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  • If God is all powerful, then why can’t he stop evil from happening? That would mean he’s not all powerful. If God refuses to prevent evil, then he can not be all good. So can a Christian explain how God is all powerful and good in this case?

    09/03/2023 10:10:00 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 571 replies ^ | 9/3/2023, | Daniel1212
    Certainly that logical fallacy, a superficial ignorant parroted polemic (such as invokes everything from the Flood to AIDS as a moral argument against God), can be answered.There simply is no contradiction btwn God being omnipotent (and omniscient) and all good (from whom all good has come, as the creator of an exceedingly vast, systematicity ordered universe, exquisitely fine-tuned for our physical life), and the allowance of evil,For unless you want a world in which mankind is like a cloud or a robot, then allowing evil is a necessary good if:Man is to be a being with the ability to make...
  • Human origin story may need rewriting after discovery of 8.7-million-year-old fossil

    08/24/2023 11:38:57 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 50 replies
    Daily Express US (via ^ | 24 August 2023 | Ian Randall
    Prof. Begun said: "Our findings further suggest that hominines [bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas] not only evolved in western and central Europe - but spent over five million years evolving there and spreading to the eastern Mediterranean before eventually dispersing into Africa."....This migration, he added, was "probably a consequence of changing environments and diminishing forests."
  • Biden State Department caught promoting atheism abroad

    08/13/2023 6:10:56 AM PDT · by CFW · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/12/23 | Monica Showalter
    The Biden administration is out promoting religion through the State Department door to the locals in other countries, on our taxpayer dime. That right there is illegal, because the First Amendment states that there is to be no state sponsorship of anybody's religion. What religion is it? Why, the religion of Democrats, which generally speaking, is atheism. According to Susan Crabtree at RealClearPolitics: "Rep. Mike McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who heads the panel’s human rights subcommittee, are reviving a nearly year-long inquiry into a 2021...
  • (Video) Homosexual Atheist WEF Adviser Suggests AI Will Write ‘New Bible,’ Found ‘Correct’ Religions

    06/15/2023 10:24:51 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 91 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 6/14/23 | Stephen Kokx
    World Economic Forum (WEF) senior adviser Yuval Noah Harari has made the stunning claim that in the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence may create a “correct” world religion.“Throughout history, religions dreamt about having a book written by a superhuman intelligence, a non-human entity,” he said. “In a few years, there might be religions that are actually correct. Just think about a religion whose holy book is written by an AI. That could be a reality in a few years.”
  • No One Participates in Politics More than Atheists, Even White Evangelicals

    05/18/2023 5:09:13 AM PDT · by untenured · 32 replies
    Graphs About Religion ^ | May 16, 2023 | Ryan Burge
    The last forty years of politics and religion has been focused squarely on the ascendancy of the Religious Right. I must admit that I’ve probably contributed my fair share to that discourse, as well. A motley crew of white evangelicals and traditional Catholics locked arms on some social issues, started voting in large numbers for Republican candidates, and changed American politics forever. But I think that era of religion and politics is rapidly coming to a close. The Religious Right is no longer a primarily religious movement - it’s one about cultural conservativism and nearly blind support for the GOP...
  • Who created God? It’s An Illogical Question

    05/13/2023 2:12:01 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 55 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Don Batten
    Atheists frequently pose this question to justify their disbelief. Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), a famous British philosopher, in his influential little essay, Why I am not a Christian, put this forward as his first objection.1 Today’s atheists repeat the objection, including Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) and Australia’s own Philip Adams at the 2010 Global Atheists’ Congress in Melbourne Australia, who said,“The great argument for God was that there had to be a Creation, a beginning. … But my objection was simple. If God was the beginning who began God?”2
  • Unbiblical Christianity and its dangers: This flavor of Christianity is indistinguishable from atheism!

