Monthly Archives: May 2009

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 2

Why God has a Human Mind  Jesus was a human, fathered by a god and born to a virgin. He died for three days and was resurrected.  His death was a sacrifice, an offering or propitiation.  It brings favor for … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 1

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Right Belief is the Heart of Christianity. My father died in a climbing accident when he was 59 and I was in my mid twenties.  In one of our last deep conversations before his 1000 meter misstep, he expressed his … Continue reading

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Be Good for Goodness Sake

For years atheists, agnostics, and other freethinkers have been saying that you don’t need a god to be good.  Recently, they even tried to say it on the side of an Indiana bus.  More and more, they are finding ways … Continue reading

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Bibles in Afghanistan: A Tribute to the Power of Belief

Evangelism in the halls of the Pentagon. Personalized Bible studies for foreign diplomats. Passion of the Christ advertisers next to plates in the Air Force Academy mess hall. Officers Christian Fellowship buses from military bases to revival meetings. A Southern … Continue reading

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Church-Going and Torture Approval – What’s the Connection?

The circles I run in include a fair number of recovering fundies—people who were raised on the notion that morality comes from Jesus. In fact, the former Calvinists among us were taught that anyone who is not "washed in the … Continue reading

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