Biologist Richard Dawkins was on a British talk show in 2012 as part of a panel discussing whether or not the Bible was still relevant in our modern age. Not surprisingly Dawkins had a low view of the judeochristian Scriptures and placed them alongside other myths of old such as Norse and Greek mythology. Dawkins was incredulous as to why we still elevated “biblical myths” higher than those myths of other cultures, such as that of the roman god Jupiter. How could we stick with old books about morality when we would never think of doing so with, let’s say, medical science? Do we not want constant upgrades in our lives? Including our morality about life and sex and alcohol? To this the audience approved with definite applause. Continue reading “Is the Old Testament Moral? – Part 1”
There are ways to use your bike that will allow you to get where you’re going. Sit on the seat, balance and pedal. Next thing you know — zoop! — you are at your destination. But if you turn your bike upside down and light it on fire, you will get nowhere. Much in the same way, you need to know how to use your brains properly. That is, if you want to find out the truth about life and to get smarter every day. One way to know how to use your brains is to learn what NOT to do. The following article will teach you bad ways of thinking and how to avoid them.
Two years ago a childhood friend of mine reached out. We hadn’t spoken in years but had been very close as youth. He was going through a difficult time in his life and wanted to know how a man begins to follow God. I was excited to help someone I loved to begin their journey into Eternal Life so I created two “manuals” that described the basics of salvation and sanctification. Continue reading “2 manuals on how to be saved”
The question “what makes us human?” can appear like one of those mind numbingly esoteric exercises a philosophy professor would put his poor students through. Along the lines of “what makes a circle a circle?” Just something to make the brain chase its tail, leaving it exhausted and no better for the endeavour. Yet, as I hope to demonstrate, there is no other question that can be more dangerous to you and me if it is not answered correctly. Whether or not you are protected from your government or are stripped of all your rights by your government depends on the answer to the question “what makes us humans?” Are we biological machines, different from other machines only by our carbon-backed molecules and degree of complexity? If so, we will suffer a fate similar to machines when we lose our usefulness to our society: the refuse pile. Continue reading “What Makes Us Human?”