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History, Probability, and Miracles

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
One of the most common misconceptions about history is the idea that history *is* our past. This misconception is understandable, since when we are taught “history” in high school or even in college the courses provide an overview…

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2017

It’s nearly March already, and I haven’t even acknowledged the new year.  I stopped smoking on Thanksgiving of 2016.  I made a New Year’s resolution to remain a non-smoker.  It’s been harder than I anticipated.  The end of 2016 arrived … Continue reading

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A Solution to Gettier Problems

Originally posted on Naturalist Philosophy:
By R.N. Carmona If I’m right to assume that all Gettier Problems involve a change either in the true aspect of our beliefs or the justified aspect of our beliefs, then there’s a way to salvage this intuitive definition…

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ATHEISM: HOW

The civil rights movement for gay equality heated up quite a bit when the Supreme Court overturned DOMA. I was a Catholic at that point.  I was thrilled with the ruling.  I had a dear friend, a colleague, who was … Continue reading

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The Art of Starting Over

Originally posted on Holly Baer:
In the last six months, my entire life fell apart. I broke up with my fiancé of seven years, cancelled a wedding, found out I didn’t get into a single grad school, and fully understood…

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FAMILY SCAFFOLDING FINALE

Bill Gothard entered our family after Scott was born.  (Google him if you have never heard of him).  Gothard’s teachings became a core part of what our fundamentalist pastor preached.  My parents became absolutely convinced that Gothard was a man … Continue reading

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The Bible is not Magically Inerrant: Exposing Inerrancy Proof-Texts

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Inerrancy is perhaps the most obvious example of what the Bible is NOT, and I have written about it many times. But today I approach it from a different angle by examining common inerrancy…

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FAMILY SCAFFOLDING II

I haven’t finished my family history, and I haven’t been personally blogging because I didn’t finish my family history.  So much happened in the middle of putting my history into words on this blog.  It was difficult to continue it … Continue reading

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How Important are ‘Correct Beliefs’ to God?

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Many believers think people who claim to be Christian but stray too far from ‘correct beliefs’ are not Christian at all. And the corollary is that they are going to hell—just for not getting…

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Anti-gay Christians: leave Orlando alone

Originally posted on Signs you are a Sheltered Evangelical:
I am heartbroken over the 49 lives lost in the worst mass-shooting hate crime in our country’s history.  I am sickened by the dismissive words of the murderer’s father.  I am…

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