Allow me to begin with a simple declaration: science cannot disprove the existence of God, and any attempts to do so are greatly overstepping the boundaries of science’s authority.
You see, even if we did evolve from protozoa and then mastered the sciences, modern atheists would still be using science as an authority in regard to questions that science cannot ever answer, which is ironically a very large evolutionary step backward for the human race. It is a step backward because science only tells us “how;” it does not explain “why,” “what,” or “who.” (more…)
One of the most difficult passages of the New Testament deals with divorce and the proper application of a marriage relationship. When Jesus was asked by Pharisees whether a man is allowed to divorce his wife, He had a seemingly cryptic answer for them: divorce is wrong all the time, and the Creator did not intend for a man and a wife to separate unless the woman was found to have some sort of “sexual impurity,” but Moses allowed the Israelites to engage in divorce. But since Jesus also stated that the Law and the Prophets were divinely revealed by Yahweh, and Moses allowed divorce, how can we tell which parts of the Old Testament are from God and which parts are from Moses? Without the understanding that the entire Old Testament is from God, we cannot derive moral stances on many issues or be sure about the application of the Bible to modern living. (more…)
Recently, Rachel Maddow exposed what she thought was a very clear connection between Ugandan minister Martin Sempa and American religious conservatives, stating that she believes pastors in the US were indirectly responsible for an anti-gay bill in Uganda. The bill supposedly presents an absolute ban on homosexual behavior, going so far as to give the death penalty to people involved in homosexual acts, and even punishment for those who harbor or do not disclose the homosexual acts of neighbors. What Rachel didn’t mention, however, is that the country is suffering so badly from an AIDS crisis that 50% of the population is under the age of 15. (more…)
When the electoral season comes around, conservatives can always count on being called “fearful,” and being told that they employ fear tactics to win their arguments. This is half true, and half ridiculous.
But to understand the absurdity of their statement, we must have a proper perspective on our country. Liberals are postmodern big-government globalists who want to restructure the family, increase the oversight of government, make the United States of America subject to international forces we don’t really control, and get rid of all religion in the state (except for only when Jesus said to feed the poor and not judge, the only parts of the Bible they enjoy quoting). As such, legislation they propose tends to threaten to upset our daily way of living, since the United States–up until these last forty years–has been almost unrivaled in its conservatism on the world scene. (more…)