters in God’s world today. Why does God kill scores of people each day with sickness, disease, floods, landslides, earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons etc…? “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”(Genesis 1:1) “So Moses wentContinue reading “The Dark Ages thinking of today’s Christianity”

The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection Experience (Part3of3)

Does seeing ghosts make them real? The power of experience Experience is a powerful force and can be used to validate science. For instance, science can tell us why a stove is hot and we can believe it intellectually; however, when we touch the stove, experience corroborates why we know to be true. Religious experienceContinue reading “The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection Experience (Part3of3)”

The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection (Part2of3)

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is founded on the mystical encounters of his closest followers. The only facts surrounding it was an empty tomb and missing body, everything else is conjecture. In part one of, “The irrational basis of Christian faith” I argued it was primarily based on emotionalism and experientialism. While thereContinue reading “The irrational basis of Christian faith: The Resurrection (Part2of3)”

The irrational basis of Christian faith: Experientialism and Emotionalism (Part 1of3)

Evangelicals are intoxicated by irrational faith rendering them intellectually impaired. Taking your foot off the bag During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we can at least find some comfort in watching America’s national pastime, baseball, even though in crowd less stadiums. For this article, we will adopt a baseball expression to illustrate our main point.Continue reading “The irrational basis of Christian faith: Experientialism and Emotionalism (Part 1of3)”

Is America ready to give up the God of the Bible? (I think they already have)

A recent article in The Christian Post entitled, “US Christians increasingly departing from core truths of Christian worldview, survey finds” offers some interesting though not altogether revelatory findings (see below). https://www.christianpost.com/news/us-christians-increasingly-departing-from-core-truths-of-christian-worldview-survey-finds.html If you could go hoarse from repeatedly writing about the same thing, I would have lost my voice decades ago. If hypocrisy is oneContinue reading “Is America ready to give up the God of the Bible? (I think they already have)”

My conversations with Jesus (Part 7: Jesus and Santa Claus)

Me: Today I would like to talk to you about Santa Claus because the two of you have many things in common. Jesus: Who is Santa Claus? Me: Santa Claus is a fictitious character based on a real person, St. Nicholas. Over the centuries multiple traditions have contributed to his transformation and the creation ofContinue reading “My conversations with Jesus (Part 7: Jesus and Santa Claus)”

Is your faith inherited or investigated?

Nobody accepts Christianity who doesn’t also embrace at least part of its faith — the resurrection of Jesus. It takes faith to believe Christianity, without which it is untenable. The overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians, or any Christian for that matter, inherit their faith from one or more parents or family member. Rarely does oneContinue reading “Is your faith inherited or investigated?”