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Atheist Morality

I don’t cheat on my tax forms. That doesn’t make me a person of high moral standing; it could just mean I don’t want to get penalized for breaking the law. So, do I have an atheist morality? I have … Continue reading

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The Trinity

I originally published some thoughts on the Trinity on October 18, 2013. It became lost in cyberspace due to technical problems, but I have developed a few new ideas since then that may contribute additional understanding. Ineffably Yours I believe the official Church teaching on the Trinity causes Christians no … Continue reading

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Christian Nation

For those who think that the USA is, or ever has been, a Christian nation, remember that the good European Christians who founded it did so by killing and enslaving non-Christians. Those good Christians robbed the land from the Natives and … Continue reading

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Homophobic Robert Jeffress

So when I saw this post about how Pastor Robert Jeffress is supposed to be homophobic, it caught my interest, and I had to investigate. I didn’t know much about Jeffress, and I don’t like to pass on incomplete or … Continue reading

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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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Notes on Morality

Originally posted November 27, 2013. “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…” ~ C.S. Lewis. Does atheism deny morality and the meaning of life? … Continue reading

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Hypothetical God

Originally posted on 2013/10/11. Full disclosure: I do not believe in anything supernatural. I don’t really even know what “supernatural” is. But what if there were a creator and controller of the cosmos, with qualities similar to those attributed to … Continue reading

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The Value of Absurdity

If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals

Just a short note after that long conversation with an anti-gay Christian fundamentalist: I try to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. I am in no way a fundamentalist. In fact, I would say that I reject all the … Continue reading

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Homosexualist Debate

I got into a discussion with a Facebook friend that I would like to open up for discussion. I have included our whole conversation, minus a few comments on blog formats. Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 by Tom Usher … Continue reading

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