My conversations with Jesus (Part 5: The irrational evangelical)

Me: Hello, once again Jesus, today’s conversation will be a little different. Jesus: How so? Me: I probably should have mentioned this earlier but I think the subject today dictates full disclosure. I used to be a devoted follower, an evangelical Christian. Jesus: Our conversations make more sense now, although I must admit I suspectedContinue reading “My conversations with Jesus (Part 5: The irrational evangelical)”

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)”

Confessions of a Jesus junkie (It’s not what you think) #jesusjunkie

My addiction to the biblical Jesus cost me my faith (told ya). You could say my love for Jesus drove me to learn the truth about him which in the end exposed him. He was a misguided man who was a victim of his own popularity. He couldn’t save his own soul let alone theContinue reading “Confessions of a Jesus junkie (It’s not what you think) #jesusjunkie”

Evangelicalism: An irrational faith

I used to think I was a rational evangelical. My professors presented Christianity as consistent with science and logic. It was the unbelieving world who were unwilling to accept the facts because of their sin nature. Mans’ intellectual capacity was tainted by sin which made it impossible to acknowledge the truth. For years I subscribedContinue reading “Evangelicalism: An irrational faith”

Are #evangelicals dumb? (Inside the mind of an evangelical)

I’m not saying evangelicals are dumb, I used to be one, but they definitely have a dumb side and a smart side. They have two “brains.” I have read many articles attacking evangelicals for being anti-science and anti-rational. If you trace the history of evangelicalism, there is no debating this is unequivocally true. But itContinue reading “Are #evangelicals dumb? (Inside the mind of an evangelical)”

Evangelical Christian obscurantists and the distortion of truth: My quixotic life as an Evangelical (Part 2)

Anybody who has been in a cult or deeply immersed in the evangelical culture who then “gets out” knows the culture shock of entering the “real” world. For me it was scary but it is all a question of how invested one was before leaving. Before we begin let me say this: It has takenContinue reading “Evangelical Christian obscurantists and the distortion of truth: My quixotic life as an Evangelical (Part 2)”

The #resurrectionofreason

Happy #Easter to all! I do not believe for a second Jesus rose from the dead, but I still love the tradition of Easter. Were it not for social distancing, I would be in church at this very moment on Easter Sunday. I have researched, reflected and written extensively on the resurrection of Jesus asContinue reading “The #resurrectionofreason”

The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 7 of 7: The Resurrection)

”Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”(John 11:25) These words recorded in John’s gospel are alleged to have been spoken by Jesus just prior to raising Lazarus from the dead. If true, Jesus could not have provided a betterContinue reading “The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 7 of 7: The Resurrection)”

PROOF the #theresurrectionofJesusisfakenews (Read here!)

The post-fact world of evangelicalism It is astonishing people will elevate feeling something (spiritual experience) is true over knowing (science) it isn’t. Reason and facts are faith’s greatest enemy and ignorance her dearest friend. An experiences can be real even if what spawn it is not. A child’s experience of Santa Claus is genuine, powerfulContinue reading “PROOF the #theresurrectionofJesusisfakenews (Read here!)”

The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 5: The Trials)

Jesus was a victim of his own popularity. He was never more than a potential potentate, a king without a kingdom or a throne. In the end, everyone deserted him, even his God. His success as an “Last Days” or eschatological prophet during Passover generated the possibility of his messiahship. The crowd of emotionally chargedContinue reading “The Resurrection Story: The Case of the Missing Body (Part 5: The Trials)”