Read the Most Hated Book in Creationism

It’s the same old story. The consensus hides behind an appeal to authority while suppressing dissenting views by barring those who stray from the party line from discussion forums and attacking the dissenter instead of his arguments. We’ve seen it a thousand times. FROM EVOLUTIONISTS. Since the publication of Strangers and Aliens: A Christian Sci-fi…

The Avengers: Age of Ultron & the Evangelical Fish Bowl

[Warning! Spoiler Alert! This post concerns The Avengers: Age of Ultron and contains Spoilers.] On May 14, 2015, Steve Camp, pastor of Cross Church wrote a post on Facebook entitled: “WAKE UP CHURCH: Reverence Matters.” In that post, he wrote the following after seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron: “Recently saw new Avenger movie. Incredible…

Why I Am A Creationist 3

Inevitably, someone accuses me of being a Creationist simply because I was raised that way. If I’d been born into the Muslim world, I’d be a Muslim, they say. If I’d been born into one of USAmerica’s Coastal Ignorance belts, I’d be a godless liberal. Et cetera ad nauseam. The problem with this analogy is…

What’s Wrong With Church 8: Fellowship in Neat Little Rows

I believe that Fellowship is one of the more crucial keys to a reality-based Christian life. In Hebrews 10:19-25, we are told not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, so that we can help each other to “hold fast the profession of our faith” (ie. – to NOT give up!). A lot of folks…

What’s Wrong With Church 3: Televangelists! Televangelists! Televangelists!

Is there anything more disgustingly and blatantly [dare I say, grossly] hypocritical than a televangelist? Seriously. How much good are these guys really doing [for anybody other than themselves]? They’ve given Christ a bad name ever since the PTL scandals of the eighties and nineties. You can just flip onto those channels at a random…

What’s Wrong With Church 2: No Children Allowed

There’s famous story in the Gospels about some mothers took their children to Jesus to be blessed. The disciples tried to turn them away under the basic assumption that the Master would not want to be bothered with children when He was doing some big, important ADULT religious stuff. They hadn’t asked Jesus. Jesus’ response…

What’s Wrong With Church 1: I am!

The other day, I commented on someone else’s blog and lamented that “I would love to be stoked by church, but most weeks I’m happy just to have SURVIVED it!” It’s one of my pet peeves but the Church of the Living God is, as Tommy Tenney once put it, “somewhat less than advertised.” Rather…

Greed, High Gas Prices & Impotent RepDems

Gas prices continue to soar with no reasonable end in sight and no apparently logical economical basis. The prices are NOT going up proportionately with increased demand. The prices are NOT going up proportionately with increased cost of a barrel of crude oil or the cost of processing it into gasoline. The prices ARE going up, but it’s…