Friday, September 16, 2016

The Marriage Plebiscite—Questioning the Question - The Gospel Coalition Australia

Good point: The Marriage Plebiscite—Questioning the Question - The Gospel Coalition Australia:

"Same-sex marriage is not like marijuana—which exists but is not legalised. For recreational marijuana use to be legalised, the government would not have to change anything about the way the law defines marijuana. Marriage is quite different. The current definition of marriage under Australian law, is “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.” In the eyes of the law, this is what marriage is. Consequently, “same sex marriage” is not illegal—it is legally non-existent. This is why when a gay couple comes to Australia with a marriage certificate from another country, they are not arrested or fined. Australia simply does not recognise their “marriage” as valid. Our Marriage Act states that marriage is between a man and a woman, and so by definition, in Australia, they aren’t actually married."

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Debunking Silly Statements About the Bible

Lots of good points in this: Debunking Silly Statements About the Bible:

"keep in mind that “400,000 variants” here doesn’t mean 400,000 unique readings. What it means is that if one manuscript says, “I am innocent of this man’s blood” and ten others say, “I am innocent of this righteous blood,” then you get to count all eleven as “variants.” Factor that in, and that scary 400,000 number becomes nearly meaningless."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Some good points in here: Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? - Stand to Reason Blog:

"First, the answer is “No!” Extraordinary claims do not require extraordinary evidence. Claims—extraordinary or otherwise—only require evidence. "

Monday, January 11, 2016

An Appearance of Atheism

Some good points in this: An Appearance of Atheism | Blog & Mablog:

"But then there is the dogmatic agnostic. “I don’t know, you don’t know, and nobody can know.” But notice that this is not really a profession of ignorance. It necessarily contains within it a dogmatic claim about the nature of God. We don’t know if He exists or not, but if He does, He is the kind of being who cannot be known by us. But how did we learn that important truth about Him? When did we learn it? What branch of theology is this? What sacred book reveals this to us? When did we find out that this was among the attributes of God?"

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Copeland: God Gave Us Jets So We Could Have Private Prayer Time

So this is a problem: Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Copeland: God Gave Us Jets So We Could Have Private Prayer Time. | Pulpit & Pen:

"Believers Voice of Victory, hosted by Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis, the two charlatans start out the show by defending their use and ownership of private jets by saying that it gives them time to pray privately with God"

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