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 ~

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Can your life have meaning without God?

The British Humanist Association have put out a great clip about how we derive meaning and purpose in our lives, once again brilliantly narrated by Stephen Fry.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Bible Unearthed - Documentary Series

"The Bible Unearthed" is an excellent 4-part documentary series on the historicity of the Old Testament. It will give you a modern perspective on what Archaeology can tell us about the Bible.

I did have links to videos on YouTube here but unfortunately the videos have been taken down.
If anyone knows where to find this series online, let me know and I'll update the info here.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Why Evolution Is True

Here is an excellent talk given by Professor Jerry Coyne, who is a professor of biology. He has also written a book by the same title and that is referred to in the video.

Jerry Coyne also compares the theory of evolution with the theory of atoms and the germ theory of disease, saying that the evidence for all of these is strong enough that they are all considered as facts within the scientific community. If you accept that diseases are caused by germs (viruses and bacteria), and if you accept that all matter consists of atoms, and yet you do not accept evolution, then your position is inconsistent and likely to be dishonest.

Please watch the video. It will teach you some things about evolution, even if you already accept evolution.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The destruction of Tyre - what Ezekiel got wrong.

NOTE: This article has been updated on 15 Jan 2015.

In Ezekiel 26:7, the prophet Ezekiel apparently predicts Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the ancient city of Tyre. Many Christadelphians point to this prophecy as evidence that the Bible must be divinely inspired.

As an aside, I never hear Christadelphians pointing to the Ezekiel 29 or 30 as examples of fulfilled prophecy. I have challenged several Christadelphians directly over that one, only 1 has attempted an answer (which I will post an article on in due course). You can read about that prophecy here.

As for the prophecy regarding Tyre, was the prophecy actually fulfilled? Let's take a closer look...