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December 2nd, 2018 - 1:48 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: God permits abortions!

How Science Impacts The Abortion Debate. I always show respect for those who believe there is something non physical.   If the antiabortion activist wants to argue that her God has told her that sperm is alive, or that a soul enters the gee with the sperm, then I have no basis for argument.  The[...]

November 29th, 2018 - 2:30 am § in Religion

Who’s really to blame for John Chau’s death on North Sentinel Island? Not the natives.

  Update: For a thoughtful essay on how Chau’s mission fits into the grand scheme of things, click here. John Chau, 26, an adventurer and Christian missionary, knew he was risking his life by sneaking onto North Sentinel Island, a speck in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an isolated tribe w[...]

November 25th, 2018 - 10:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Comment on the Gospel As Taught in Washington State

In the aftermath of the death of John Chau, a Christian missionary who tried to invade the Andaman Islands, two things have struck me. The first is the number of Black friends on Facebook who insist that Chau, despite his slanted eyes and Chinese last name was “white.”  From the stories[...]

November 25th, 2018 - 12:17 am § in Jews, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: No. Judaism is not Christian

While mutual support and respect is a good thing, Jews and Christians need to understand that Christianity is anything but Jewish. The essence of Christianity is the story of a man-God, an idea very common in Greek religions but alien to Judaism.  Judaism has a strict law against polytheism and the[...]

November 21st, 2018 - 9:42 am § in Religion

American Missionary Killed by People of the Andaman Islands

John Allen Chau felt he was called by Jesus to bring the gospel to the uncontacted people.  Perhaps his God had a different idea. (Abstracted from The Sun) The tribe reportedly shot the U.S. citizen with arrows when he arrived on the shore. “He tried to reach the Sentinel island on November 1[...]

November 16th, 2018 - 12:55 pm § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Revisiting abortion on FACEBOOK

Avi Ibrahim Balser, a dear Facebook friend, and I have been debating the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision on abortion.  Avi says he stands by Byron White’s opposition opinion.  Avi may be surprised that I agree with Justice White that the decision was  certainly not in the intent of the authors of[...]

November 14th, 2018 - 10:16 pm § in Religion, Religion

Is Jesus African?

Freethinkers’ Night: January 2013 – Is Christianity Still Relevant in Africa?Is Jeus African? January 30, 2013 in Christianity, Freethinkers’ Night Whereas Christianity is in decline in Europe, in Africa it is still very strong. Speaking as a rationalist and freethinker who believes he[...]

November 11th, 2018 - 3:08 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Religion, Religion

THE HUBRIS OF “GOD TOLD ME” OR “GOD WANTS ME”

If your religion fails to accomplish your goals, it is not that your religion has failed you. It is that you have failed your religion. I happened to see something regarding the Florida Senate election of 2018. Governor Rick Scott is trying to unseat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. He apparently said[...]

November 5th, 2018 - 9:38 am § in Jews, Religion

An Answer to a Christian

OK let me try.  To start with the words “old testament” are an insult. So, if you are serious about your question, it needs to be refined. Do you want me to tell you what the author of Deuteronomy meant? Do you what me to tell you who I think that was? Do you want me […][...]

October 30th, 2018 - 11:49 am § in Misc., Religion

Antisemitism After Pittsburgh

Pence introduced a phony rabbi to pray for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre. “Rabbi” Loren is no more a Rabbi then I am a member of the British royal family. This is bitter, ugly antisemitism. Here are “Rabbi” Loren’s credentials. Credentials matter a lot in Judai[...]