Monthly Archives: July 2013

omnipresence and rational irrationality

When I was about 14 years old, I approached my father to ask him a theological question. I had, ever since I was little, been taught God was omnipresent (that he was everywhere at once). But on this particular day … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, critical thinking, Econ 101, Economics, Figures of Speech, God, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Open Theism, Theology | 4 Comments

platonist concept of time

Here is Plato in Timeaus: …Now the nature of the ideal being was everlasting, but to bestow this attribute in its fulness [sic] upon a creature was impossible. Wherefore he resolved to have a moving image of eternity, and when … Continue reading

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lenin impoverished and murdered his people

From Paul Johnson, in his book Modern Times: We have to assume that what drove Lenin on to do what he did was a burning humanitarianism, akin to the love of the saints for God, for he had none of … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – the potter and the clay

The potter and clay imagery is found several places in the Bible. Isa 29:16 Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He … Continue reading

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rabble rousers in the Bible

There is a scene in Acts in which the disciples began healing people en masse and the Sadducees imprison the disciples. The disciples miraculously escape and begin preaching again. The elders of Israel are called together, and one individual argues … Continue reading

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God is not omnipresent

A few weeks ago, my 3 year old daughter asked me “where is God?” Before I could respond one of my 5 year old boys interjected with the Christian cliché “God is everywhere.” I looked straight at him and asked: … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, God, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Open Theism, People, Plato, Plotinus, Theology | 17 Comments

vaccination boulderdash

Reason.com just announced 45 enemies of freedom. Making the list at number 28 is Jenny McCarthy: 28. Jenny McCarthy A second-string actress who has managed to stay in the limelight by promoting the bogus theory that vaccines cause autism, McCarthy … Continue reading

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