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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 29 2012

Eyewitnesses

Seems like creationism, and specifically young-earth creationism, is poking its head up once again in the wake of Rubio’s uninformed comments regarding what we know about the age of the earth. As Ed Brayton reports, both Bryan Fischer and Joseph Farah have recently argued that no one knows how old the earth really is because …

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Nov 28 2012

The New Bigots

Here’s an interesting transcript, published by newsbusters.org (“Exposing & Combating Liberal Media Bias”). It’s from an interview with Rick Warren on CBS This Morning, which newsbusters describes as “hounding” Warren on his anti-gay bigotry. Apart from one or two asides, though, most of the post consists of excerpts from the original transcript, including this particular …

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Nov 27 2012

How to fight atheism

We don’t very often have good things to say about churches here, but I believe in giving credit where credit is due. And for once, we’ve got a church that, as the San Antonio Express-News reports, finally gets it right. Call it the battle of the billboards. In Lexington, a church has decided to lease …

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Nov 26 2012

Religious right to meddle

The Conservative Hideout is all up in arms about what they call a “war on Christians.” Notice that there seems to be a war on Christianity under way? Well, the folks at Hobby lobby have noticed, as they went to court to escape the the ObamaCare regulations that require them to provide coverage for the …

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Nov 25 2012

Prerequisites of intelligibility

Over at Evangelical Realism we’re starting our analysis of Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s second post in his debate with Russell Glasser on the subject of presuppositional apologetics, and this week’s topics deal largely with the subject of the intelligibility of the universe, and the prerequisites for that intelligibility. Thanks again to Russell for setting up this …

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Nov 24 2012

AiG’s outreach to atheists

I actually got this off a friend, but it’s kind of fun. You know how Answers In Genesis likes to target most of their material at weak and wavering Christians (especially if they have too much cash on their hands)? Well, now they’re extending that same hand of duplicity fellowship to atheists as well, in …

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Nov 21 2012

OMG, Biblical Christianity is dying!

Now this is more like what I was expecting yesterday: overblown Christian hysteria in reaction to Election Day’s free reality check. Writing for forbes.com, Bill Flax weeps and wails over the imminent demise of Biblical Christianity in America. And it’s all a terrible misunderstanding. Christians never wanted a culture war, you see. They just wanted …

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Nov 20 2012

A persecuted church

I thought this story might be an amusing look at yet another Christian group hypocritically claiming martyrdom and persecution. It isn’t. A decade ago, God spoke to Jane Whaley, and she says he told her to fight… “God told me, ‘Jane, you are at the beginning of a holocaust,’ ” Whaley says. “Before … we turned …

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Nov 19 2012

Ah, theism

In Traverse City, Michigan, there’s been a bit of a kerfluffle over a Veterans Day choir concert at a local church. As mlive.com reports: [Pastor] David Walls decided to “censor” the concert three weeks ago over the objections of the church’s choir director. Walls told the paper that the prayer was rejected because the church …

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Nov 18 2012

Christianity, atheism, and worldviews

Over at Evangelical Realism, we’re discussing Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s claims regarding Christianity, worldviews, and what he says are the inherent inconsistencies and irrationalities of the atheistic worldview (which according to Pastor Feinstein is a single, well-defined worldview with a distinct set of unique and identifiable properties). I expect some of you will enjoy that sort …

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