The Bible Week 12

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2 Samuel 23:4, Sunrise, 1 Kings 7:23, π, Should the Bible always be taken literally, Matthew 18:21&22, What is Science? What is Religion?  Relationship between Science and Religion, Deriving morality from nature, Gen 1:3, what is the purpose and message of Genesis 1? Origin of Science http://www.consider.org/Classes/Bible/HandoutM.htm http://www.consider.org/Classes/Bible/HandoutN.htm http://biblehub.com

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 6

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Week 14:  Dec 11, 2011 This week we began to unpack John arguments and saw that 1 Century Gnosticism shared some key characteristic with modern 21 Century thought. Study ii.            Three Proposition Refuted (1:6-10) Having establish his premise (that God is light) John now begins to address the claims of the group that left.  But [...]

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How can Christians be Conservative? Part III

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The final question, posed to me on how Christians can be conservatives dealt with the issue of how, since they are so against government intervention, can they seek to use government to impose their view of morality on others, in particular with the Pro-Life movement? While a common question, it has several problems.  For one, [...]

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In and Just Like

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Listen to the MP3 It is very common to hear Christians talk of impacting the world for Christ.  Or to talk of how we are to be in the world but not of the world.  But the latest numbers  from the Barna Group clearly show that the impact is the other way around.  Rather than [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXVI

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Listen to the MP3 In Chapter fifteen of his book “God Is Not Great,” Christopher Hitchens tries to make the case that “Religion is not just amoral, but positively immoral.”(pg 205)  Last time I examined his claims for the first three of his points  and ended by pointing out that, while I can see why [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXV

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Listen to the MP3 In my extended review of Christopher Hitchens’ book “God Is Not Great,” I have reached chapter fourteen, “There Is No ‘Eastern’ Solution.”    That Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and all other eastern religions get but a single chapter, and relatively small chapter at that, demonstrates that Hitchens main concern is with the [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXIII

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Listen to the MP3 I am continuing in my extended review of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” and the question of whether religion makes people behave.   There is of course, as Hitchens points out a long list of Christians, to use Hitchens term, misbehaving.  But as I said last time, there are deeper [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great IX

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Listen to the MP3 This week I continue my extended review of Christopher Hitchens, “God Is Not Great.” In Chapter Three, Hitchens addresses the question of why Jews and Muslims will not eat pork.  This question does not directly concern Christianity, but the overall discussion deserves some comment.   In this short chapter Hitchens quickly [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great VIII

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Listen to the MP3 This week I continue my extended review of Christopher Hitchens, “God Is Not Great.” Following his comments on happiness and Mother Teresa that I discussed last week, the bulk of the second chapter consists of a response to an argument made by Dennis Prager. As presented by Hitchens, “I was to [...]

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Rational Evil V

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Listen to the MP3  This week I conclude my discussion of the development of secular thought following the holocaust by looking at one final disturbing trend.  So far I have looked at how in the attempt to maintain a belief in Human Rights apart from a belief in God, equal in the eyes of God [...]

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