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    Does God Exist? – Three Positions

    Position 1: Theism Theism is the belief in the existence of God or gods. Most commonly the monotheistic view of one creator God. Not just belief in an impersonal entity but a being that is present within its creation. To defend this position, theism proposes four initial arguments: 1) Ontological, 2) Cosmological, 3) Teleological, and 4) Moral. These combined arguments present a compelling case found in human reasoning and in physical evidence that there is a necessity of God’s existence and the conclusion that God does exist. 1) The Ontological Argument: Ontology is the study of being. The fact that we exist and are aware that we exist is the…

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    Christian Post: My Week in Atheism

    John Christy, a devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, and David Smalley, an atheist activist and radio host, have released a new documentary film they made together, “My Week in Atheism,” about their friendship caught between the two opposing worldviews. The film premiered over the weekend at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Calif., showing the two traveling together to secular conventions, university campuses, and a live talk show, and how they maintain a close friendship while protecting their worldviews and activism. Read more at Christian Post

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    Is Jesus Christ God?

    Hi John, My friend told me that Jesus is not God but the firstborn child of God and that he is like our older brother. He used Colossians 1:15 to explain this. Can you help clarify why Jesus is called the “firstborn” and if he is God? Ted ### Hi Ted, First let’s read the entire passage in context: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and…

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    The Decline of European Christianity

    The experiment to create a harmonious secular society where God is not necessary and peace is dependent on human nature seems to be more of an ideal than a reality. If this experiment is to be tested it must prove that, where others have failed, current and future generations will succeed.

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    Thoughts on Skepticon: Why We Need To Define Terms

    I take pride in researching all perspectives on an argument whether it is among skeptics or within Christian academics...While I admit my bias is toward Christianity this does not mean that I study with a closed mind and only consider the information which confirms my bias.