Month: December 2008

Is the Bible Skeptical About Miracles? – The Fleece

In Judges chapter 6 we encounter Gideon and his son Joash who lived during a period of Israelite history during which they were conquered by the Midianites and also accosted by the Amalekites “and the people of the East.” In verse 14 God tells Gideon “you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. …

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“Beyond Interfaith” – The Eshim Sham Shimmy, part 1 of 5

This essay is the introduction to and first step in my considering the teachings and premises of a philosophy known as “Beyond Interfaith” which will eventually consist of five parts. This segment will serve as the “Definition of ‘Beyond Interfaith’ and ‘Eshim” and “Problematic Proclamations”I am constantly being reminded of Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s statement: “…all …

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The Quadripartite Equine Riders, part 1 of 11

This is part one of an eleven part essay in which is a review of a conversation that took place between Prof. Richard Dawkins, Prof. Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Strident, Arrogant, Vitriolic, and or Shrill? Part 3: Amazing Perplexity and Anonymous Confession of an Atheist Clergyman Part …

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Is the Bible Skeptical About Miracles? – Moses as Skeptical Scientist

What would you do if you saw a burning bush? A bush that had every appearance of being on fire and yet, was not being consumed by it? Would you instantly say, “Lord God Almighty!!!!!!!!!” Would you say, “What a fascinating coincidence! The natural laws are interacting in a rather unexpected manner. Perhaps, someday we …

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Richard Dawkins – Looking for God in All the Wrong Places (and in all the wrong ways)

During a conversation between Prof. Richard Dawkins and Dr. Alister McGrath that took place at Oxford, Prof. Richard Dawkins stated, “What I care about is what’s true; I want to know, is there a God in the universe or not?” I freely admit that it may have been a simple misstatement but this little sentence …

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