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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 3

(This is Part 3 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.) Points 6–11 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with human experience of and

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 2

(This is Part 2 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here.) Points 3, 4, and 5 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with three key characteristics of God:

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Posted in All About God, Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 1

The title of this article, minus the question mark, is the title of an article posted recently (December 1, 2016) on the Huffington Post Blog. Its author is J. H. McKenna, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer on the History of Religious Ideas

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Is the God of the Qur’an the Same God as the God of the Bible?

Here is a question that was recently asked on Islam StackExchange: What is the difference between the Christian God and the Muslim God? Is the God of the Qur’an the same god as the God of the Bible? You can

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The Myth of Ownership: A Thanksgiving Reflection

One of the most powerful and enduring fictions of human society is the idea that we can own things. A large part of our legal, civil, and social system is based on property ownership and the right to possess what

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

Does God Change?

In a recent comment, a reader named Rami brought up the issue of God’s unchanging nature vs. God—and God’s relationship to us—changing through time. This post is a slightly edited version of my reply. This begins to push the limits

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Is the Doctrine of the Trinity Polytheistic?

The vast bulk of Christian denominations, representing the overwhelming majority of Christians, subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity—which, boiled down to its essence, is “one God in three persons.” Non-Christian monotheists such as Jews and Muslims commonly charge Christians with

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Does Doctrine Matter? Why is it Important to Believe the Right Thing?

Many articles here on Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life are about how people from all different religions, and even people who have no religious beliefs at all, can go to heaven if they live a good life of love and

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Does God Send Terror Attacks because of Bathroom Rights and Evolution?

Those Christian fundamentalists are at it again! This time it’s Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. According to recent statements by Lotz, terror attacks such as 9/11 and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA, are

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Posted in All About God, Current Events

The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 8: God Accepts Sinners as Righteous?

For Part 7, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 7: Imputed Righteousness? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? And now we come

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