All Blog Posts Tagged 'interpretation' (3)

Do Moderate Christians Need an "Adam"?

Jesus and Adam  Previously, I discussed the idea that we can now definitively show that there was no single couple from which all of humanity descended, and discussed a few points made by ProfMTH, namely that Paul references Adam in same way he references Jesus. To me, this seemed a clear and inescapable contradiction to a foundational principle of Christianity, since Paul is obviously wrong in referencing Adam. Now this assertion faced…


Added by HonestDiscussioner on September 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Not a True Christian

I absolutely despise this phrase: "They aren't True Christians." People just love bandying it about left, right and center as it suits them and it has become a rather abusive, repetitive term, which both camouflages hypocrisy and vindictiveness as well as serves as an automatic conversation stopper and verbal passing-of-the-proverbial-buck. It is a dangerous and unintellectual way out of an argumentative corner.

The emotional connotations of this term involve the speaker immediately… Continue

Added by kelltrill on June 14, 2010 at 7:17pm — 6 Comments

On Moses

Before I really confirmed my atheism, I went searching for religion. I picked up the Bible. My first impression on Moses was this: con-man of the highest class.

Moses lived in hard times. Food depended on the weather, disease was rampant, sanitation scarce, wealth completely unevenly distributed, slavery abundant, and despite what the Bible claimed, lifetimes were brief.

Suddenly, Moses "discovers" the creation of all mankind! Amazing! Moses is the only one who can see… Continue

Added by M on May 13, 2010 at 1:07pm — 7 Comments

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