Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Atheist and I ask different questions

I must confess to getting a bit tired sometimes of people trying to counter Christianity by arguing against the existence of God. They seem convinced that believing in God is the heart of the Christian faith. That’s not accurate at … Continue reading

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The Omnivore’s Contradiction

An article in the current edition of American Scholar examines the idea that it makes no logical or moral sense to invest in “humanely” raising animals which are then slaughtered for our consumption, especially when vegetarianism is such a realistic … Continue reading

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Cultural Earthquakes

I recall a minor earthquake in Southern California which was actually kind of fun. It seemed simply to make a series of circles. My first impression was that I was dizzy. I sat down but still seemed to be moving … Continue reading

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The Lonely Atheist

A recent article in The Atlantic*points out that, while atheism is getting lots of press coverage these days and religious affiliation is declining in the West, belief in God is still by far the dominant intellectual position in all countries … Continue reading

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Climate Change

The Americana Academy for the Advancement of Science, a highly respected association, has produced another report concerning climate change. It is the group’s strongest call to date for a significant change in human behavior in order to reduce harmful emissons. … Continue reading

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Thanking God

One of the advantages of getting older is that the perspective changes. I look back on my highs and lows (both equally valuable) and it is like looking at a mountain range from a distance: Everything seems less extreme than … Continue reading

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Life can get a bit heavy

Some days it just seems life is giving us too great a load. On such days I always remember this photo, identifying — of course — with the donkey. I am usually able to recognize that the problem is not … Continue reading

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