Tag Archives: Truth & Rumors

This Shit’s Easy

Bullshitters aren’t innocent. They bullshit for a reason. If their purposes were honorable, they would be in possession of facts, of the truth of what’s really going on, and they wouldn’t need bullshit. Resorting to bullshit proves dishonesty on a … Continue reading

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God Is Black — He Told Me So

God is black. If you read translated source material that theological beliefs are built on, or read theologically foundational, authoritative writings like those of early Christianity’s so-called “Church Fathers”, or Augustine, Aquinas, Pseudo-Dionysius, etc., you’ll see that “God is black” … Continue reading

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Standing in Truth — Without a Crutch

No matter what you think the truth is, and no matter what you think knowing the truth amounts to, here’s something that you can’t get around… If you know the truth because others convinced you that it’s the truth, (“truth” … Continue reading

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Lying

Just out on my other blog, but very relevant to Christians and faith, check it out! “Lying” on Millard’s Blog A few excerpts: When we feel powerless, lying gets really attractive. Lies are like mice. They can freak the problematic … Continue reading

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The God Debacle

I don’t participate in the God Debacle anymore, because I find it profoundly lacking intellectual honesty on both sides of the question. The argument between atheists and theists has all the earmarks of a debate about a third party that’s … Continue reading

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Is God Hiding?

I often hear atheists and skeptics raise the “lack of evidence” objection to the possible existence of God. I’ve rarely–never, actually–seen any take time to consider how it would feel to be right there, presumed imaginary, then dared to “prove” … Continue reading

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Intimidation

I got beat down But I stood up You criticized my standing up It was not to your liking Alright But stand I will I got stifled But I spoke up You criticized my voice It was not to your … Continue reading

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Senses

They told me, “This is the way: gouge out your eyes.” So I did. Then they said, “We’ll lead you.” They told me, “This is the way: burn off your ears.” So I did. Then they said, “We’ll interpret for … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism

The root problem with fundamentalism is ridiculously simple, and it’s not what most people think. We might call fundamentalism inane or insane if it weren’t so often deadly serious. Dismissing and ridiculing it won’t help us understand it. As clearly … Continue reading

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Churches

I tried to explain to a friend recently why I have little interest in “fellowship” or any kind of church involvement. That got me thinking about churches. I love solitude. I enjoy being “alone.” Most of the stuff that goes … Continue reading

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Controlling the Narrative, Part 5: Outcome

(This is the last in a five-part series of posts. To start at the beginning, click here.) In Controlling the Narrative, Part 4: Solution, we saw how answering “Says who?” makes the power of Paul’s identity solution accessible to us. … Continue reading

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Controlling the Narrative, Part 4: Solution

(This is fourth in a five-part series of posts. To start at the beginning, click here.) In Controlling the Narrative, Part 3: Method, we saw how Paul settled his identity quandary. In this part, we’ll see how answering “Says who?” … Continue reading

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Controlling the Narrative, Part 3: Method

(This is third in a five-part series of posts. To start at the beginning, click here.) In Controlling the Narrative, Part 2: Discovery, we looked at Paul’s novel approach to assigning responsibility for his shit. (see explanation). By disowning his … Continue reading

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Controlling the Narrative, Part 2: Discovery

(This is second in a five-part series of posts. To start at the beginning, click here.) In Controlling the Narrative, Part 1: Dilemma, we looked at Paul’s agonizing over who was responsible for the shit (see explanation) he described in … Continue reading

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Controlling the Narrative, Part 1: Dilemma

I’m trying to “build a platform” these days. That’s writer-speak for creating buzz around your work so that agents and publishers will take notice. In other words, marketing. I have less gag reaction to cesspools and eviscerated bodies. Well, maybe … Continue reading

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Expecting Miracles

A fellow believer took me to task yesterday about the presumptuousness of “expecting” miracles from God in his great response to my post Miracles On the Way to Truth. He and I have carried on a friendly debate about the … Continue reading

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Miracles On the Way to Truth

Jesus talked about sending a “spirit of truth” and said it would “guide you into all the truth.” A reliable indicator that you are not following the spirit of truth is: you have no need for miracles. You might “believe” … Continue reading

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Proof of the Scientific Possibility of Miracles

Someone disprove this logic, please! I can’t believe that it was this easy. I must have gotten something wrong. This is a proof of possibility, not a proof of occurrence in fact. Does science explain phenomena before they occur or … Continue reading

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Children

This is now my personal theme song. It’s a declaration of fealty to children and war on adult stupidity. When adults learn how to treat children, all the wars will die. We were all taught in many ways–and most of … Continue reading

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The Rock

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed … Continue reading

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The War on Christians

The February 13, 2012 issue of Newsweek was brought to my attention by a friend over the weekend. Its cover story, written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World. (The image is clickable, … Continue reading

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The Church

I’ve been loving NakedPastor.com lately. Here’s the cartoon I got today. Click on the image to go to the full-size version on David Hayward’s site http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor:   © www.nakedpastor.com The comments there are interesting. Today’s offering gave pause even to some of … Continue reading

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The Bible

The belief that the Bible is the word of God suffers from gross negligence of chronological sequence. Biblical writings were all penned centuries or more before the Bible was canonized. Canonization came after the fact and was not authorized by … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

Last week, a cartoon and a flurry of related commentary brought Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church to my attention. Here’s the cartoon by David Hayward, “graffiti artist on the walls of the church,” showing Driscoll preaching from the midst … Continue reading

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Money

By now, my boys might be tired of hearing me say that we were born upside down and raised backwards. I’m surprised that they didn’t get more mileage out of my admission. “You can’t tell me what to do! You … Continue reading

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