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God Gets a Makeover — a short story

October 22, 2017

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I was a stranger and you did not invite me in . . . — Matthew 25:43 “Have you met Jesus?” “Beg pardon?” “Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?” “Um … it’s on my to-do list.” “I’m serious. There’s still time, you know.” “Until…?” “Until you’re judged.” “By…?” “By God. If you […]

Moral Crusade, Part 1

July 17, 2014

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In conversation, an acquaintance asserted flat out that Islam is a bad thing. The former soldier contended that Muslims yearn to conquer the world. “What they’re doing is evil. I don’t consider them human. I think they should all be eliminated.”  Well, uh… Another member of our little discussion group declared that the U.S. must […]

Science, Philosophy, and Woo-Woo — Part 2

March 13, 2014

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There’s no theology in science! There can’t be. Science is about finding the truth as it is, not as we wish it to be. Science is not about faith; it’s about facts. It’s the most powerful, objective, clear-headed means of discerning the facts that humans have yet invented.  Scientists are rightly proud of their achievements, […]

Does God Believe in Herself?

September 22, 2012

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One of my blogging colleagues here at WordPress has written extensively about her quest to understand the nature of God and whether, in fact, God exists. Her words bespeak a sincere and open-hearted mind whose doubts perhaps give her some distress. In one essay, she asked readers to describe their views of God. My reply […]

A Lonely God

June 13, 2012

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Why can’t people get along? You’d think that, with a bit of effort, everyone could be on good terms with everyone else, even people who disagree or have conflicts. You simply use your reason, avoid name-calling, be respectful, understand the other person’s wants and needs, and search for common ground on which to build. If […]