    03/16/2023 6:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2023 | Oscar Amaechina
    There are many Christians today whose faith is not firmly rooted in the Word of God. Some of them practice Christianity that is based on their culture and societal trends in which they find themselves. The Word of God is seldom applied to their lives and whenever it does, it’s always twisted to suit their needs or wants. Even some preachers have become selective in what they choose to include in their public teachings from Scripture. They tell people only what they want to hear and ignore the parts of the Bible that upset the hearers. Biblical Christianity relies on...
  • Do Not Take Part In Lies; Never Take Part In Evil

    03/04/2023 1:47:28 AM PST · by spirited irish · 10 replies
    PatriotandLiberty Blog ^ | Mar. 2023 | Linda Kimball
    According to the authors of “The Black Book of Communism,” Communist regimes did not just commit criminal acts but were criminal enterprises in their very essence:“…all ruled lawlessly and without regard for human life (and) one particular feature of many Communist regimes (was) their use of famine as a weapon. The Bolsheviks had decided to eliminate…any challenge or resistance, even if passive, to their absolute power. This strategy applied not only to groups with opposing political views, but also to such social groups as the nobility, the middle class, the intelligentsia…the clergy…military officers and the police.” (pp. xvii, 8-9)
  • Dr. Hugh Ross and Bart Ehrman: A Christian turned atheist vs. atheist turned Christian

    02/25/2023 7:58:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2023 | Dan Delzell
    Could two highly intelligent men with two entirely different perspectives possibly help you come to your own personal conclusion concerning the central figure of history? Perhaps. Let’s find out. History’s central figure, of course, is Jesus Christ. And the two men I have in mind are American New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman and Canadian astrophysicist Hugh Ross. Ehrman professed faith in Christ as a teenager but is now an atheist; whereas Ross grew up in a non-religious home but is now a Christian. One man abandoned Christianity, while the other embraced it. Ross said, “I didn’t know any Christians or...
  • Only a quarter of Gen Z attends church at least once a month, survey finds: 14% identify as atheist or agnostic

    02/13/2023 11:14:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/13/2023 | Samantha Kamman
    Only 28% of Generation Z Americans say they're committed to attending religious services at least once a month, as 14% identify as atheist or agnostic, according to a recent poll that suggests the younger generation is also much more likely to identify as LGBT. The "Gen Z Post Election Research" polls, released this month by the Walton Family Foundation and Murmuration in conjunction with SocialSphere, surveyed Gen Z participants ages 15 to 25 as well as adults 26 and over on a wide variety of questions as researchers attempt to gain an understanding for the habits and preferences of the...
  • Neanderthals lived in groups big enough to eat giant elephants

    02/08/2023 10:08:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    Science ^ | February 1, 2023 | Andrew Curry
    On the muddy shores of a lake in east-central Germany, Neanderthals gathered some 125,000 years ago to butcher massive elephants. With sharp stone tools, they harvested up to 4 tons of flesh from each animal, according to a new study that is casting these ancient human relatives in a new light. The degree of organization required to carry out the butchery—and the sheer quantity of food it provided—suggests Neanderthals could form much larger social groups than previously thought.The find comes from a trove of animal bones and stone tools uncovered in the 1980s by coal miners near the town of...
  • Elian Gonzalez Poised To Become Lawmaker After Nomination To Cuba's National Assembly

    02/07/2023 4:11:35 PM PST · by Nextrush · 65 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/7/2023 | Marco Margaritoff
    Gonzalez, who became the center of an international custody battle at 5 years old, was nominated Sunday to Cuba's National Assembly. Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban national whose precarious boyhood arrival in the U.S. in 1999 prompted a fierce international custody battle, is set to become a lawmaker. Gonzalez was nominated by his local municipal assembly on Sunday to serve in Cuba's National Assembly... Gonzlaez was en route to Florida with his mother when their boat capsized on Thanksgiving 1999 and she and other migrants drowned. The boy's fate thereafter became a flashpoint in U.S.-Cuba relations. His father, a waiter named...
  • Atheist group accuses Indiana sheriff's office of 'pushing Christianity' on inmates after hundreds baptized

    01/22/2023 10:54:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2023 12:57pm EST | Jon Brown
    A prominent atheist group has issued multiple complaints accusing an Indiana sheriff’s office of “[pushing] Christianity onto inmates” after hundreds of detainees have been baptized in recent years. An attorney for the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has fired off multiple letters to former Decatur County Sheriff David Durant accusing the Decatur County Detention Center of “multiple constitutional violations” by “promoting Christianity and coercing detainees into participating in religious exercises.” On Dec. 29, the sheriff’s office posted photos on its Facebook page of dozens of inmates being baptized. […] Durant, who left office on Jan. 1 following a four-year term...
  • How Do You Feel About Religion? Countries with the largest percentage of people that are non-religious or atheist

