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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 […]