Update: Perhaps it would be best to take this post down altogether… I don’t know. I don’t like to take down old content, because I think it can be instructive to see how a person’s views can change over time. Also, the points I made here about how the Bible views homosexuality still seem accurate… Continue reading Homosexuality: When Religious People Lose Their Credibility
My friend UnkleE and I have been having a wide-ranging discussion on several topics related to Christianity that ultimately come down to epistemology, or how Christians know God’s will. The discussion began in my last post, which critiqued a doctrine common to more moderate circles within Christianity. UnkleE had more to say on the subject… Continue reading How Do You Navigate Christianity Without a Compass?
Sometimes, skeptics of Christianity will criticize its approach to justice by asking what happened to the souls of all the people who died before Jesus’s ministry, assuming that since they couldn’t have had faith in him, they were consigned to Hell. But many Christians believe they can address this issue easily by pointing to Romans… Continue reading The Light Given
As I’ve mentioned before, my home state of Alabama has recently been wrangling over the subject of gay marriage. A federal judge in the city of Mobile ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, which made us the 37th state legalizing it. Even though the state was dragged into this position, I couldn’t… Continue reading Public Office and Political Activism Just Don’t Mix
I just finished reading Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris, and I really enjoyed it. It’s an extremely short book at only 91 pages (and they’re small pages, at that), but he plows through a lot of ground in it. True to the title, Harris writes this book as a letter. It’s actually… Continue reading Book Review: Letter to a Christian Nation — Sam Harris
EDIT: I just wanted to say that I no longer agree with this article — I’ve changed my mind about a number of things since then. However, I’ve so far decided to leave up my old posts as a record of the evolution in my thought processes over the years. _______________________________________________________________________ I’ve posted on the… Continue reading Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue
First of all, I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. I’d like to tell you that I’ll be more regular from here on, but I really have no idea if I will be or not. Just been way too busy lately. Anyway, I want to rant for just a minute on a… Continue reading Hatred in the Name of God