Agnosticism, Atheism, Bible Study, Christianity, Faith, God, Religion, Truth

Does God Change from the Old Testament to the New?

I started to leave this post as a comment on ratamacue0's recent post, What Started My Questioning? but decided to post it instead. Fellow blogger (and friend) unkleE left this comment as part of a conversation that he and ratamacue0 were having: ...most non-believers seem not to recognise that there isn’t one consistent portrait of… Continue reading Does God Change from the Old Testament to the New?

Agnosticism, Atheism, Christianity, Faith, God, Religion, Truth

Pandora’s Box

The other day I started thinking about what would have happened if I had stopped looking critically at Christianity after reading those articles that first made me question the Bible's legitimacy. What if I had turned from them and decided to never look at anything else that might cause me to doubt my faith? If… Continue reading Pandora’s Box

Agnosticism, Atheism, Christianity, Creationism, Culture, Evolution, Faith, God, Intelligent Design, Religion, Truth

8 Year Anniversary!

So today marks 8 years that I've been doing this blog. That's a pretty big milestone! I had two posts on November 14, 2006, and I thought it would be fun to repost them here (along with a little commentary). Here's the first: Well, this is the first official post of my new blog. Don’t… Continue reading 8 Year Anniversary!

Agnosticism, Atheism, Christianity, Faith, God, Morality, Purpose, Religion, Truth

The Life of a Dog

This is reality in a universe without God: there is no hope; there is no purpose. It reminds me of T.S. Eliot’s haunting lines: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. What is true… Continue reading The Life of a Dog

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An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

Now that we've actually covered Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre in detail, I'd like to make some closing observations. The Track Record For a moment, let's consider the way the Old Testament god operates. He does nothing halfway. One of the examples that really stands out to me is the story of Elijah versus the 450… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

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An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

In this study so far, I've argued that Ezekiel's prophecy against Tyre fails on the surface, since he claimed Tyre would be utterly destroyed and never rebuilt and that didn't happen. We've also covered a brief history of Tyre, and we've examined the first 6 verses of the prophecy and determined that the prophecy is… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

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An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

In the first post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In the second post, I briefly recounted… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

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An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2

In the previous post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In this post, we'll examine that history… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2

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An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 1

In the last few weeks, I've had to delve back into a subject that I haven't spent much time researching since my initial deconversion. Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre, which can be found in Ezekiel 26-28, was a major piece of evidence for me in showing that the Bible was not as accurate as I had… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 1

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Some Thoughts on Occam’s Razor

There's been a really interesting discussion over on Howie's blog for the past few weeks. It was really at this comment that Howie started me thinking along the lines that led to this post. He said:I personally think there have been plausible naturalistic explanations for how belief in creator gods developed in human minds. While… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Occam’s Razor