The Conspiracies We Love: It’s Not Just A Right Or Left Thing
From about a year ago, CNN Poll: Percentage of Republicans who think Biden’s 2020 win was illegitimate ticks back up near 70%. Similarly, from today: 1 in 3 Democrats believe Trump faked assassination attempt The brain loves to see patterns and connections in the world, even if the brain is the one that is projecting those patterns and connections onto reality. ... Read Article
Church Closure In The United States
As a scholar, he’s charted the decline in religion. Now the church he pastors is closing its doors. See Article Here ... Read Article
Trump CLEARLY LOST the Debate: REASON #3 – Trump LOST on Inflation
WHERE WE ARE The FIRST REASON why Donald Trump LOST the debate was that he lost the debate on the single most important question of the debate: Who was the worst president in the history of our nation? Biden made a good case for his claim that Donald Trump was the worst president that our country has ever had (see my post "TRUMP’S LIES and the LYING LIARS Who Tell Them"). The SECOND REASON why Donald Trump LOST the debate was because he LOST the debate on an issue that Trump believes (or pretends to believe) is one of the most important issues that our country faces: IMMIGRATION. Trump LOST the debate on IMMIGRATION because: Nearly every comment by Trump about IMMIGRATION was either a LIE or was BULLSHIT. For details on this point, see my post "Trump CLEARLY LOST the Debate". The THIRD REASON why Donald Trump LOST the debate with Joe Biden, was that Trump LOST the debate on the issues that most Americans believe to be the most important issues that our country faces: issues about ... Read Article
Response to Mike Johnson
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Is A Vote Against Trump A Vote Against God?
"God saved President Trump from an assassins bullet so President Trump could save the country." (Nick Adams) You can see how proclaiming the narrative that God saved Trump transitions into the further narrative that God saved Trump so he could be president again. Stay critical folks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHdpMbl6Ap8 ... Read Article
Was The Trump Assassination Attempt The Most Viewed Miracle In Human History?
As I said in a previous post, no. But, logic doesn't stop the right from claiming that it was. Benny Johnson left Charlie Kirk and Alina Habba SPEECHLESS after asking them if Donald Trump dodging death was the most viewed miracle in human history: CHARLIE: “It was divine intervention. We need a revival in this country.” ALINA: “There is no way God’s hand was not on Donald Trump.” See below 1:37:45 - 1:42:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v13HDRLh7jI ... Read Article
Catfishing: Trump Selects JD Vance as VP Pick
JD Vance has a known history of rejecting Trump. He has said of Trump: I'm a never Trump guy Never liked him Terrible candidate Idiot if you voted for him Might be America's Hitler Might be a cynical Asshole Cultural Heroine Obnoxious Reprehensible The spin is obviously that if Trump can win over someone like Vance, you should vote for him too. But there is a deeper narrative. One of the peculiarities of the social media era is the rise of catfishing such as when someone overseas invents a romantic profile to get unsuspecting lonely singles to send them money. Relevant for this discussion, the catfisher will often present absurd information up front because the reasoning is that if the mark will overlook that, they will overlook anything and be easy to get the money from. Sound familiar? ... Read Article
Luke’s UNRELIABLE Passion Story: Part 2
WHERE WE ARE I am arguing that the Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke is historically unreliable. The Passion Narrative in Luke is found in Chapters 22 and 23 of the Gospel of Luke. I am beginning my careful examination with Chapter 23, which contains the following six parts: Part 1: Jesus Before Pilate (verses 1-5) Part 2: Jesus Before Herod (verses 6-12) Part 3: Jesus Sentenced to Death (verses 13-25) Part 4: Crucifixion of Jesus (verses 26-43) Part 5: Death of Jesus (verses 44-49) Part 6: Burial of Jesus (verses 50-56) In Part 1 of this series, I argued that the opening section of Chapter 23 (Jesus Before Pilate) was historically unreliable. Here is my conclusion about Luke 23 verses 1 through 5: In addition to eight general reasons for doubting the historical reliability of the Gospels, and in addition to another general reason for doubting the historical reliability of the Gospel of Luke (i.e. it begins with a FICTIONAL birth story and ends with FICTIONAL stori ... Read Article
Did God Intervene And Prevent Trump’s Assassination?
