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There’s A Mad Man Down In Waco

Once, not long ago, there was a mad man down in Waco. Over many articles my readers have become used to my views on life, religion, and my struggle to understand those views. I didn’t arrive at these without some consideration, but one event seems pivotal to my evolution into a realist. I’m not going […]

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Can Atheism Ever be a Defense Against Evil?

“[P]rofessional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.” Here’s what he said: “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major […]

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Phantom Thread of Islam in the Fabric of America, Part 2 Dubious Debt to Islam

Religious tolerance is rooted deeply in the American psyche. Historically, Constitutional freedom of religion allows free exercise of the Christian faith while, at the same time, giving place to differing persuasions. In his 1791 autobiography, for example, Benjamin Franklin “did not disapprove” of a Pennsylvania meeting place designed to accommodate preachers of all religions. “Even […]

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Phantom Thread of Islam in the Fabric of America, Part 1 Christian No More?

This February, America celebrates the 284th birthday of George Washington, venerated father of his country. On his birthday the Senate traditionally reads Washington’s Farewell Address, in which he urged Americans to avoid excessive political party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he cautioned against long-term alliances with other nations. Aware that “it is impossible […]

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Where Faith and Truth Diverge

Belief and Truth Consider the premise “faith is an unwillingness to cast doubt, a reluctance to question”. Faith is belief. Next, consider premise of truth within the framework of Socrates’ broad claim. Socrates first asserted truth is best found by prioritizing the exposure of all contradictions.  He advocated de-emphasizing supporting data or correlations, because contradictions expose […]

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Obama Attacks and Censors Christianity but Praises Islam

President Obama claims to be a Christian. Claiming that Obama’s a Muslim will get you a seat on the nutter bench. Rush Limbaugh had some questions about the way President Obama seems to attack Christianity while praising Islam every chance he gets. Why did President Obama use his message at the Islamic Society of Baltimore once […]

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