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  • Darth Harley and Bob the Fish
  • The Sins Of The Father 2/2 (Gnostics)
    This post is the last in this miniseries looking at the problem of evil. The previous posts are linked below. This last post begins below the linked posts: This interpretation offered over the above previous posts in the miniseries regarding God as evil/stupid is related to what we find in the ancient Gnostic interpretation of […]
  • Sins of the Father
    Previous 3 Secular Web Kids posts links, new analysis following these below: In the last series of posts on “What is the problem of evil?” we raised the possibility of God’s supreme recklessness and poor judgment in allowing earthquakes, floods, famine, pestilence, Sin, etc.  God did such a poor job creating and managing that things […]
  • What is the Problem of Evil? (Appendix)
    In the Jewish tradition, the question of evil is not just about personal failings, but overcoming the temptations of Satan. This is even true for God, who said Satan “caused” him to move against Job, which He wouldn’t otherwise have done simply on His own: 3 The Lord said to Satan,“Have you considered my servant Job? There is […]
  • What is The Problem of Evil? (2/2)
    The God of the bible was certainly prone to bad judgment.  Even on a simple level, consider with the story of Noah, He had so poorly designed humans that he had to wipe them all out with a flood and start over from square one.  Along these lines we read: “God ‘regretting’ his decisions: Two […]
  • What Is The Problem Of Evil?
    The problem of evil is an old philosophy question that has been asked for centuries. In the Christian tradition, it is something like “If God is all Good and all powerful, why does He allow suffering? If He cant stop it, He isn’t all powerful, and if He doesn’t try to stop it, He isn’t […]
  • Jesus and the Story of Jonah and the Big Fish
    Scholars have long thought Jonah was a “type” of Christ, meaning Jesus’ story imitates/reverses the story of Jonah on many issues, and presents Jesus as greater than Jonah. Matthew writes: “38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, […]
  • Psychology and Religion: The Case of Conservative Islam and the Hijab
    The psychologist doesn’t only ask what people believe/think, but what these beliefs can tell you about the person. For instance, conservative Muslim men often believe women should cover themselves with the Hijab: Does the Quran say women are required to wear the hijab covering? No, what the Quran says is the wives of the prophet […]
  • The Women At The Empty Tomb (Appendix to the 2 previous posts.)
    The 2 Previous Posts were The Women At The Empty Tomb 2. The Women at the Empty Tomb 2/2 Now, Reflecting on these 2 posts: Regardless of attributing to specific authors, these below early documents reflect a certain attitude by some Christians to women: Ephesians 5:22-24 “…wives should submit to their husbands etc.“ 1 Timothy […]
  • The Women At The Empty Tomb part 2/2: Fear of God (Middle School Level)
    “He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.” – Psalm 145:19 (ESV)“ “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 ESV” Just as a lack of a healthy fear of God and his commands, […]
  • The Women At The Empty Tomb
    The Gospel of Mark, our oldest gospel, ends like this: “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see […]
  • An “Incredible Person” Study of Friedrich Nietzsche part 2/2, this time for middle school kids.
    You see the old man, but can you see the young couple kissing? Hegel said we can un-hide the “Oneness” of the sock by tearing it in half, that in the tearing the Unity appears “as a lost unity.” He called this method of un-hiding “phenomenology.” What important truths of the human condition can you […]
  • An “Incredible Person” study of Friedrich Nietzsche (1/2)
      “Like an unskilled doctor, fallen ill, you lose heart and cannot discover by which remedies to cure your own disease.” (Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound) How can you have a great life? One strategy is to study and emulate the lives of great people like Martin Luther King Junior. Every padawan benefits from having a mentor, […]
  • Religion and Government
    What we see from the current war between Russia and Ukraine, is that the closer someone gets to being a dictator, the more dangerous it becomes that he/she will use the position to lie to his/her people and increase power. But if it is obvious to us that a free democracy is the way to […]
  • Why Don’t People Hold God To The Same Legal Standards As Humans?
    Consider this. In making water as necessary for life, God could have ensured water is abundant and all clean. Did God bother to do this? No: The World Health Organization says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and […]
  • What Is A God (s)
    It can be difficult to understand what a God is, since people understand the idea differently. In general, there is a spectrum of kinds of Gods that range from being really powerful, but basically like us (eg Thor), to the God of negative theology who is so different from us that we can’t say anything […]
  • What is a Prophet?
    A prophet is someone or thing who predicts the future. For example, many think groundhogs on groundhog day can predict if we will have an early spring. Some have even decided to replace the groundhog with a prophesying lobster: Who was the most famous prophet in history? It was probably Jesus, who incorrectly predicted the […]
  • Reading Strategies: What are the Gospels, Propaganda and Counter Propaganda?
