Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)

Note to reader: A much longer and textually more detailed article will follow shortly for those seeking to “dig deeper” into the relevant biblical texts. Some may think it’s too early for Christmas, but according to Luke, the birth of Jesus took place in the late spring or early summer when “… shepherds living outContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be The Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.4, the short version)”

The fashionability of skepticism in a Trumpian world

Donald Trump has made skepticism fashionable, but in a bad way. Skepticism is good when used to sharpen truth by ridding it of falsehoods but when it is used to conveniently dismiss facts, it is a dangerous weapon. Donald Trump has recruited perhaps the countries best skeptics — evangelicals. Sadly, their skepticism has been misguided.Continue reading “The fashionability of skepticism in a Trumpian world”

Rationalizing versus emotionalizing, or when feelings “Trump” facts

Nobody wants to be accused of relying on emotions over intellect . Nor do people want to be thought of as those governed by feelings more than facts, but this is the heart of evangelical belief. The majority of President Trump supporters are white evangelicals as statistics continue to show. The world has puzzled overContinue reading “Rationalizing versus emotionalizing, or when feelings “Trump” facts”

The Irrational Evangelical: I dare you to prove me wrong!

Here is the plain unvarnished truth: The resurrection of Jesus was a mystical experience not an historical event. All evidence and common sense support this conclusion. Those who “think” otherwise are relying on their own spiritual relationship not a shred of reliable data, as I will laboriously show to those willing to objectively examine theContinue reading “The Irrational Evangelical: I dare you to prove me wrong!”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.3)

The focus of this article will be on the context of Matthew and Luke’s record of the birth and infancy of Jesus. The Christmas story in context Overview: Most of us know the Christmas story. Most people, especially Christians, don’t realize there are two separate and distinct stories which are factually and logically irreconcilable. OneContinue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge: The Christmyth story (pt.3)”

A growing pandemic of ignorance among evangelicals

Evangelicals the world over are becoming increasingly resistant to facts and knowledge which is the only cure for ignorance. Science and reason are viewed with skepticism as enemies of God and the supernatural. Mankind’s rational capacity is tainted by their sin nature and at “enmity with God.” Paranoia and mistrust are quickly becoming the hallmarksContinue reading “A growing pandemic of ignorance among evangelicals”

Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge (pt.1)

Allegation: the Bible is not the divinely inspired, inerrant Word of God. It was produced solely by humans who believed they were inspired. Therefore, it is NOT a reliable and credible source for those things that contradict science and rationality. Evangelicals are notorious for using a courtroom analogy to prove Jesus rose from the dead.Continue reading “Building a case against Christ: Let reason be the Judge (pt.1)”

The Rapture: The greatest lie Satan ever told… (hypothetically speaking)

If you remove the Rapture, the world becomes instantly bleaker for evangelicals. Newsflash: All peoples, Christians and non Christians, will undergo the Final Judgment — No exceptions! Note to Reader: All articles are written with the assumption the Bible is the inerrant word of God for the sake of argument. I do not believe inContinue reading “The Rapture: The greatest lie Satan ever told… (hypothetically speaking)”

Evangelicals: What happens when good people fall prey to bad ideas

It’s open season on evangelicals! Most evangelicals would agree with this statement though not necessarily resent it. It is a righteous badge of honor. Believing they have become targets of religious persecution validates their own sense of moral rectitude. 10″Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:10)Continue reading “Evangelicals: What happens when good people fall prey to bad ideas”

Jesus and a Kingdom in Crisis

Headline: “JESUS 2nd COMING — ONLY FOR FUTURE TRIBULATION CHRISTIANS” Did you know no Christians alive today will witness the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and this world has an expiration date? If we believe evangelicals, the “Kingdom of God” Jesus spoke repeatedly about, mostly in parables, that would be inaugurated at his Second ComingContinue reading “Jesus and a Kingdom in Crisis”