Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662 A.D.) was a French mathematician, scientist and Christian theologian. As a teenage prodigy, Pascal developed a series of mechanical calculators.
Later he would invent the hydraulic press and an updated model of the syringe. His study of hydrostatic pressures lead to his developing Pascal’s Law and the units of fluid pressure measurement known in Standard Units as “pascals.”
Continue reading “Pascal’s Wager”
Please see the following 2 minute video before reading this blog post:
The following blog post is an answer to the following Big Think video featuring scholar Reza Azlan:
The crackle of a firing squad. A metallic thunk from the guillotine. Ropes tightening under the body weight of a hung prisoner. Long morbid lists could be made detailing the human history of capital punishment. Continue reading “Is The Old Testament Moral? SECTION ONE of PART 4”
The following blog entry is an answer to points brought up in the following 3 minute video:
1. There Are Many Religions. Christianity is Only One Of Them.
Dawkins states that because there are a myriad of religious beliefs, it would be silly to suppose one of them was an accurate description of our world. There is no logical power to this statement. Dawkins would simply need to look at his own realm of scientific academia and the history of the scientific process to see that a thousand voices are constantly erupting and making contradictory claims. But once the truth is discovered, it becomes the lone pillar of truth in a pantheon of errors. This is the case with politics as well. There is a right way to govern but a hundred theories. Whether or not Christianity is true will not be settled by the mere fact that it has competitors. Continue reading “Examining Dawkins Part 1: Faith”
The following blog entry is based on the following 3 minute video with Bill Nye:
1. Fertilized Eggs Are Not Human
Bill Nye states that simply having a sperm fertilize an ova does not mean a person now exists. Many people find this believable. After all, a single cell does not seem very personable does it? Yet, the problem with this view is that if we do not count this moment as the “big bang” of a human, we literally have no other scientific event on which to pin the origin of person-hood. Continue reading “Examining Bill Nye Part 1: Abortion”
please see our part 1 if you are interested in a complete review of the Ten Commandments
Our current series is looking at the laws and ordinances of the Old Testament in light of our modern perspective on ethics and life in general.
Commandments 6 through 10
6. “You shall not murder.”
Most people think the sixth commandment says “thou shall not kill.” This is because the King James Version says exactly that. But the Hebrew verb for “kill” is ratsach and it mostly implies murder. This makes sense because the very next chapter in the Old Testament (Exodus 21) talks about an offense whose punishment is death. Most modern English translations agree that it leans towards villainous death and therefore say murder instead of kill. Continue reading “Is the Old Testament Moral? – Part 2”