To cut to the chase, the problem with the Conquest Model is that it tends to read the Book of Joshua is a very wooden, literalistic way, without any consideration for the literary artistry of the book. Joel Anderson. phd “A Biblical History of Israel” by Iain Provan: An Extended Book Analysis” Literary artistry? It … More ”Oh, what a lovely war.” Christian style.
Nan has a post up titled What say you? about the banning of religious symbols. Here is my take. The Agony Aunt Column. Dear Aunty Jane: Topic. Religious Symbols and their effects on my sensitivity. As a young lad, growing up in a village in England, part of my paper round (route) took me … More Oh for gods’ sake! For Nan
An Atheist cannot disprove the existence of a God within a range of absolute certainty. Personally, I’ve never even tried to disprove ”a God.” Do any other atheists really try to disprove the existence of ”a God(sic)”? I always thought the onus was on the theist to provide the evidence for the existence of their … More Oh, for gods’ sake
Text from a recent podcast I listened to over at David Robertson’s Third Space site between a Dr. Sameh Maurice and Robert Martin on the Power of Prayer. Dr. Maurice:’We have seen signs, wonders miracles , people raised from the dead … Robert Martin: ”You’ve seen people raised from the dead?” Dr. Maurice: ”Yeah, yeah … More Oh, for gods’ sake!
While indulging in five minutes of semi-random article clicking on my Reader I came across something on a site called Christianity Today titled: Why the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief role is invaluable I wonder, does a badge and a hat come with the job? You can read the article if you … More Religious freedom. Contradiction of terms?
I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions I don’t usually get involved in political subject matter, however, this one over at The Wee Flea – Why is Antisemitism such a Big Issue in the General Election? – I took a closer interest in, notably as it is written by Pastor David Robinson, who is a Christian. While … More A topic long over – jew?
When one criticizes Christianity one is often confronted with the charge: ”You wouldn’t dare say such a thing about Islam or Muslims.” Or maybe something along the lines of: ”Trying saying that in Saudi Arabia.” Such charges are both valid and in some instances quite true. Consider Rushdie? As a rule one generally doesn’t entertain … More A more balanced view of insanity.
Introduced to bolster state secularism, Bill 21 prevents judges, police officers, teachers and public servants holding some other positions from wearing (religious) symbols such as the kippah, turban, or hijab while at work. Is it OK for public servants to wear religious symbols? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48588604 Well …. is it? Meanwhile …. Ark
Still my favorite video on this subject. Having been embroiled in conversation with yet another who thinks Noah and his Flood were genuine historical events I thought I’d post it once again. Grab a coffee. 17 minutes well spent. Ark
A post about disability included a paragraph about a Christian and former drug addict who approached a blind person on the train and asked for permission to pray that his sight may be restored. The Christian claimed that praying to his god was directly responsible for his own ”healing” This prompted my response. I’ll give … More Oh, for gods’ sake.
Gotta love this! Ark