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The Claremont School of Theology is in the news for its ambitious plans to create a new interdisciplinary theology program: At a press conference this morning, we announced our agreement to co-create the first graduate consortium in the world that will provide theological education for Christians, Jews, Muslims, as well as students from other faith [...]

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For reasons I’m not quite clear on, the New York Times has dragged up the Ontological Argument, one of the stupider reasons for believing in a god. Conveniently, they’ve summed it up in drawing form, which I’ve fair-used below: Although there are various counter-arguments, like “existence is not a predicate” and “by the same logic [...]

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Tragedy is No Time for Theology

You are probably familiar with the problem of evil: Why would an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, all-sexy god allow terrible things to happen to good people? Theologians have proposed a number of unsatisfying solutions: Evil is a necessary consequence of free will, which god needed to give us so that our worship of him would successfully [...]

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Over at HuffPo, “after-hours rabbi” Alan Lurie describes four “impediments” to “experiencing god” that he wishes he’d lectured a skeptical job applicant about. 4. The worry that “spiritual experiences” are just feel-good self-indulgence. Why would someone worry that something is a “feel-good self-indulgence”? Here are some other feel-good self-indulgences: eating cookie dough straight from the [...]

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Poor Darrel Falk. Not only is he stuck being executive director of the ludicrous BioLogos project, but also his granddaughter has noticed the obvious parallels between the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jesus. This is great for us, however, as we get to read his “yes, we were lying about the tooth fairy, and [...]

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LA Times: Atheists are whiners

I don’t know if you read the LA Times. I do, mostly because I used to live in LA, and I’m always curious to keep track of where the hipsters are hanging out these days, which celebrities are selling their multi-million dollar mansions, and how voters and politicians are driving the state into bankruptcy. This [...]

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