Tag Archives: fundamentalism

Megachurch hits the big screen

Pierce Brosnan as a megalomanical megachurch pastor? Yes, please! Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor. Funny, I could have given Salvation Boulevard’s writer/director some pretty good material re: larger-than-life […]

on personal experience

You know, there’s one question that I wish I could have asked Craig — but first, some background: One of Craig’s 5 or 6 arguments for God’s existence is the “personal experience” of God that a believer has.  In fancy theologian talk, he calls this the “self-authenticating power of the Holy Spirit” — ie., the […]

Home-grown religiously-inspired terrorists (and their enablers)

Oh how easy it is for those of us in North America to think that terrorism is only bred in countries overseas.  Tonight I watched The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, and I’m just sick about what happened to this heroic and compassionate doctor. No matter which side of the debate you fall under, you should […]

Rationalizing Genocide

How did I spend my Sunday morning?  Writing out a long comment to a pastor who was attempting to defend the genocides of the Old Testament.  Here’s my response to his rationalizations: Thanks for the time you took in writing out this response.  I can tell you put a lot of time and energy into […]

because Libertarians have no sense of humor

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What she said:

Certainty is a confession of ignorance about our ability to be passionately mistaken. Valerie Tarico from “Christian Belief through the Lens of Cognitive Science” in The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails online article here

My kind of church

I spent my Sunday morning, in my pajamas, watching this debate: (part 1 of 11) Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering? Description: A panel discussion and debate on the meaning of evil and suffering from theists Dr. William Lane Craig and Ravi Zacharias, atheist Dr. Bernard Leikind (a plasma physicist and senior editor of […]