Michael Gage's Blog – September 2011 Archive (3)

Contra Genesis

The creation account in Genesis is quite obviously a confused myth. However, there are a very large number of people who still believe in its literal truth. Here are three short, simple arguments for those people.



 



1. Adam and Eve did not deserve their punishment.



Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“Cursed is the ground for your… Continue

Added by Michael Gage on September 21, 2011 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Historical Method: Are skeptics committed to a double standard?

This is my first post in a planned series on the Historical Method. I will discuss general topics and areas of tension between conservative biblical scholars and skeptics. This series will include discussions of authorship, dating, and general reliability. My focus in this first post is the question of whether either group—the skeptic or the theist—is committed to a double standard regarding ancient texts.

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Added by Michael Gage on September 9, 2011 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Should the 9/11 ceremony be religious?

This is a sample post from my blog: Foxhole Atheism

 

The Huffington Post currently has an article describing some controversy over the exclusion of religious clergy/material from the 9/11 memorial service. Bloomberg has pledged to maintain his position despite conservative religious group protests. A spokesperson for the…

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Added by Michael Gage on September 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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