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Is God A Hypocrite?

My last dealt with the varying translations of the 6th Commandment. Does it prohibit “murder” as the newer texts indicate, or more generally “killing” as is listed in the King James version? I concluded that “murder” is what is meant and [Read More]

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Does The Sixth Commandment Prohibit All Killing?

The 6th Commandment has been translated as both “thou shall not kill” (King James Version) and “thou shall not murder,” in newer versions, such as the New American Standard. Skeptics delight in such apparent contradictions, contending that Christians are either [Read More]

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Should Atheism Be Considered A Cult?

Stories about religious cults appear pretty regularly in the news. Pastors of mainstream denominations square off with defenders of particular sects, whose adherents resent being tagged with the label “cult,” with all its negative connotations. All the while, atheists look [Read More]

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God Does Not Torture Souls In Hell

For many skeptics, the idea that God could punish his “children” with eternal “torture” is just to much for them to accept. A non-believer with whom I once corresponded put it like this: “The notion that hell is a place [Read More]

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5 Quick Points on the Abortion Debate

1. The issue of abortion can be a psychologically complex issue, but it doesn’t follow from this that it is a morally complex issue: it’s wrong to take the life of an innocent human being without proper justification. 2. One [Read More]

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So Gay Marriage Biblically Offends You? A Response to Whitney Kay Bacon, Part 1

written by Aaron Brake In the weeks following the SCOTUS decision to legalize same-sex “marriage” across all 50 states of the U.S., a host of articles, blogs, and other media have been circulating the internet both defending and critiquing the [Read More]

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