Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Christianity as Reality or Philosophy

Not all conversations are worth having. While sharing our thoughts is basically the only way we have of connecting with each other, most of the encounters in our daily lives are banal and trivial, the exchange forgotten moments after conclusion. There are many weighty matters worthy of a robust discussion available to us, but one […]

Ain’t Nobody Got to Get Saved

At a NC rally for Donald Trump, Pastor Mark Burns was asked to warm up the crowd for the headliner. The good Pastor did his best to pump up for the Trump, but he also took advantage of the opportunity to have a microphone and a captive audience to comment on one of the Democratic […]

Making it up as you go Along

Dedicated readers will know that my primary objective when I write on the topic of religion is to argue, hopefully persuasively, that the underlying premise is untrue. I understand that people like the sense of belonging to a community, that the idea of a continued life of some kind after our physical death has some […]

The Mormons come calling

For several years at least, I have anticipated being visited by the traveling missionaries of the LDS. I mentally previewed how the conversations might go, and apparently overconfident in my imagination, I envisioned life-altering persuasive arguments that would shake the delusional from their indoctrinated beliefs and into the realm of the rational.  Today, the day […]

Think before you commemorate

The ironically named Good Friday is rapidly approaching, and for Christians everywhere it is commemorated as a fairly significant event in history: The day the Son of God was executed as a sacrifice for our sins. As a thinking person, I encourage all other persons to ponder what exactly it is they are commemorating. I […]

Immoral and Absurd

I’ve long thought that a person with the combined attributes of ignorance and arrogance was one best avoided. I’ve recently begun considering that the combined attributes of immorality and absurdity should also be avoided, in people certainly, but also in ideology. Christianity boasts of these two attributes and avoiding it will lead to increased mental […]

Vicarious Redemption

As people celebrate Easter, I am always reminded of how immoral and unethical the basic underlying premise of Christianity is. It’s what gives rise to the “Jesus Saves” signs littered across America’s rural highways and the “Jesus died for our sins” mantra so many Christians espouse without every really thinking about what that means. One […]

The Resurrection

Imagine if you saw a man on the street today that you saw executed three days ago. Then imagine you watch that man levitate off the ground and continue ascending into the sky until he was out of sight. You would have to ask yourself if you just witnessed the laws of nature being completely […]

Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit

“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 12:31 KJV) As a service to my Christian friends and all Christians that I may encounter in the future, I will now commit […]

The Underdog

God, in His infinite glory and splendor, filled His Heaven with angels. They sing, trumpet, deliver news to God’s Creation, and serve as His messengers. But one of these heavenly beings was rebellious, always questioning the Lord his Creator. Eventually, God, whose temper is well known, grew tired of this rambunctious and inquisitive angel and […]