A recent post by Lander 7 over at his spot on Reality Decoded included the line … ”…..instead be bold and tell God directly how you feel.” to which I responded: ”Exactly how would one go about this?” and his reply: ”Prayer.” We had a bit of a back and forth after my response of: … More Telling God how you feel.
A Life Worth Living – Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World. Is the title of a theme the good pastor, David Robertson plans to discuss during a series of lunchtime lectures/talks at a local Cathedral in Sydney. As people are encouraged to bring sandwiches and wotnot this seems like a sure-fire way to give oneself … More Oh, for god’s sake! A Meaningless World?
It seems my previous post may have caused a wee bit of confusion among the ranks. So, to clarify and end all the head scratching …. In religious parlance, a core belief or fundamental principle is a tenet. A tenant is someone who occupies land or property and pays rent. Possibly the only time one … More Head banging part deux
Have any of you ever noticed how a number of religious bloggers use the phrase core/key tenant when trying to express an important or fundamental aspect of their faith? However, these same people never divulge the identity of this key tenant and I was wondering if any religiously inclined individuals who may be following along … More Things that make me want to bang my head…
gMark is considered by some critical scholars to be a pastiche of cobbled together themes from Jewish scripture and is notable for the forged ‘long-ending’. gMatthew is a copy of gMark incorporating around 600 verses, some verbatim. Notable additions include a birth narrative, including the ridiculous falsely prophesised tale of a virgin birth lifted directly … More The Anonymous Synoptics. Eyewitnesses to what?
theweeflea JANUARY 22, 2021 AT 9:30 PM There is no evidence whatsoever from evolution that it is responsbile for morality…but of course you will continue to believe it…you have to.. Pastor David Robertson. Evolutionary biologist, anthropologist, neuroscientist. psychologist, intermediary for Yahweh, Honorary Australian, debater par excellence and all round genius of everything. Or … maybe … More Oh, for gods’ sake!
Saw this question asked somewhere. Is there any reason that you’re glad you were once a Christian? Did anything positive at all come from your experience? Well …. is there? Ark.
Just suppose …. Imagine if you will that the gospels as we have them today are historically reliable as is the claim from certain Christian quarters. And when I say reliable I mean top to bottom irrefutable fact. To further clarify, this would mean all characters and events mentioned in Matthew Mark, Luke and John … More On Historical Reliability of the Gospels
There probably isn’t a sceptic, atheist, or religious deconvert that hasn’t at one time been asked the question: ”What kind of evidence would convince you (of) ….. ?” Of course we all know to what our religious friends are referring, yes? One can pick one’s own poison in this regard but popular examples usually include, … More ”It’s all a matter of evidence, M’lud.”
Having recently been banned from a Facebook group for daring to suggest that a lecturer at Yale – who happens to be a Christian – who teaches historical Jesus studies could not be completely neutral in his presentation of material, I am interested to hear the views regarding this from my visitors and especially former … More On the question of bias
As it is almost universally acknowledged among bible scholars that the Gospel of Mark was the first of the four gospels to be written, why did the author feel no need to include several of the major foundational tenets of the Christian faith? Namely the virgin birth narrative, the genealogy, and the post resurrection appearances? … More Oh, for gods’ sake!