Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How do you know you're right?

Christadelphians believe they have THE TRUTH. For a minority religion that very few people in the world have even heard of, that's a very bold claim. Not only do they claim to have the truth, they claim that compared to all of the world's more popular religions (and also compared to the many people who are not religious) they are the ONLY ones who have the truth. Their small numbers do not bother them, for they will happily point to quotations such as Matthew 22:14 "many are called, but few are chosen". Ironically, pretty much every other Christian denomination also points to these same quotations as evidence that they are the chosen ones.

So with much intrigue, and a quite puzzled expression on my face, I want to know how this works.

I'm putting the call out to any Christadelphians who may be reading this, to please explain to me how you know you're right.

To make things easier, for the purposes of this post, let's assume that the Bible really is the word of God. All Christian denominations have differing and often contradictory beliefs. They cannot all be right. Either all but one are wrong, or they are all wrong.

Christadelphians, how do you know that you have the truth?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A universe not made for us

Carl Sagan explains religion.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Do you ACTUALLY believe in God?

This short video will challenge whether you actually believe in God, rather than just claim you do.

If you are sincere and honest about your faith, I urge you to try this test. You do not need to tell anyone the results. It will tell you something important about your belief in God. The test is in the form of a thought experiment. You do not need to do anything. You only need to spend some time thinking about it.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Evolution: The fossil record

Here is a must-see video if you want some good background on what the fossil record really says in relation to evolution.

From the video description:
"The crux of the argument made by proponents of Intelligent Design is that the theory of evolution is in serious trouble. They claim that the evidence for evolution is weak, the gaps in the theory are huge, and that these flaws should be taught to students. In this brilliant synthesis of scientific data and theory, Occidental College geologist, paleontologist, and evolutionary theorist Dr. Donald Prothero will present the best evidence we have that evolution happened, why Darwins theory still matters, and what the real controversies are in evolutionary biology."