Tag Archives: faith and reason

Biblical Authority in Mormonism? Yahoo! Groups Discussion

(Last updated on 16 June 2014) My Mormon interlocutor, Linda, was not persuaded by my remarks. See her response on the discussion group’s page. My response to her response may be found on Yahoo! Groups and, in improved form, below. … Continue reading

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Intermittent Yahoo! Groups Dialog with Mormons Continues

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) I’ve made a new post to the evangelicals-Mormons discussion group. Find the original, complete with any typos I’ve corrected below (but without added links), here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evangelicals_and_lds/message/3815. Sorry for the long delay in responding. Though … Continue reading

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Holidays and Tattoos, and The Evangelicals Who Love Them…or Not

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) I just (Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:47 pm) posted the message below to a Yahoo! discussion group hosted by apologist Rob Bowman, at this URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evangelicals_and_jws/message/40327. One thing I learned that will not be evident from the … Continue reading

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Confucius Say: “Gay Marriage” Debate Not About Rights

(Last updated on 2 July 2014) This was created as an op-ed for the U-T San Diego, my local paper, and posted here as a draft on the same day I emailed it to the U-T (that is, 08 December … Continue reading

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Evolution Important To Engineering? Nye Says Yea, Ham Nay.

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis and one of Pious Eye’s heroes, responds to Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” who claims (among other things) that teaching evolution to kids is important because we … Continue reading

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Whimpering Radishes, Leftward Routes

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To See Scripture’s Plain Meaning Requires A PIOUS Eye

(Last updated on 16 January 2013) Do Christians disagree in their interpretations of Scripture because Scripture is unclear, perhaps because spiritual truths transcend human language and so cannot be perfectly captured in words? Though many today would answer, “yes,” Samuel … Continue reading

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Does This Watch Make Me Look Old?

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) John D. Morris, Ph.D., concludes a discussion of various methods for determining the age of the earth by noting how those methods that indicate young ages seem reasonably expected to be more reliable than … Continue reading

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If It’s Nonsense, It’s (Still) Not Pious

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Ronald H. Nash emphasizes the nature of the Christian God as one who can be known and who communicates verbally with persons he has specially created with an ability to understand such communications. Rationality … Continue reading

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Pious Prior Commitment And Choosing A Fork

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Yesterday’s quote asked if Byzantine-priority or Majority Text theory is “less naturalistic and anthropocentric, and so more pious (and less impious), than the highly naturalistic and anthropocentric methodology of the eclectics.” In today’s quote, … Continue reading

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Forked Path In The Forest of New Testament Manuscripts

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Maurice Robinson contrasts the Byzantine-priority (AKA Majority Text) approach to New Testament Textual Criticism, which he favors (and which in turn favors such versions as the King James, 21st Century King James, and New … Continue reading

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Pious or Impious? “None of the Above” Is Not An Option

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Peter Kreeft, commenting on Pascal’s Wager, notes how inevitable death makes choice between Christian belief and unbelief unavoidable.We are “condemned to freedom” (to use Sartre’s formula). “There is no choice”, says Pascal; that is, … Continue reading

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Pious Ranking of Information Sources

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle explain how and why Scripture must take precedence over (theories about) nature in Christian scientific work.…since the Bible has never been wrong about anything, and since it is the … Continue reading

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