Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Only Natural.

Time and again, I see atheists on Twitter pointing to things that happen in nature to justify human behavior.  This always strikes me as very odd.  The people who pride themselves on being superior to others because of their firm grasp on "rational" thought think it's OK to emulate the actions of creatures incapable of rational thought.

Let's take a few minutes to look at some things that occur in nature:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Prove it!

Well, I've been inspired to do another blog entry that has nothing to do with refuting Biblical contradictions.  Sorry if this disappoints you.  It's my blog, though, so I'll do what I want!

Once again, Twitter has given me a reason to post.  The debate continues to rage between people of faith and atheists.  The topics range from origins of the universe and evolutionary theory to whether or not Jesus even existed and on and on and on...  Sometimes I weigh in with my thoughts, but most times I don't.

Today was one of my "weigh-in" times.  The question posed related to how everything in the universe came to be.  Atheists tend to throw around the word "magic" when referring to the belief that God created everything.  (I've seen this many times from many different atheists.  They seem to want to paint believers as somehow not as intelligent or enlightened as they are.  This, of course, is totally ridiculous, but that's something to talk about another time.)  In the atheistic mind, it is completely irrational to believe that God spoke, and everything came into existence.  This completely flies in the face of rational thought and "scientific evidence."

My question was and still is: Where did all the matter/energy in the universe come from? Science can't seem to come up with an answer.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Am I supposed to hate people who are gay?

Sorry I haven't posted in a while!  I've been pretty busy these last few weeks.  While I do enjoy writing this blog, there will be periods when I won't be able to devote a lot of time to it.  With that said, I'm steering away from the main focus of the blog in this post.

Through my use of Twitter, I have had the privilege of getting to speak with some atheist/anti-theist people.  (If I haven't said so before, they are actually part of the reason I started this blog.)  We have been able to have some good debates regarding matters of belief, God and the Bible.  We've even found some common ground outside of our religious beliefs or lack thereof.

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to anyone that the discussion sometimes turns to the matter of the Church's treatment of gay people.  This topic seems almost unavoidable when speaking about matters of faith in God.  I've asked myself the question "Am I supposed to hate people who are gay?" before, and I was forced to ask it again recently.  I'm hoping that I will be able to present this in a way that will make everyone look at this issue in a different way than you have in the past.

Let me say this, first thing.  I love gay people.  I don't subscribe to the belief that homosexuality is somehow a greater sin than any other sin, and I completely reject any mistreatment of people who are gay.  (Did I just hear some religious feathers ruffling?)  I'll even take this a step further.  God loves gay people.  Jesus loves gay people.  (Now I know I've made someone mad!)  Don't stop reading, though!!  Hear me out!