    01/13/2023 8:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/13/2023 | Tyler Durden
    How do you feel about religion?As Statista's Katharina Buchholz details below, depending on which country you are in, this question is more or less likely to be met with a shrug or even an objection to religious belief.In China, the highest percentage of people among the 56 countries and territories included in the Statista Global Consumer Survey is non-religious or atheist, the latter describing people rejecting the idea that there is a God.You will find more infographics at StatistaAmong European countries, Germany ranks high for the share of its non-religious and atheist population, which stands at around a third of...
  • Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic

    12/03/2022 7:49:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2022 | By PETER SMITH
    When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they’re not there for a virtual happy hour. “We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore. The group, mostly consisting of atheists and agnostics, mobilizes to knock on doors and make phone calls on behalf of Democratic candidates “who are pro-science, pro-democracy, whether or not they are actually self-identified secular people,” he said. “We are trying to keep church and state...
  • Focus on 'Christian nationalism' is 'smokescreen,' real threat is 'neo-Marxism,' Christian scholars say

    10/29/2022 9:52:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 29, 2022 | Ryan Foley
    As media attention on "Christian nationalism" looms large in American politics heading into the 2022 midterms, Christian scholars this week debated the definition of the term and whether the increased media focus is an attempt to intimidate Christians from sharing their values in the public square. The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University held a debate Thursday titled "Is Christian Nationalism a Threat to America?" Luige DelPuerto, the editor of Colorado Politics in The Denver Gazette, moderated a discussion between Centennial Institute Director Jeff Hunt, whose organization hosts a prominent annual conservative summit, and Scott Wasserman, the president of the...
  • Eric Metaxas Returns [Christian Perspective to a Modern World] - Interview Podcast

    10/01/2022 4:21:41 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Allen Jackson Ministries ^ | February 1, 2022 | Allen Jackson Ministries
    In this episode, Pastor Allen welcomes back friend of the ministry Eric Metaxas for a conversation about faith, current events, and Eric's new book "Is Atheism Dead". You can find more from Eric at his website,
  • MSNBC calls for new "energetic atheism" to combat Christian "theocracy"

    08/02/2022 7:50:13 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 44 replies ^ | 8-2-22 | Jazz Shaw
    The American left has plenty to complain about these days. Liberals who support standard Democratic Party platform planks such as legal abortion, more gun control, and public schools over private schools or homeschooling, have been drenched in bad news coming from various Supreme Court cases and polls showing a widespread rejection of their agenda in the coming elections. There is plenty of blame to go around, at least in their minds. The conservative majority on the Supreme Court is near the top of the list of villains for many. Conservative elected officials passing laws they disagree with are also common...
  • GOP lawmakers question constitutionality of State Department grants to spread atheism abroad

    07/25/2022 10:18:26 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 11 replies
    Just the News ^ | 7-23-22 | Natalia Mittelstadt
    Republican lawmakers are questioning the constitutionality of a Biden State Department program to fund the spread of atheism and humanism internationally. At the end of June, a group of 15 Republican members of Congress wrote to President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken about a State Department funding program from April 2021 that "would award grants of up to $500,000 to organizations committed to the practice and spread of atheism and humanism, namely in South/Central Asia and in the Middle East/North Africa." Noting that both atheism and humanism "are official belief systems," the GOP legislators wrote, "Any such...
  • Biden Is Raising an Army of Taxpayer-Funded Atheists

    07/07/2022 6:25:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 26 replies ^ | 7 July A.D. 2022 | Todd Starnes
    The Biden administration is raising up an army of atheist missionaries. The government recently announced plans to fund a program that would send Americans abroad to promote atheism and humanism in South/Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. The program would be funded by your tax dollars - as much as a half million dollars per organization. They are literally going to use a government tithe to spread a godless message of hopelessness to the world. Congressman Jim Banks, the Republican from Indiana, is demanding answers — writing in a letter to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony...