Atheists talk and talk about how smart and reasonable they are, how they pride themselves on evidence not “faith” and then go on to exemplify none of the above. Let me explain by taking a look at two arguments Christian apologetics invest a lot of stock into.

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The Candy Shop

August 1, 2011 — Leave a comment

Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. And he is confronted with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face. Giving his family a better life, or keeping his soul.

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Is it recent enough to ask if you still remember Harold Camping? You know, that guy that was wrong about the end of the world once twice three times (with a edition premiering in October)? Yeah, that Harold Camping. Well, there’s something that we should be clear about with Harold. Despite what many have labeled the man, Harold is not a false prophet. In Christian terms (which Mr. Camping claims to be a part of), a prophet is someone that claims to speak for God. More specifically, a prophet is one that relays a message spoken to the prophet by God. Harold, to my knowledge, never claimed that God gave him any revelation about the end being nigh. He’s drawing these conclusions of his based on information found in Scripture. He is not a false prophet. He is a false teacher.

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Christianity Today interviewed Wired Magazine’s founder Kevin Kelly in what can might be compared to a baseball game where both teams lose. CT continues to show it demonstrate its irrelevance here with its inability to note, let alone address, some serious theological errors made in a fawning interview. You can (and should) read the whole interview, but on this blog there one sub-theme that Kelly gives that I want to focus on

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