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The Prophecy of the Pastor

Although the Pastorals (the First Epistle to Timothy (1st Timothy), the Second Epistle to Timothy (2nd Timothy), and the Epistle to Titus) are written under Paul’s name, they are different from his other epistles, and since the 1700s scholars have … Continue reading

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Is Logic Objective?

When you are trying to build a case for something, you really ought to avoid premises that don’t hold up. For example, in Universally Preferable Behavior: a Rational Proof of Secular Ethics, Stefan Molyneux states: The laws of logic are … Continue reading

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PBS Crash Course Philosophy on the Problem of Evil

I’ve done my own post on The Problem of Evil, so I thought I’d take a look at what the PBS program Crash Course on Philosophy has to say on the subject. The actual content starts at 1:38: Here’s a … Continue reading

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Britains Cut Loose from the European Flotilla

Whether or not you think the EU is a rag tag flotilla of boats that want to be a navy, you’ve got to admire the British for having the guts to go their own way, despite the protestations of the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom in the Gospel of John

The Gospel of John, the latest of the canonical gospels, written at least 50 years after the crucifixion and 15 years after the Gospel of Mark, contains many events and passages not found in the other (so called “synoptic”) gospels. … Continue reading

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The Pigeonhole Principle

“People like to pigeonhole you. It’s easier.” — Viggo Mortensen When he returned to his own city, Jesus began teaching in their synagogue, and the people were astonished. “Where did this man get his wisdom, and how does he perform … Continue reading

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The Power of Allegory

“Allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.” — Naguib Mahfouz When Jesus’s disciples asked him why he spoke to the masses in parables, he answered: It … Continue reading

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