An Atheist Feminist Converts to Christianity, Nicole Cliffe. | James Bishop’s Theological Rationalism

Nicole Cliffe, a former atheist who is now a follower of Jesus (1) (2), is the co-founder and co-editor of the website The Toast. She was also a former writer for the website The Hairpin and now cu…

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Flying Monkeys | See, there’s this thing called biology…


Mel wrote a great post called, What Kathy Griffin says about us as a society.  If you want a well written post about “why” this matters, about the heart and root of the problem, have yourself a read.For me, mercy, grace, forgiveness, that state of being we try to extend to others, does not cast Kathy Griffin aside and alone, it actually names the evil, and takes responsibility for its existence as a community problem. That is not to say she is not totally responsible for what she has done, it is just that she does not carry that burden alone in a cultural context. “We” allowed it, bought tickets for it, funded it, ignored it, let it go, and actively condoned it. The collective “we,” so “our” hands are not perfectly clean either.We are required, morally obligated even, to name evil for what it is, and then to take responsibility for having allowed it to come into being and for not having stopped it sooner. That is how I approach things anyway, with some symbiosis in mind, an awareness of how we are all interconnected. The idea of forgiving Kathy Griffin didn’t even occur to me, because earthly condemnation and social media aside, it never even occurred to me to hold her in condemnation. She just is what she is. So what do we plan to do about it??

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Physicist Michael Strauss discusses Christianity and science at Stanford University | WINTERY KNIGHT

This is one of my favorite lectures. The lecture: Dr. Strauss delivered this lecture at Stanford University in 1999. It is fairly easy to understand, and it even includes useful dating tips. Here i…

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Skeptics Can’t Have It Both Ways | CrossExamined.org

     Former L.A. County District Attorney and agnostic Vince Bugliosi believes that the problem of evil is fatal to believing in Christianity.“I’m an agnostic only on the issue of whether there is a God, a supernatural being who created the universe. I’m not an agnostic on the Christian God… while God can be all-powerful or all-good, he cannot be both, since these are irreconcilable virtues in a world overflowing with the bloody crops of evil. Even eliminating all the other supposed attributes of God, if he is all-powerful, and hence capable of preventing evil, for him to cause, or do nothing to stop, the unbelievable suffering and horror in this world immediately tells one that God cannot be all-good, as Christianity believes its God to be.” ¹But then, in a later chapter in his book he mentions numerous parts of the Bible where God actually does something to put a stop to evil, and he is furiously outraged at Him for doing so. Ok, technically, he doesn’t say it that way. But he argues, as skeptics increasingly have in recent years,

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