Month: April 2009

Darwin’s Chaplain

Charles Darwin famously quipped about the sort of book that “a Devil’s Chaplain might write.”I wished to focus on his imagining what the Devil’s Chaplain would write about the “low and horridly cruel works of nature.”[fn] From Charles Darwin’s letter to Joseph D. Hooker – July 13, 1856[/fn]It seems to me that it indeed would …

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Dan Barker – Scriptural Misinterpretations and Misapplications, part 8 of 14

Shame On You Solomon!Dan Barker wrote: “How many regular sexual partners did King Solomon have?…One thousand sexual partners. –At least one thousand. Another fine example of family values from one of God’s favorites.” He then refers to 1st Kings 11:1-3 which refers to Solomon’s seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. He then states:

Gospel of Judas, part 3 of 7 : Pop-Cultura Ex-Cathedra

Pop-Cultura Ex-Cathedra: As a metaphor let us mention that Roman Catholicism is a particular culture that is centered around the temporal, human, leadership of the Pope. It is a Pope-Culture, if you will. Yet, there are competing cultures that claim equal status and authority, one such faith is Pop-Culture. Both, Pope-Culture and Pop-Culture claim infallibility …

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Atheism and the Continuing Public Image Shim Sham Shimmy: the Atheist Community of Topeka Give it a Shot

Sometimes, actually, quite often, I wonder if I am misreading or making too much of something> But then again I think that sometimes some atheist are such the deep-within-the-box thinkers and so busy elbowing each other in the ribs at the expense of Christians that they think that they are making sense when they are …

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John Horgan and Francis Collins – The Scientist as Believer

John Horgan, who wrote the article which I reproduced here, had occasion to interview Francis Collins who headed the Human Genome Project.[fn] John Horgan, “Francis Collins The Scientist as Believer,” National Geographic, Feb 2007, p. 34-39[/fn] It was an interview from which some interesting, telling and typical statements came forth.