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Was Jesus a real person?

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  A few years ago at a secular conference, I met the author Richard Carrier who wrote On the Historicity of Jesus. He introduced himself as one of seven people who did not believe Jesus was a real person. I was curious and I ended up reading his very lengthy and thorough analysis of the […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 6

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By Alexis Record   “Wow, Jill is super great at stuff now.” “Probably because she’s dead.” “Wait, what?” “Christians have this belief that after you die you get a new body…” “No, stop. This makes no sense. When did she die?” “At the train station. She’s been dead this whole time.” “You go to Narnia […]

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When priests became celibate men

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We have all read about the recent grand jury report of the abuse of over 1000 children by priests in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. This report, of course, is not the first to charge the Roman Catholic Church with sexual abuse of children nor the first accusing leaders of the church of covering […]

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The Last Battle – Chapters 4-5

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By Alexis Record   “And that, honey, is why black face is wrong.” “Why did the book put it in there? They could have done something else as a disguise. Like a magic spell.” “Or hoods, or animal costumes, or capes. That’s a good point. An author is only limited by imagination. A responsible author […]

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Religion and Sexual Shame

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By James A. Haught The World Health Organization once estimated that more than 100 million couples around the globe make love during a typical day.   Sex is a powerful human force.   It’s natural, healthy, normal and wonderful. However, Western religion has spent millennia tainting it with shame, guilt and punishment. Holy men equate […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 3

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Alexis Record   “Aslan and Tash are the same thing? That makes so much sense!” “No, he’s lying.” “Really?” “Yep.” “But really? I mean, it makes sense.” “In this book it’s not Aslan doing all these things. It’s the ape and donkey pretending to be him.” “Aslan did plenty of bad things already in all […]

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On Atheism

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By Plato Mamo   Many Christians and perhaps some postmodern relativists like to accuse the atheists of being just as fanatical in their rejection of God as the Christians are in their belief. We, they say, choose to believe; you choose to deny his existence. Your obstinate refusal to accept God’s own revelation renders you […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 2

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Alexis Record “Great, the king murders people.” “He did seem to be itching to do it from the first page.” “He’s probably a bad guy that this book will say is a good guy since he loves war.” “Wars not make one great.” “What?” “Yoda.” “What?” “Tell me you know who Yoda is.” “…” “I’m […]

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Part III: The Society of Outsiders

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Karen Bridges   In parts I and II of this series, I discussed how Virginia Woolf illustrated the variety of ways religion played a role, not only in forbidding women from attaining education and employment, but insisting that it was the “natural order” of things. Religion was one of the many tools by which men […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 1

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Alexis Record   “Ugh, I want to go save Puzzle from the bad ape. It’s not right to be tricked like that.” “That’s true. You’re not morally wrong for having gaps in your information. We all have gaps, even as we work hard to fill them. But anyone who takes advantage of you is wrong. […]

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