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About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

The “Growth is Good” Lie

I’m going to comment on the article “The doom-loop of a falling fertility rate” by Damon Linker in The Week. Growth is good. On that, most of us agree. What a ridiculous premise. Our out of control population growth has … Continue reading

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Pistis Sophia – Book 1, Chapter 6

Previous Chapter: Book 1, Chapter 4 & 5 “Lord, if it is you, withdraw your glorious light into yourself so that we can stand it,” the disciples said. “Otherwise our eyes are blinded, and the whole world will be disturbed by … Continue reading

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Review: “The Little Things”

* D The Little Things is a crime drama that stars Denzel “McCall” Washington as a damaged ex-homicide detective who stumbles onto the return of the serial killer who ended his career. His successor, played by Rami “Mercury” Malek, invites … Continue reading

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Pistis Sophia – Book 1, Chapter 4 & 5

Previous Chapter: Book 1, Chapter 3 The disciples sat together in fear and were exceedingly agitated and afraid because of the great earthquake which, and they wept together. “What will happen?” they said. “Will the Saviour will destroy the entire world?” … Continue reading

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Pistis Sophia – Book 1, Chapter 3

Previous Chapter: Book 1, Chapter 2 When the light had come down over Jesus, it gradually surrounded him entirely. Then Jesus ascended or soared to the heights, shining brightly with an immeasurable light. The disciples gazed after him and none … Continue reading

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Pistis Sophia – Book 1, Chapter 2

Previous Chapter: Book 1, Chapter 1 The disciples were sitting together on the Mount of Olives, speaking of these words and rejoicing in great joy, and exulting exceedingly. “We are blessed before all men on earth, because the Saviour has revealed … Continue reading

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Pistis Sophia – Book 1, Chapter 1

The Pistis Sophia is a Gnostic treatise that puts Gnostic teachings into a Christian framework. It is a much harder read that The Hypostasis of the Archons and The Secret Book of John. I’m going to attempt to make it … Continue reading

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Series Review: “Prodigal Son” (season 1)

* * * B This surprisingly good series is from Berlanti, the producer of the CW Arrowverse series. Malcolm Bright, the son of the serial killer “The Surgeon”, trained by the FBI as a profiler, consults with the NYPD major … Continue reading

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My Most Anticipated Films in 2021

Update: Morbius has now been delayed again, and won’t be released until January 2022. 2020 was a weird year for movies. I expect 2021 will be a bit more normal, but time will tell. Looking ahead to the year to … Continue reading

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Debunking the “All Time Best Arguments Against Faith”

Youtube suggested I watch the video The All Time best arguments against religion/faith. This includes clips of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ricky Gervais, and Michael Shermer. I’m going to comment on what they have to say. Michael Shermer: What is … Continue reading

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