One thing Jesus often critiqued was interpretational idolatry. He did this with the woman caught in adultery and with David gleaning on the sabbath, among others.

Below are a couple examples of mainstream apologists more concerned, at least subconsciously, with maintaining a worldview than following the moral and more loving…


The title is quite accusatory but I think for good reason. I want to turn my attention directly to US Evangelicalism. I have stated in other forums and hopefully it comes through in my writing, there is much I love about Christianity. …


One of the most common concerns from apologists and believers, in general, is that if there is no god, there is no meaning. Without god there can be no eternal personal purpose and therefore all there is is chaos, meaninglessness.

From my past life as a conservative Christian, in the…


“And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” 1 Cor. 15:14

The Apostle Paul is showing his zealotry here. He is displaying his fundamentalism. He is being selfish. Paul is saying that if I don’t get my reward then…


But think for a moment: it is only against the backdrop of the wrath of God that we move beyond sentimentality to a profound appreciation of the love of God. Paul says that we Christians “were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (found here)

The above…


We are the creators of our gods and we are our gods’ murderer. And, we will kill god again if we seek truth, wisdom, and maturity. We build models of our preferred god, and also of gods we may not prefer due to indoctrination and fear.

All models are wrong…


A hermeneutic tool often used is that of scripture interpreting scripture. So lets use this to put one more final nail in the coffin of inerrancy. Lets examine the story of Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of Isaac.

The christian God does not change (Mal 3:6)

God is love. (1Jo 4:8)

God…


There’s an often emotional need in conservative religions of the book for their book to be without error. This is a quick post to show that even if their book is without error, it's irrelevant.

We all come to any book, or whatever else for that matter, with a very…


Empathy and therefore love should be our main guiding forces when reasoning morality. We see this in Jesus with the woman caught in adultery; John 7:53–8:11. He challenged and overturned what people then considered the commandment of God. This takes courage. It is a simple thing to follow foreordained immoral…


Myth and fables are beautiful things. There are truths, thoughts, and a depth of emotion that they can reach that are seldom reached via any other means. They capture our imagination and inspire us in ways that matter of fact truth too often cannot. When the stories themselves become more…

Necessary Heresy

“To believe is human to doubt, divine.” Peter Rollins

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