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Are Christians Arrogant for Believing They Are Right?

| February 23, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the most common accusations hurled at Christians is arrogance.  If Christians believe that only they are right about who God is, that is arrogant. Usually, but not always, I hear this accusation from atheists.  They say something like, “If you think that the Christian God is the only true […]

Avatar: An Apologetic for Pantheism

| January 25, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt About a month ago, columnist Russ Douthat wrote a brilliant column about pantheism, the religion of Hollywood.  Pantheism is the belief that the world is God and God is the world.  The pantheist God is not personal, but is Nature itself. Douthat notes that this view of God has been popular […]

What Does the "Coexist" Bumper Sticker Mean?

| December 29, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I’m sure you’ve seen these bumper stickers, the ones that say “Coexist” with the letters being formed by the symbols of various world religions.  My problem is that I don’t know what message this sticker is trying to convey.  I’ve come up with the following possibilities: All religions are equally true. […]

Can All Religions Be True?

| September 22, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt If you actually know anything substantive about major world religions, you know the answer to this question is an emphatic “no.” The only people claiming that all religions are the same or that all religions are equally true are those people who know little to nothing about world religions, or who […]

Can Science Answer the Most Important Questions of Life?

| September 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Have you ever noticed that the most important questions in life cannot be conclusively answered by the scientific method of empirical observation and experimentation? We can use science to study the weather, to create wireless communication, to study the respiratory systems of whales, to better see the stars, to learn about […]

Deism and Darwinism

| September 17, 2009

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Post Author: Bill Pratt In this 4 minute video clip, biblical scholar N. T. Wright explains how the deistic views of 19th century Europe allowed the ideas of Darwinism to flourish.  Thanks to my friend Wes for sending this along.  Take a look.

Is God a Crutch?

| August 25, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Critics of Christianity and of religion, in general, like to take a page from Sigmund Freud and accuse believers of forming their beliefs for purely psychological reasons.  Freud held that believers are projecting their need for a father figure on God.  God is merely a psychological projection of the ideal father.  […]

A Man Fell in a Hole

| August 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Check out the interesting video at Roger Morris’ Faith Interface blog.  Well worth 3 minutes of your time.

More Strange Tales from the World of Scientology

| August 4, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I remember the first time I heard of Scientology was in the early 1990′s when I was in Atlanta attending GA Tech.  They ran one of those personality assessment offices in Atlanta and I was curious about who they were. Then I started doing some reading and discovered some very disturbing […]

Should We Read the Bible Literally?

| July 28, 2009

Post Author:  Bill Pratt My seminary professor, Norm Geisler, used to say, “Everything the Bible affirms is literally true, but not true, literally.”  What he meant by this is that we cannot read the Bible in a wooden, “literal” way when it is clearly using figurative language. A good Catholic friend of mine once asked […]

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