Sam Harris, new atheist author of The End of Faith, and more recently, The Moral Landscape wrote a column for Wired Magazine in November that I finally got around to reading this weekend. He, like Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins have argued for years against the existence of God. What is new about their contribution … Continue reading Being Known By God
"There Doesn't Have To Be A God"
I was disappointed today to read that Stephen Hawking was quoted as saying that, “The universe not created by God” but I am not disappointed for the reasons that you might think. The foremost reason is that this is a misquote. He is sure to be misquoted like this repeatedly over the next few weeks … Continue reading "There Doesn't Have To Be A God"
A Word About Coffee And The Stars
Warning: This blog entry contains a Science geek-out. Reader discretion is advised! Last night when we got home from Kids Night Out at church the kids were noticing the stars and that got me started. Mars is out right now in the early evening (look east for a red steady looking 'star') This led us … Continue reading A Word About Coffee And The Stars
Sorry while I geek out here for a bit. NASA released a new picture Tuesday from the new camera installed in the Hubble Space Telescope last fall. It is a picture of a microscopic portion of the sky (1 / 50 of an degree square). This portion of the sky would easily fit behind the head … Continue reading Blown Away
Errors in the Bible?
Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God but it is a tricky thing to define, being 'inerrant'. On the one side you can stand and say that the Bible is without fault. It has no mistakes and is as perfect as God is. If you take this position you will … Continue reading Errors in the Bible?
Your God is Too Small
Have you ever noticed that the most outwardly 'religious' people in the world have the most anemic gods? In the news last week I saw an ultrasound photo taken of a woman's womb. "Is Jesus in the picture", a reporter asks? Of course he's in the picture! How do you think its even possible for … Continue reading Your God is Too Small
Spore, a highly addictive pastime is wasting tons of my time but I am seeing Creationism and Evolutionary thinking in a new light.