Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Never say never?

Never say never is a good piece of advice for us to remember.  In many situations it is unwise to say you would never do such and such because, after all, we aren't omniscient - we don't know what the future will throw at us to make us eat our words.  Furthermore, we aren't omnipotent - circumstances may arise that will cause us to give in and back track and do what we said we would never do.  However, if one were omniscient and omnipotent then that person could afford to say "Never!"

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Is there anyone in there?

Imagine you are a demolition man - you have the job of blowing up buildings.  Prior to plunging the detonator you ask the owner of the building if there's anyone inside.  The owner says, "I'm not sure, there's no consensus.  Some people say there is, and others say there isn't."  What do you do?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The slaughter of the innocents

I have heard an objection to Matthew's account of the slaughter of the children in Bethlehem.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Thinking straight

It is a subject I haven't written directly on, quite simply because I don't want to...

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Way out in front

I was looking through the stats of this blog and I just wanted to point out that there is one post that has received more than twice as many hits as any other post, it is We will not tolerate intolerance!

Monday, 6 June 2011

The lifeline

I want you to imagine you're on a cruise.  All is smooth sailing and you're having the time of your life until the captain of the ship comes along with a lifebelt in his hands. 

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Proof wanted? Proof granted! Proof ignored!

I have heard a couple of atheists tell how open minded they are and how they would believe in God if there was good evidence. The question is, what would they consider to be good evidence?