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Where was God when that happened?

This is a very good read. Cost me only £2.54 to download on as an E-book. Its less than a 100 pages so its easy to read as an E-book (I find e books hard to navigate and read..somehow).

Found a book review here on http://www.bethinking.org which is another good website.

Watch the trailer here by the author Christopher Ash.

 

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Did God command killings in the Old Testament or was that a misunderstanding?

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chariot

Arguments rage about the Bible and how we should interpret it, especially about the Old Testament. Conservative christians are often critical of those who take a “liberal” view, which conservatives see as destructive and unfaithful, while sceptics tend to see the conservatives as not following the evidence.

Is there any way to break through on this question? Are there any clues in the Bible itself?

It turns out that there is much food for thought.

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Another thought for the day…

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. 

Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil. 

Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 

God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. 


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Myths, legends, history and truth

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Chaos Monster and Sun God

In my last three posts (plus an earlier post) I have looked at ways that we may see that biological evolution points to God as the creator, perhaps in ways that many would find unexpected.

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Is free will an illusion?

sounds rational and reasonable

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We lose our ability to choose freely if our universe is only physical.

Many naturalists today will argue that we do not have minds and therefore do not have the ability to choose. Our ability to choose is lost when we are being controlled by the chemical reactions in our brains. This view is called determinism; free will does not exist and we could not have done anything different than what we did.

However, this does not seem to agree with what we understand about the universe. We live in a culture that is based in free will. People are expected to choose to follow the law and be good employees. If they don’t follow the law then we hold them responsible and hope they change in the future. But if determinism is true, we are controlled by the chemical reactions in our brains and there is no choice.

This…

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