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Blog Archive: May 2013

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Pray For The Victims

May 21, 2013 9:40:00 AM
May 21, 2013 9:49:37 AM

  It’s an unpopular topic in many circles, but in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma (and the countless Facebook posts that have followed), I want to say something on the subject of prayer. I completely understand why so many people invoke God and prayer during these terrible times. When I was a Christian, it was a reflex, and had I witnessed such destruction and loss of life, I would have undoubtedly encouraged others to pray. “Pray for the wounded, ...

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(Another) Letter to the Religious on this Page

May 7, 2013 6:19:28 AM
May 7, 2013 6:25:16 AM

This post originally appeared on the TTA Facebook page.  It was so popular, the letter has been reposted here.  The "safe haven for atheists" aspect of the letter speaks more to our social media pages than the main website, but the larger message about the proselytizers stands.  -Seth ___ Dear Religious People On This Page: I feel the need to, again, make sure you haven't accidentally landed here instead of Answers In Genesis. (No doubt some of you were puzzled at the lack of sing-song pla...

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The Fool

May 6, 2013 8:33:53 AM
May 6, 2013 8:35:47 AM

PSALM 14:1 - "The fool says in his heart there is no God."  Non-believers hear this charge frequently from Christians, and it carries about as much credibility as "I know you are...but what am I?" I can understand why this is such an attractive retort from the faithful to the atheist.    It uses its own book to validate itself, making broad claims about salvation and judgment (which is much like quoting from Harry Potter books to warn humankind against the sinister snares of Voldemort)....

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