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Creationists—the new pagans?
Post Date: 2006-05-10 00:16:50 by A K A Stone
Guy Consolmagno has an unusual job. He is a monk in the Jesuit order, but he is also an astronomer. He works for the Vatican, but he is not based in Europehe primarily works at an observatory in Arizona, USA (he is also curator of the Vaticans collection of meteorites). His name has been in the news recently, especially in the UK where the creation/evolution controversy has been heating up, because he has declared that a belief in the doctrine of God creating the universe in six days is pagan superstition: Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of ...
Can an evolutionist celebrate Earth Day?
Post Date: 2006-04-22 22:12:16 by A K A Stone
Today marks the 36th annual celebration of Earth Day, one of the high holidays of secular humanism.1 Originally devised as a student-led initiative for promoting environmental causes, Earth Day is now observed globally by over half a billion people according to the Earth Day Network, which claims that Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. 2 Less well noticed, however, is the fact that Earth Day provides a prime opportunity for people around the world to act contrary to their worldviews. Millions of evolutionists3 will take time from their day and resources from their pockets to proclaim and ...
Battling the Jesus freaks . . . with science!
Post Date: 2006-04-08 23:01:15 by PnbC
Battling the Jesus freaks . . . with science! Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of idiot adults in Waco when he suggested that the moon does not emit light. As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own. But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune. Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars ...
Evolution vs. creation: the order of events matters!
Post Date: 2006-04-06 07:31:14 by A K A Stone
Many Christians think that if we just take each of the days of creation as being figurative of long ages (hundreds of millions of years or more), we can harmonize the Bible with the big bang and the geological evidence for a very old earth. But this only seems reasonable to those who pay insufficient attention to the order of events according to Genesis chapter 1 and the order of events according to evolution theory. This old-earth view of the days is often called the day-age view and is an aspect of both progressive creationism and theistic evolution. There are many strong biblical objections to the day-age view. First, the Bible gives us abundant evidence that the days were ...
Incompatible-Properties Arguments: A Survey (1998)
Post Date: 2006-03-06 17:56:59 by libertarianbob01
Incompatible-Properties Arguments: A Survey (1998) Theodore M. Drange [This article was originally published in Philo 1998 (2), pp. 49-60.] Atheological arguments (arguments for the nonexistence of God) can be divided into two main groups. One group consists of arguments which aim to show an incompatibility between two of God's properties. Let us call those "incompatible-properties arguments." The other group consists of arguments which aim to show an incompatibility between God's existence and the nature of the world. They may be called "God-vs.-world arguments." A prime example of one of those would be the Evidential Argument from Evil. This paper will only survey ...
The Liberation of Meaninglessness
Post Date: 2006-03-06 11:42:34 by libertarianbob01
The Liberation of Meaninglessness We are infinitesimally small. We are miniscule animals on a tiny planet circling a small star in a giant galaxy. There are at least 200 billion stars just like ours in our galaxy alone. And there are anywhere between 10 to 100 billion other galaxies. When you zoom out from a single person to the Earth to our sun to the 200 billion other stars in our galaxy and to the billions of other galaxies, you realize we are entirely irrelevant. The Universe is approximately 12 to 15 billion years old. The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. Homo sapiens have been around for roughly 100,000 years. Earliest recorded history of humans dates back to at most 30,000 ...
Defining a biblical worldview—according to Seven C’s of History
Post Date: 2006-03-05 20:21:39 by A K A Stone
Everyone has a worldview. But, sadly, research has shown that very few people view life from the biblical worldview. In fact, a December 2003 study conducted by George Barna showed that only 9% of born-again Christians possess a biblical worldview. So, why has the Bible lost its influence in our culture today? Why dont more Christians have a biblical worldview? How is a biblical worldview defined? Stacia McKeever answers these questions in the final chapter of War of the Worldviews. Central to a truly biblical worldview is an understanding of the major events of the past (and even the future)the 7 Cs of History. Understanding the implications of these events in ...
The Real Jews
Post Date: 2006-02-22 22:00:37 by RickyJ
The Real Jews W. Carl Ketcherside [Page 1] The church of God is catholic. It is protestant. It is composed entirely of Jews. It is made up completely of those who are the seed of Abraham. No uncircumcised person has ever been affiliated with it. In spite of the negative attitude so often evident in the writings of those who claim to be "members of the Lord's church" every one of these affirmations is true. The holy apostles sustain them all in their sacred writings. No one can ever fully understand the true nature of the church of God who does not grasp their significance. It is the wide-spread ignorance of them which makes religious division such a factor in our modern world. ...
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