    If you are learning about Jesus, one question that comes up is what genre are the gospels that tell his story? It’s often questioned what genre the gospels are, and the answer usually falls somewhere on the spectrum between ancient biography, and historical fiction.  In fact, the sense of the gospel is actually Ancient Propaganda, […]
    1. Seeing the hidden picture. You can see the old man, but can you see the hidden picture? 2. Putting together a puzzle without knowing what the picture on the front of the box is:
  • Grade 5 Discussion Topic: Can There Be Right And Wrong Without God?
    It’s clear to every padawan that some things are wrong.  For instance, it is wrong to steal from your parent’s wallet.  Now, this seems to have nothing to do with whether there is a God or not, and yet some religious people say without God there can be no right or wrong.  Why?  They say […]
  • Poetry Study: Phantom Limbs
    How amazing my person-ality is As it becomes world Boiling with anger Frozen with fear World/Self-mirroring metaphor made possible As information translates from one sensory part of the brain to the other and back again Where does it all go in a car crash, me still vegetatively there But no longer there Or does the […]
  • Some Questions About Evolution (from a kid’s book)
  • Article Response 2: Worship in School
    The UK is the only sovereign state in the world to impose Christian worship as standard in state schools. Read this article, and explain why or why not you would sign a petition to end this:
  • Newspaper Article Reading Response
    This article, “It’s Like Saying Bald Is A Hair Color,” is from the St. Catharines Standard Newspaper. Here is the article: Read the article and answer the following questions: 1. What did you like, dislike, and find interesting 2. Can you relate something you read to your own life? 3. Is a newspaper article […]
  • Secular Web Kids Word Search
    angels belief darth debate demons doubt evidence gods harley logic reason secular skeptic supernatural superstition
  • Secular Web Kids Crossword
    Down 1 The love of wisdom 2 Searching for reasons/evidence 3 Magic and Monsters 5 Information on which to base belief 7 Believing someone/thing has successfully cast a magic spell 9 Not believing in the supernatural
  • Young Darth Harley Had Some Doubts
    (*****************sing to the tune of Old MacDonald Had A Farm) (Verse 1) Young Darth Harley had some doubts A-questioning he goes And with those doubts he questioned commercials A-questioning he goes With a “does it work?” here And a “will it make me happy?” there Here a doubt, there a doubt Everywhere an “Ad” doubt […]
  • Random Passages:
    Darth Harley was snoring loudly at the back of World Religions class while Li’l Yoda took detailed notes of the class discussion: Y: “Wake up, Harley!,” Yoda chirped, “You’re going to get in trouble!” H: “Oops, sorry, what did I miss?” Y: “Li’l Richard is arguing with the teacher again that Jesus never existed.” H: […]
  • Darth Harley Interview (5 Minutes)
  • Darth Harley Recites a “Beauty” Poem
    Harley stood nervously in front of his class and read out loud the quotation he had found: ** “In consequence, if the world is beautiful, that fact would be evidence for God’s existence.” (Swinburne, Richard, The Existence of God, OUP, 2nd Edition, 2004,) “So,” Harley said, “for my reader response to this quote I would like […]
  • (5) Darth Harley Begins To Think About Christianity
    (5) Darth Harley begins to think about Christianity: Harley sat in his bed with his mom and talked about his day at school. H: In Social Studies we started to learn about Christianity.  They think God raised Jesus from the dead and that he appeared to his followers. M:  Do you think God cast a […]
  • (4) Darth Harley and His Mom
    Harley sat with his mom one night and she read to him from one of her favorite books, “David Copperfield.”  The book was often too difficult for him, but he loved reading with his mom.  She read: “I was sensible of a mist of love and beauty about Dora, but of nothing else … it […]
  • (3) Darth Harley and Li’l Yoda
    Darth Harley and L’il Yoda Harley and Li’l Yoda talked that recess, and many others after, and became good friends.  They talked about video games, God, TV, sports, and music, to name a few.  Harley would always go home and tell his parents about his conversations with Li’l Yoda, and his parents were delighted he […]
  • (2) Darth Harley Goes To School
    (2) THE LEGEND OF DARTH HARLEY Episode 1: Young Darth Harley, Bark Lord of the Sith, and the “DOG-MATIC” Jedi Li’l Yoda  “If one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dog-matic narrow view of the Jedi.” (Darth Sidious: Star Wars Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith) *** image […]
  • In the beginning
    A long time ago, a thousand year before Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the Sith were fighting among themselves, and had become weak.  Because of this, the Jedi nearly destroyed them.  Then, the Dark Lord Darth Bane emerged with a new plan for the Sith. The Sith would combat the Jedi with intelligence, cunning, and reason, rather […]