All Blog Posts Tagged 'magic' (5)

Bible Review: Exodus 1-7

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded.  Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.  Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. – Exodus 7:10-11

Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded.  In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water…

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Added by David Conrad on July 31, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

How A Christian Lost His Faith

I thought it only appropriate for my first TA blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.



I was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home. My uncle is a Petroleum Engineer which he thinks…

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Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 5:10pm — 15 Comments

Why do they hate mormons?

So here's my little story.

The other day my buddy wants to take me to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant.  So I show up a little early, sit down, and order a Corona.  As I'm munching on some chips and salsa, I overhear the daughter of a couple at the next table say "I don't understand why the kids at school hate Mormons so much."

After that they were talking fairly hushed so I couldn't hear much after that.  I wanted to say, "Well they probably hate atheists more and why do…

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Added by Chuck B. on May 15, 2011 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Am I wrong here?

My boyfriend and I got into a little discussion about the iPad. I find the commercials ridiculous, using such words like, "magical." They're presumptuous and arrogant.

 

He asked me, "How do you know it's not magic? Do you know how it works?"

 

I said, "No. Of course not. But that doesn't mean it's magic. There is a perfectly good explanation of how touch screens work. Just because I don't know how it works doesn't mean it's magic."

 

He went on to…

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Added by Mallory on April 27, 2011 at 12:17am — 3 Comments

On miracles, magic and supernatural physics

I set aside an hour and a half and watched the Thunderf00t/Ray Comfort discussion, and it got me thinking about the relationship between magic and miracles. I've never, as an adult, believed in either magic or miracles, but for some reason, I'd never really thought about comparing and contrasting them until I saw it.



Here's my consideration of the relations between magic, miracles, gods and physics:…



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Added by Paul Tourville on July 29, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

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