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Monthly Archives: February 2015

40 Questions for Christians: Morality

I have returned to blogging!

I’ve decided to answer the questions on this hub, written by Thomas Swan.  Dr. Swan has a Ph.D in physics and a master’s degree in the cognitive science of religion.  And his questions betray a very shallow understanding of Christianity.  Let’s get to today’s batch. Read the rest of this entry

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40 Questions for Christians: Characteristics of God

For my return after a year’s absence from blogging, I have decided to answer the questions posed by this hub to Christians.  Thomas Swan has a Ph.D in cognitive science of religion as well as a masters degree in physics.  So far, this list has been nothing but the usual atheist groupthink.  This group starts off the same way — I even answer one question with biting sarcasm.  The last two questions, however, are thoughtful and will offer some insight. Read the rest of this entry

40 Questions to Ask Christians: Communication with God

After a one year absence from apologetics blogging, I have returned, inspired by this hub from Thomas Swan.  Swan has a Ph.D in physics and a master’s degree in the cognitive science of religion.  Sadly, these academic decorations do not give him the ability to generate better questions about religion than my 7 year old.

As infantile as the understanding of Why Won’t God Heal Amputees? and God is Imaginary websites’ understanding of prayer was, I think it was deeper and better-reasoned than Dr. Swan’s.  So let’s get to the questions. Read the rest of this entry

40 Questions to Ask Christians: World Religions

Has it really been a year since I’ve written anything on this blog?

Wow.  I always kept putting it on the back burner.  “I’ll get back to it.”  “Really.  Soon.  I will get back to it.”  And I never did.

For better or for worse, I decided to return with a series inspired by this hub written by atheist writer Thomas Swan.  Dr. Swan appears to have a Ph.D in physics and a master’s degree in the cognitive science of religion.  In the hub, Dr. Swan asks Christians 40 questions based on “a decade of pondering religions and their followers.”

So, he’s spent ten years on this, and he has a master’s degree in cognitive science of religion.  So the questions are good, right?

Nope.  But he hopes they’re original, so there are at least some original ones, right?  Again, no.  Nothing Christians haven’t written about before.  Therefore, I have decided to add my two cents to the mix.

I will tackle them in several separate posts, grouped the same way he did on his hub page.  So let’s begin with the broad strokes:  Christianity and world religions. Read the rest of this entry