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Month: February 2017

Cincinnati/Dayton Thinking Christian Fellowship Meeting Tonight

Cincinnati/Dayton Thinking Christian Fellowship Meeting Tonight

The Thinking Christian Connection is a new network in southwest Ohio and surrounding regions, connecting thinking Christians to encourage one another in our unique interest in apologetics, worldview, and discipleship of the mind, and to learn together how to be more effective in using these interests and gifts to serve others.  Find out more here. It’s not too late to join in, even if you can’t make it tonight. We meet once a month, plus outreach events in between. You can get on our email communication list…

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The Short Tale of the Rest of Loftus’s How To Defend the Christian Faith

The Short Tale of the Rest of Loftus’s How To Defend the Christian Faith

So I finally sat down to read the second chapter of John Loftus’s How To Defend the Christian Faith. When I wrote about chapter 1, someone asked me why I bothered with Loftus. The answer, I guess, was because he seems to have some influence. His books show up in bookstores. Now I’m asking myself the same question I was asked. — And here’s the part where I wrote more than 800 words explaining why I was asking myself this…

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Ricky Gervais Makes the Usual Atheist Mistakes

Ricky Gervais Makes the Usual Atheist Mistakes

Ricky Gervais is a British comedian who some consider more influential among atheists than the famed Richard Dawkins. I guess that means the time had to come when I would respond to him here. He had a short conversation with Stephen Colbert recently about God. He probably thought he scored some points on Colbert, a devout Catholic. Maybe so for entertainment value, but not much else, I’m afraid. He makes the usual atheist mistakes. Let’s look at some of his main…

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“Biological Sex Is Just a Social Construct” — Savvy Persuasion But Wrong Reasoning

“Biological Sex Is Just a Social Construct” — Savvy Persuasion But Wrong Reasoning

Undoubtedly you’ve seen the phrase, “assigned male at birth” or “assigned female at birth.” The point is to deny the essential reality of maleness and femaleness — biological sex, that is — and make it a social construct instead. View It, Then We’ll Analyze It I want you to see one of the most effective presentations of that mindset I’ve seen. I want you to feel its persuasive force. Then I want to explain why its persuasion is fixed upon imagery…

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John Loftus and His Hypothetical God

John Loftus and His Hypothetical God

[Update 2/6/17: This is proving to be a learning project for me. Good questions have come up in comments here and on Facebook. So at this stage I’m not seeing my original post here as a complete and satisfactory answer, but as a discussion starter instead. Some important answers may be found in the comments. Even there it’s still in process, but if you have questions or see faults in the original post, be aware that I’m open to discussion….

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