Showing posts from July 1, 2012

Video: Refuting Attacks on the Historicity of Jesus

People should know better by now. Do they really want to display their ignorance of history, archaeology, ancient literature and so on by pretending that Jesus himself never existed? Dr. Phil Fernandes easily refutes that silliness. Get comfy, it's over an hour. But well worth it.

Atheist Hypocrisy and the "Jesus Myth"

Pope Richard Dawkins leads the charge against creationists, and his non-thinking disciples copy-n-paste his obstreperous rhetoric in an effort to appear just as wise as him. Unfortunately, he does not appear wise, and their lazy efforts to attack creationists with bad parroting serve to humiliate the lot of them even further. In this case, he does/does not believe in the "Jesus Myth" nonsense . Of course, when the facts do not fit with reality, emotional attacks must suffice for misotheists. Creationists are certainly accustomed to being dismissed as a crackpot fringe that holds a minority position—especially in the community of science, where indeed the vast majority of scientists argue for some form of evolution. We are also accustomed to being ridiculed by popularist demagogues like Richard Dawkins. Dawkins professes to find himself highly disturbed that anyone at all accepts young earth or creationist views, and is even more despairing that despite years of evoluti

More On Conspiracy Theories and Emotional "Thinking"

This article will probably cost me some friends. In the past couple of years, I feel like I have learned ten years worth of information. And quite a bit of it is people-related. Humans are an odd bunch, the more I learn about them, the more questions I have. Ken Ham's saying applies here: Some people believe things by "thinking" with their emotions, and they cannot handle facts or people who dare to disagree with them. Case in point, this exchange with Hassan, an evolutionary misotheist who jumped into the middle of some comments on Facebook. I hope my students from "Logic Lessons" can spot the flaws. Pardon the goofy spacing, I got tired of fighting with Blogger's reformatting: Evolution and selective breeding are 2 different things. Look at what they've done to the German Shepard in the last decade, they,ve changed it's line completely by shortening the back legs. Yes. Selective breeding can be considered micro-evolution under intelligent

Atheism Gets More Religious

Heating It Up for Atheism in July continues with some reminders that atheism is, indeed, a religion . Let's also face that atheism is a worldview, a way of life and (for many) an excuse to hate people who refuse to disbelieve. Here are two embarrassments for those who hold to the intellectually dishonest claim that atheism is a "lack of belief" [ 1 , 2 , 3 ] . First, the "First Church of Atheism", where you can be an ordained clergyman and use it as a means of making money [ 4 ] .  If that isn't embarrassing enough,  British atheists are building a temple of worship [ 5 ] . Of course, they'll be worshiping their own egos, since they deny the true and living God. So, in addition to showing how atheism is philosophically and intellectually bankrupt, we can show that the atheistic worldview is also hypocritical.

Make It YOUR Independence Day!

Here is a great song, and someone did a great job on the fireworks to make the video. Listen to our declaration, Listen to our testament! We've been given a revelation, We are sure of where we stand. So let the banner be unfurled, We've found the light of hope in a dying world! Hear the myth of modern man: "You're the god of your own land". They call you weak, a spineless fool, Say you've given up your right to rule. But I have been to the "Land of Me", And I know I was never free; Freedom came when I gave it all away! That's why I call it independence day! Call it independence day. Let the rockets blaze across the sky, Raise the flag of faith up high, Let the doubters call it what they may: It's independence day! The world can crown another hundred kings, But I believe in a better dream. They may call it slavery, But the biggest chain I knew was me. So let the idols tumble down, The walls of lies crumble to the

Biblical Roots of America

"The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made 'bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God' (Isaiah 52:10)." — John Quincy Adams Despite the efforts of revisionists to take away the truth and secularize America, the fact remains immovable that this country was founded on Christian values . Although this country was founded on the Bible, there was never a threat that people would be forced to worship at a state-run religious establishment; people were free to believe or disbelieve as they chose. Am

Atheism is Not Conducive to Liberty

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event." — Thomas Jefferson Why do atheists and their bed partners like the ACLU seek to destroy anything "religious" in public life? It is usually under the guise of "separation of church and state", a horrible misrepresentation of liberty. When Jessica Alquist sued a Rhode Island school because it had a prayer banner that had been standing for fifty years, so

Atheist Propaganda for the Young

Heating It Up for Atheism in July continues with a review of the propaganda piece aimed at children by Richard "Daffy" Dawkins called The Magic of Reality. As usual, his misotheistic material is aimed at undermining the faith of people by using straw man fallacies, arbitrary assertions and appeals to emotion. Read between the lines: "Don't trust your parents, kids! If they deny evolution, they're lying! Come to me, I have the truth." Propagandist. Richard Dawkins’ latest book, The Magic of Reality (MOR), is quite unlike his previous works, not least because he would like children to read it. Certainly, there is little doubt that the colourful, eye-catching artwork of his collaborator and illustrator Dave McKean has enhanced its accessibility and considerably extended its reach. So, what kind of book is it? It’s a well-written, engaging, wide-ranging romp through all sorts of interesting questions about life and science. But, to borr