Showing posts from May 2, 2010

Amplification and Clarification

Genesis 1.1 Yesterday, I posted another of my famous articles questioning the intellectual honesty of atheists. Naturally, I took some heat for it. And that's a good thing. The problem is, the flak that I received helped prove my points! But first, I was asked a question: " Do you believe all atheists fall into those categories?" Nope. Do you think I'm stupid enough to try to box a group of people and a complex issue into just five areas? As I explained in that article, I have had my own experiences, plus reading, hearing interviews and having discussions with others regarding atheists, the whole thing was fresh in my mind. One guy lashed out at me on Twitter. He wears "atheist" in his name as a badge of honor, and it appears that his whole purpose in Twitter is to bash Christians and the Bible. Some of his comments were so amazingly vapid and caustic, I wonder if he (and some others) are deliberately stupid! In yesterday's article, I was usi

"Bandwagon Convictions" Revisited

About a year ago, I wrote a post about bandwagon convictions . That is, if your values and inner convictions are based on doing the popular thing, they are not worth a great deal. I felt that it was time to try the subject again. There are people I know who are atheists, but I suspect their motives as well as their ability to reason: They claim to be atheists out of shock value and to get attention for themselves They are intellectually dishonest cowards, not actually examining evidence for the Bible, the resurrection of Jesus or the existence of God , or against evolution and showing that there is a Creator They have friends also claiming to be atheists, so they do not want to be left out; trendy They do not have the courage to take a stand for the truth, and it is easier to try to tear down Christianity They do not want to confront the possibility that if God is real, they cannot justify their lifestyles That is comrade Stalin in the picture. He was an atheist leader

The Devil You Say!

This video from the 1980s by the great DeGarmo and Key band is startling in several ways, not the least of which is the change in technology between then and now (dot matrix printer, 5-1/4 inch floppy disks, Apple computer, etc.). Also, if you're familiar with videos like ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man", you'll notice a similarity in the production style. I can't prove it, and spent a lot of time trying to do just that, but if memory serves, a producer and/or director of ZZ Top material was involved in making DeGarmo and Key's "Six Six Six". If you can't see the video, it is also embedded at the mirror posting . Addendum: Google fouled up a bit, some of the sound is muddled here. I suggest the other version at the mirror site.

That Pesky Separation Thing

Buon giorno. No, I'm not filing for separation from anyone. This "separation" thing is the alleged "separation of church and state". What I have to say seems contradictory at first glance, so I have to lay some groundwork. While listening to a debate between apologetics expert Matt Slick at CARM (any relation to John Slick who played keyboards for Petra, Matt? Addendum: "No", he told me. ) and an atheist he had to take a position that seemed contradictory to the atheist. (But that's typical of atheists, they want things their way, and do word games so they can play "gotcha!") The question was whether or not atheism is intellectually feasible. The "Infidel Guy" was obviously squirming and getting antagonistic, so he tried to box Mr. Slick in because he would not give a standard "yes or no" response. But to give that kind of response would have been dishonest. Yes, it's feasible only on the same level as pink uni