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    I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil--you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.
    Dan Barker

    He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.
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    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
    Richard Dawkins

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Stem Cells: What And Why?


Blastocyst, labeled in English

Blastocyst

Stem cells are a topic that definitely causes tons of arguments based on a misunderstanding of what they are and what they are capable of. In my previous article Church and Scientific Advancement I wrote a fairly short description of what an embryonic stem cell is and where they come from. Continue reading

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Filicide


Rembrandt's painting of the sacrifice of Isaac...

Filicide of Issac

In Genesis 22 we read the story of Abraham‘s attempted filicide of his son Issac on Mount Moriah. I am well aware that Abraham didn’t kill Issac yet if even if he didn’t (even if asked to do it by god) it is filicide and no less cruel since it was just an attempt. Continue reading

Synthetic Life


I have heard time and again the tiresome creationist canard that life can’t be created in a lab. I have heard it again yesterday and it really irritated me to no end. Why was it so irritating this time? Besides being said by the same lady I wrote about in my article Evolution And Speciation, I have written two articles dealing with the subject and was reading a fascinating paper on the subject at the time. Continue reading

The Dark Ages


Most people have heard of the dark ages and a few even know what they were. Even fewer know of the Church’s role in the dark ages but it is something I think everyone should be aware of. Continue reading

The Mark Of The Beast


"666 - The Number of the Beast"

The Number of the Beast

This is a concept most of us are familiar with since it is written about throughout pop culture and even in a song by Iron Maiden, Woe to you O earth and sea for the Devil sends the beast with wrath because he knows the time is short Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number/its number is six hundred and sixty six. Continue reading

Gilgamesh vs. Noah


"The Deluge", Frontispiece to Gustav...

Nice Way To Die

I was going over the Babylonian Epic Of Gilgamesh and was not surprised at the similarities nor was I surprised at the differences. I was shocked at the few unmistakable instances of outright plagiarism. Continue reading

Aramaic


Our Camels

Camels

The New Testament is full of colorful semitc idioms and mistranslations that can’t be understood by reading them through the Greek fuchsia colored lenses worn by most Christians and all theologians. I want to examine two of them and anyone interested can find more. Continue reading