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Evangelizing, as a Hypothetical Christian

I think Christians generally do an inadequate job of evangelizing. I did poorly when I was an evangelical. That’s partly because Christian mythology is incoherent and confusing. If I believed in the Christian god now, and were trying to win … Continue reading

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Slavery

I get tired of friends telling me that slavery isn’t necessarily so bad, that it was different in Old Testament times. Is that so? What do you do with this? When a man strikes his male or female slave with … Continue reading

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Decalogue

I often hear people say they don’t believe everything in the Bible, but they try to follow the Ten Commandments; Christians will say that, although they don’t subscribe to all the Old Testament laws, not stoning rebellious children for instance, … Continue reading

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Original Sin

So, you think you have the story of The Fall all figured out, right? Adam and Eve, God says don’t eat the apple. Snake says why not? Go ahead, do it. Etc. Lesson in obedience, God laid out the test, … Continue reading

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Science, Faith, and Global Warming

I don’t know the statistics on this, but it seems to me that, at least in the United States, there are quite a few people who, on religious grounds, don’t accept the theory of evolution, and are pretty doubtful that … Continue reading

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