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Origins Agnosticism

Just as a follow-up to my post about crazy things mainstream religious leaders assert about Bible History, I wanted to remind folks of a fundamental philosophical issue. I take an agnostic position about questions of human origins. This business of … Continue reading

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Closer to Iran than Bellicose America

In logic, we call it a “category error” when someone tries for to force something into the wrong category of logic. It’s one thing to cling tenaciously to Aristotelian denials of other realms of existence; it’s another thing to try … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: You Are Entitled

Teaser… You are entitled to your own fantasy world. Most of our world shares a certain common core of fantasy in the first place. That fantasy presumes that there is such a thing as “objective reality.” That’s a bad lie … Continue reading

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The Sniper 07

“In your mind, imagine a person, someone we all know and encounter every day. Most people pay little attention to this person who seems to speak a foreign language and seldom intrudes, just hanging around in the background. Most of … Continue reading

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The Sniper 06

The driver of the utility truck had received his load from the larger supply truck and was making his way over the rough road back toward their camp. Franklin had time to watch for awhile to ensure the truck got … Continue reading

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We Know

Aristotle’s ideas were based on the pagan mythology of his people. For him, if there were gods, they were no morally different from people. They were immortal and had extraordinary powers, but could be just as unreasonable as mortals. Thus, … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Faith Does Not Compute

Teaser… Here we take a short tour through the history of Western Christian theology. Our attention is focused on the business of fallen nature and human reason. First, we have to understand that Hebrew Scriptures assume a wholly different anthropology … Continue reading

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