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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 29 2013

A surprising enemy

Over at latimes.com, they’re reporting that the dishonestly-named “Defense of Marriage” Act has an enemy that may surprise you. One of the nation’s leading gay-rights advocacy groups, the Human Rights Campaign, has formed a coalition of major companies calling for the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It’s no surprise, of course, that …

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Jan 28 2013

More thoughts on gun control

I confess I have mixed feelings about gun control. On the one hand you have situations like the recent shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where something clearly needs to be done to protect children against mass murder. That one seems like a no-brainer. On the other hand, I don’t trust the 1% and …

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Jan 27 2013

God and the PlayStation 3

In this week’s look at Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s presuppositional argument for God, the good pastor whips out his PlayStation 3 and uses it to defeat atheism. No, really.

Jan 25 2013

Religion and gun control

So I was browsing around the Internet (again), and I found this story: Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of over 45 religious leaders and clergy have signed a letter addressed to the members of Congress, urging them to take immediate action to prevent more gun violence. The group is calling for three …

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Jan 24 2013

About the billboard contest…

Just a quick note about the billboard contest I announced at the beginning of the month. Only two people submitted any actual artwork, and one of those was ineligible due to licensing issues, so I’ve decided to cancel the contest. Some of you might enjoy browsing the entries submitted by Sam D., though, so I’ve …

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Jan 23 2013

The presuppositional proof of atheism

I was thinking this morning about the presuppositionalist’s argument for God, and it occurred to me that in fact, presuppositionalism is really rather an effective disproof of theism in general and Christianity in particular. Consider this snippet from Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s third post in his debate with Russell Glasser. I am not sure how familiar …

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Jan 22 2013

In the woo zone

Everybody get out your patented Gullibility Boots, you’ll want them buckled up to about mid-thigh for this one: “Every cell in my body tingled with pure joy,” that is a common statement made by anyone who just entered “The Zone” state of consciousness. The euphoria reflects the fact that anti-aging and stress hormones are surging …

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Jan 21 2013

Atheism on CNN

An atheist mother got a big reaction when one of her posts got published on CNN iReport. [Deborah] Mitchell, a mother of two teenagers in Texas who feels “immersed in Christianity,” started a blog about raising her children without religion because she felt frustrated and marginalized. She didn’t want to feel so alone, she says. …

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Jan 20 2013

Scripted bows and bald assertions

Over at Evangelical Realism, we’re finishing up Pastor Stephen Feinstein’s third post in his debate with Russell Glasser, and watching him congratulate himself on how thoroughly he has, in his own opinion, refuted atheism in its entirety. He’s the good guy, and he’s read through his whole script, so of course he’s won by now. …

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Jan 18 2013

Doggy disciples

The name “Islam” means “submission” or “obedience,” but move over, Mohammed, the Christians are about to take obedience to a whole new level with their program to raise up ministers of the Gospel—on four legs. A program offered at one Wyoming church gives dogs with their owners the opportunity to spread comfort and the message …

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