Well, Trump is claiming God did. On Truth Social Trump's reaction to the events was: Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers yesterday, as it was God alone who prevented the unthinkable from happening. We will FEAR NOT, but instead remain resilient in our Faith and Defiant in the face of Wickedness. Our love goes out to the other victims and their families. We pray for the recovery of those who were wounded, and hold in our hearts the memory of the citizen who was so horribly killed. In this moment, it is more important than ever that we stand United, and show our True Character as Americans, remaining Strong and Determined, and not allowing Evil to Win. I truly love our Country, and love you all, and look forward to speaking to our Great Nation this week from Wisconsin. DJT Meanwhile, from Lara Trump @LaraLeaTrump , RNC Co-Chairman: Failed assassinations are certainly not inherently miraculous, but let's think about this. So, since normal people deal in probabiliti ... Read Article
Trump CLEARLY LOST the Debate: REASON #3
THREE REASONS WHY TRUMP CLEARLY LOST THE DEBATE ONE REASON why Donald Trump CLEARLY LOST the debate with Joe Biden, is that Trump lost the debate on the most important issue of the debate: Who was the worst president in the history of our nation? Biden made a good case for his claim that Donald Trump was the worst president that our country has ever had. So, Trump LOST on the most important issue of the whole debate (see my post "TRUMP’S LIES and the LYING LIARS Who Tell Them"). A SECOND REASON why Donald Trump CLEARLY LOST the debate with Joe Biden, is that Trump lost the debate on an issue that Trump believes (or pretends to believe) is one of the most important issues that our country faces: IMMIGRATION. Trump LOST the debate on issues concerning IMMIGRATION for one simple reason: Nearly every comment by Trump about IMMIGRATION was either a LIE or was BULLSHIT. I have provided details about the many LIES about IMMIGRATION that Trump made during the debate (see my post "Trump CLEA ... Read Article
The Rapture: Is it Biblical?
One of the hallmarks of contemporary conservative theology is the idea that Jesus will come and rapture (take away) the church during the End Times. See for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psln9BvU8Do But is the rapture Biblical, or read into the text artificially? Dr. Bart Ehrman, a Biblical scholar and New Testament specialist teaching at an accredited secular university doesn't thinks so. Ehrman comments: At that point I had come to realize that the whole idea of a “Rapture” in which the dead would rise to meet God and then the living believers in Jesus would be taken up to meet them all in the clouds was a metaphorical description of how in the final analysis, however the end comes, God will make right all that is wrong in this world. The passage is ultimately about how God is sovereign. This world may be a cesspool of misery and suffering now, but God will overcome all that is evil and will repay all who do it, and he will reward his faithful, somehow or other. It was a ... Read Article
Luke’s UNRELIABLE Passion Story – Part 1
THE PASSION NARRATIVES AND THE CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS Was Jesus crucified in Jerusalem about 30 CE? Did Jesus die on the cross on a Friday afternoon? Was his body placed into a stone tomb on Friday evening, after his crucifixion? Was his tomb found to be empty early on Sunday morning? Did a living, walking, talking, physically embodied Jesus meet with his disciples in Jerusalem on Sunday evening, a little more than 48 hours after his crucifixion? Did Jesus rise from the dead? According to Christian apologists, and to most Evangelical Christian believers, Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem about 30 CE; he died on the cross on Friday afternoon. His body was placed into a stone tomb on Friday evening, after the crucifixion; the tomb was found to be empty early on that Sunday morning, and a living, walking, talking, physically embodied Jesus met with his disciples in Jerusalem on Sunday evening, a little more than 48 hours after his crucifixion. They conclude that Jesus did actually rise from the ... Read Article
1/4 Americans Now Have No Religious Affiliation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3Q-OMXuRs&t Christian communities face growing political divide as religious affiliation declines. More than a quarter of Americans now claim no religious affiliation, a finding from the Pew Research Center. That makes the so-called “nones” the largest bloc of Americans. For white Christians, the once-dominant group by far, there’s also been a growing political divide within communities as faith has receded. ... Read Article
Ricky Gervais and The Meaning of Life
Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrU5X5iep4Q ... Read Article
Trump CLEARLY LOST the Debate
ONE REASON why Donald Trump clearly lost the debate with Joe Biden, is that Trump lost on the single most important issue of the whole debate: WHO WAS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES? Biden claimed that Trump was the worst president that we have ever had, and Biden made a strong case for this strong claim. See my previous post "Trump's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" for the details on that issue. After watching the debate, NOBODY should vote for Trump, simply because in that debate Biden showed that Trump was the worst president that our country has ever had. This one single very important point is sufficient reason by itself to conclude that Trump LOST the debate. Today, I will give a SECOND REASON why Donald Trump CLEARLY LOST the debate with Joe Biden: ALMOST EVERYTHING DONALD TRUMP SAID ABOUT IMMIGRATION WAS EITHER A LIE OR WAS BULLSHIT. It is clear that Donald Trump believes (or pretends to believe) that one of the most important issues we face is ... Read Article
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