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There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 20, 2021. 7 Replies

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?Continue

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Russell's Lighthouse

I think both theists and atheists don't realize the full ramifications of Russell's Teapot. I would expect everyone here already knows what Russell's Teapot is. If not, check out a youtube video about it or the wikipedia page on it. The thing is, Russell's Teapot doesn't work as an analogy for the kind of god religious people imagine. Russell's Teapot is an analogy for philosophical god, a theoretical god that is completely uninvolved and leaves no evidence of itself. Theists claim that their…See More
Nov 28, 2021
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Why don't we tax food?

     This blog post isn't about atheism. Once again I'm using this as the closest thing I have to a place where I can post things of a philosophical, social, or political nature. This is quite an off the cuff idea and there could be plenty of mistakes in it (in rationale and in history, in this case).     So why don't we tax food? Is taxing food likely to break you? Probably not, but if you're limited to affording the bare necessities that can make a difference. Along those lines aid for the…See More
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on dead jawa's blog post A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime
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Oct 25, 2021
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A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime

It seems like unless I pay for my own website that I don't have any good place to blog all the ideas I wish to blog. Like now, I have a thought that's not about atheism that I'd like to remember and maybe even share and neither does it fit any other site I visit. It seems like this is best place to express ideas, especially if they might be controversial, compared to any other site I can post at. Am I going to post a political thought to a video game forum? No that just doesn't make sense. Now…See More
Oct 25, 2021
Grinning Cat replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
""Hermeneutics" vaguely comes to mind, "the theory and methodology of interpretation"... Then again, quite a few religious texts, the Bible included, are self-contradictory enough that believers have no choice but to resort to…"
May 20, 2021
Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"skippin around there to redound the renown of the mythology and its histology"
May 19, 2021
Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"didactic"
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Mrs.B replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
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Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
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Mrs.B replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
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There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?See More
May 13, 2021
Paul Smith commented on dead jawa's blog post I won't defend evolution to creationists
"If the text is not understood to be literal then the text is discredited. Word of god that is metaphorical or is to be understood not as it is written? That is absurd and blasphemous from perspective of a believer.  Evolution is at odds with…"
May 2, 2021
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I won't defend evolution to creationists

     The simple reason is because it's not my fight. Acceptance of evolution is the mainstream Christian view. At least for Christianity, a literal view of Genesis is only held by some weird cults, mainly just in the USA. If a Christian wants to debate evolution they can discuss it among themselves. There are more Christians who accept evolution than there are atheists.     But more than that, the creationists have an ulterior motive trying to bait atheists into debating evolution. They don't…See More
May 1, 2021
Stephen Brodie commented on dead jawa's blog post The Bible never actually claims Jesus was resurrected
"This, as you say, is just one of the ghost stories. Even if the gospels did mention the resurrection it's all BS anyway and we Atheists shouldn't get fussed about it. John 20:24-29  Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was…"
Apr 27, 2021

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Russell's Lighthouse

Posted on November 28, 2021 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

I think both theists and atheists don't realize the full ramifications of Russell's Teapot. I would expect everyone here already knows what Russell's Teapot is. If not, check out a youtube video about it or the wikipedia page on it. The thing is, Russell's Teapot doesn't work as an analogy for the kind of god religious people imagine. Russell's Teapot is an analogy for philosophical god, a theoretical god that is completely uninvolved and leaves no evidence of itself. Theists claim that…

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Why don't we tax food?

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

     This blog post isn't about atheism. Once again I'm using this as the closest thing I have to a place where I can post things of a philosophical, social, or political nature. This is quite an off the cuff idea and there could be plenty of mistakes in it (in rationale and in history, in this case).

     So why don't we tax food? Is taxing food likely to break you? Probably not, but if you're limited to affording the bare necessities that can make a difference. Along those lines aid…

Continue

A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 4:35pm 2 Comments

It seems like unless I pay for my own website that I don't have any good place to blog all the ideas I wish to blog. Like now, I have a thought that's not about atheism that I'd like to remember and maybe even share and neither does it fit any other site I visit. It seems like this is best place to express ideas, especially if they might be controversial, compared to any other site I can post at. Am I going to post a political thought to a video game forum? No that just doesn't make sense.…

Continue

I won't defend evolution to creationists

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

     The simple reason is because it's not my fight. Acceptance of evolution is the mainstream Christian view. At least for Christianity, a literal view of Genesis is only held by some weird cults, mainly just in the USA. If a Christian wants to debate evolution they can discuss it among themselves. There are more Christians who accept evolution than there are atheists.

     But more than that, the creationists have an ulterior motive trying to bait atheists into debating evolution.…

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At 4:30am on January 11, 2021, Joan Denoo said…

Hi dead jawa, Atheist Nexus exists no more, and all our wonderful, powerful, delightful, old introductions, comments, & photos - gone with the wind. Without any notice or invitation to retrieve treasures. I, for one, decided my pieces will be composed and stored in my computer before I trust them to another group. 

The good news, most of us found our way to this site and continue our discussions as if nothing happened. 

Welcome to Atheist Universe. By the way, the book Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism by David Mills is a good read. 

The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism DAVID MILLS

At 12:19am on January 11, 2021, Grinning Cat said…

Hi from someone else who used to be on A/N!

At 4:12pm on January 10, 2021, Mrs.B said…

A/N has been belly up for months now. Many of us are here.

At 4:00pm on January 10, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

dead Jawa. I think Atheist Nexus is now defunct 

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Hello, dead Jawa. I think you'll find many old friends from AN.

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