The John W. Loftus Hall of Huh?
"I Did It -- It Was Me!"
As far as my being dishonest goes, technically I was not dishonest, even if I was deceptive.
From Minister to Honest Doubter, p. 4.
I believe God is pleased with intellectual integrity even if it leads a person like myself to honest doubt.
From Minister to Honest Doubter, p. 9.
She led me to I accept Jesus into my heart when I was 18.†
June 2nd 2005, 09:34 PM
Is there such a thing as an honest doubter?
At some point in my study the cumulative case overwhelmed me to the point where I saw all of the individual specific Christian claims from a different perspective, and I still do.
July 9th 2005, 04:21 PM
Does God Answer Prayer?
Keep posting your blather girl friend.
July 3rd 2005, 03:06 PM
What the heck is "dishonest" doubt anyway?
You know, you can call my posts irrational all you want. But
you're reading them and they do have some effect on you, especially when a
crisis takes place in your life.
There is little that makes my posts irrational. I might be wrong, of course, but it's not due to the lack of reasons. It would more than likely be due to faulty presuppositions, if I am wrong. And this would be true of you, if you are wrong too.
But calling them irrational and showing me they are irrational are two different things. Better that you merely say that they are wrong, rather than irrational. The larger your claim is, then the harder it is to defend. Defend it, then.
July 8th 2005, 05:18 PM
The Universe is Religiously Ambiguous
This universe is religiously ambiguous. It is capable of being rationally interpreted from a number of different perspectives.
July 22nd 2005, 03:16 AM
Does Jesus Christ have a HUMAN body NOW?
But still the question arises, is the 2nd person of the Trinity different now with a human resurrected glorified body than he was before? He would have to, otherwise God caused a human being (Jesus' human side) to be forever lost, discarded, forgotten.
July 30th 2005, 02:08 PM
Parting Thoughts From Doubting John
I understand that there have been some people who have approached Christianity from a more or less skeptical position, and yet came to believe anyway. Here Iím thinking of the author of Ben Hur, Frank Morrison, who subsequently wrote the book, Who Moved The Stone?, which argues for the resurrection of Jesus ...
[Note: The author of Ben Hur was Lew Wallace, not Frank Morrison.]
August 3rd, 2005, 01:17 PM
Ancient People Aren't Stupid, Just Superstitious!
So far, most of the responses have
said that people living today are superstitious too, and that's all they've pretty
much said. (Except for FormerFundy who has made my point very well!)
I don't deny that they are. But to the same degree I would say they aren't modern people. Yes, they live in the modern time period. But they haven't entirely switched over from a superstitious world.
August 3rd, 2005, 07:21 PM
Submit Your Candidates for August Screwballs of the Month
I guess most of the world is just stupid, and the stupidity
of the world is growing and growing and growing, while the numbers of
Christians who have the superior knowledge of the truth is shrinking and
shrinking by every comparison.
Most of the world just cannot seem to grasp the truths that you offer, can they?
Well, I guess everyone needs a place of rest. So rest my children. But know that you are losing, and you will lose, eventually, even if there will forever be pockets of every major religion to the end human history.
August 10th 2005, 06:00 AM
Ancient People Aren't Stupid, Just Superstitious!
It's incredible to me that you tried to defend everything that you had said. Incredible. You're stupid. Very stupid. I'll try never to respond to one of your posts again. You're not worth the wasted time or effort. I'll ignore you from now on. My fault is in trying to treat you seriously. I cannot do it. You're much too stupid to even know that you're wrong, misguided, uneducated, and ignorant.
August 27th 2005, 03:31 PM
A Critique of Richard Carrier's Atheism
As an agnostic who trashes all views (even my own, but you'll never see me do this), I agree with both halves of my assessment.
December 22nd 2005, 10:50 AM
The Supernatural is inherently irrational http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showpost.php?p=1312580&postcount=62
I believe I am not dreaming now, even though I have no
empirical evidence to falsify that belief.
I believe I am typing on my keyboard now, even though a demon might exist and is fooling me into thinking that I am, even though there would be no empirical way to test this.
I also do not believe I am a brain in a future mad-scientist's vat who is prodding me to experience what my life was back for me in December of 2005, even though I can have no empirical evidence to the contrariwise.
February 23, 2006 12:32 PM
Re: The Outsider Test for your faith....
At some points in history there were wars and killings because the Holy Spirit didn't do his job properly, from my perspective.
June 2nd 2006, 11:08 AM
Doesn't your Bible say to answer a fool according to his fool?
And New Stuff Since the Above...
I am as certain that Christianity is false as Christians are that people are wasting time and money on cold fusion. [I know someone is trying to make headway in that field so don't
get me wrong]. I am as certain that Christianity is false as I am that Scientology or Mormonism is false. If I'm risking hell you would think I must be sure of it, right?
We are all justifiably certain that some ideas and theories are wrong. It's easy to do. We merely conclude the case has not been made.
But these are not beliefs of mine. I am not affirming anything. I'm denying something. I deny the cases have been made. Some cases I have never even considered before, but tell me of them and I'll deny them without further thought. We all do this. So I am not doing anything out of the ordinary when I do so.