Hypocrisy as Apologetic

The Salem Witch Trials. Forced Conversions of Native Americans. The Inquisitions. The Crusades. The list goes on. These are some of the gross sins of Christendom. They represent moral objections to the faith. At face value, they seem intimidating. There’s the temptation to avoid the issue entirely or gloss over it. Liberal “churches” seem to…

The Texas FLDS Kids: A CPS Fishing Expedition?

This case out in Texas has me horrified. CPS shows up at the door demanding to speak to 2 [T-W-O] people and the next the thing you know, they’re in the sheep pen taking off with ALL [A-L-L] of the lambs. Why? What necessitated taking ALL of their children based on allegations against TWO? Their…

Siriusly Lost : S04 E09 The Shape of Things To Come

Wow. Lost comes back with a vengeance. The body count takes off immediately, though it’s mostly red shirts. Three red shirts buy it in the crossfire when mercenaries from the freighter invade Eggtown and try to gun down Sawyer, who escapes in his his signature brave-but-really-friggin-stupid, bumbling, I’m-too-big-of-a-redneck-hick-to-die style. How is he not dead yet?…

Are Christians Too Nice?

I’m serious. Christians are called to be like Christ Jesus, to walk in His steps. I wonder if we’re not imitating the Gentle Shepherds and Caucasian Jesus portraits we’re all familiar with rather than the Jesus of the Bible. The Jesus we’re taught about in Sunday School doesn’t have much in common with the one…

Sirius Knott : Thoughts on Expelled!

First, I’d like to thank the atheists, without which I wouldn’t have heard about this movie. I wondered what all of the fuss was about when blogs started erupted vitriol over Ben Stein’s film months in advance of its release. Now that I’ve seen Expelled! No Intelligence Allowed, I recognize their mindless railings for what…

Russell’s Invisible Flying Pink Spaghetti Unicorn Monster Teapot

And again it goes: “I’ll challenge an atheist to disprove the existence of God and instead of arguments against theism or for atheism I get some variation of, “No, YOU prove there IS a God!” Atheists! Listen up! You guys are and always have been in the minority. It has ever been the responsibility of…

Lost : The Oceanic Six Revealed : Now What?

Update 5/29/08: The original post was dated 4/9/08. I was wrong on several counts. That’s quite frankly the fun of this show. It keeps you guessing. 1. The Season 4 finale brings Penny and Desmond back together, so I was wrong about them stretching out their reunion until next season. 2. Locke and Sawyer did…

Deceived by Angels: Mormonism and Islam

Mormonism and Islam have one thing in common: both allege angels gave them their holy texts. That shouldn’t surprise Christians. Fallen angels are still angels, after all. 2 Corinthians 11:13-14  13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into…

Why the Only Rational Atheist is an Oxymoron

The Flying Spaghetti Monster. That’s the best they can come up with.  Some idiot writes a satirical open letter to the Kansas School  Board and atheists fall at the guy’s feet in hypocritical [and undeserved] worship. Why? Because the fellow states that we ought to teach [concerning origins] Intelligent Design, evolution and his unfounded, newly…