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Category Archive: Golden Oldies

Nov 26 2011

Gospel Disproof #15: Liar, Lunatic, or Leafy Green Fruit Plant

[Originally published July 23, 2007] Apologetics is, by its very nature, an inherently bandwagon-y enterprise, so it’s not too surprising that David Limbaugh, in his foreward to I Don’t Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST , can’t resist the temptation to toss in his own two denarius’ worth: As C. S. Lewis observed, if …

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Nov 25 2011

Superstitious Faith

[Originally published July 30, 2007] Via Dr. Joan Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge, we have a good example of the “superstitious” apologetic for faith in God: My relationship with God isn’t based on wishful thinking, it’s based on the fact that I actually am blessed to have a relationship with God. Basically, you must simply dismiss any …

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Nov 24 2011

Colson on how gays persecute the church

[Originally published July 5, 2008] The Christian Post brings us this column by Chuck Colson on how the gay rights movement is really just a front for a blatant attempt to persecute Christians for their faith. No, seriously, he’s really saying that. It is all about equal rights, the gay “marriage” lobby keeps telling us. …

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Nov 16 2011

Investigating the Marian apparition at Zeitoun

[Originally published Feb. 9, 2009] [A commenter named] Jayman brings up a fascinating subject in a comment on my post about the frequency of divine intervention. Starting in 1968, and continuing over a 2-3 year period, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared over the Coptic Church of Saint Mary in Zeitoun, Egypt. It was …

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Oct 18 2011

Christianity as a hospital

[Originally published Nov. 24, 2007] Writing for michnews.com, Lee Duigon complains that Religion Reporters Don’t Understand Religion: What could be sillier than a shocked declaration by a paid professional “religion reporter” that Christian churches are full of… (gasp!)…sinners? I have a feeling that we’re about to find out.

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Oct 13 2011

God is pro-choice

[Originally published Sept. 24, 2007] According to CNN and AP, a Nebraska legislator’s lawsuit against God has produced a “miraculous” response. LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) – A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said he sued God last week …

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Sep 10 2011

Golden Oldie: If it goose-steps like a duck…

[Here's another encore, this one from May of 2008] Over at Discovery Institute’s “Evolution News and Views,” Senior Propagandist Jonathan West criticizes Dawkins for—are you sitting down?—comparing a rabbi’s speaking style to Hitler’s. Now, after denouncing Expelled as “wicked, evil” and an “outrage” for pointing out that Darwinism was one of the intellectual influences on …

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Sep 09 2011

How God really works

[I have to be out of town today and tomorrow, so I thought I'd cheat and replay some old Evangelical Realism posts. This one, from August 2007, is my all-time greatest hit (according to my stats log, that is).] A blogger at passionateamerica.com has a bit of Monday Morning “humor” that (perhaps without meaning to) …

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