Monday, November 30, 2009

Personal experiences of God

Personal experiences of God

Religious people often claim they can personally experience God.

Are such claims justified?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mark and the guards at the tomb

If the first reaction of the Jewish authorities was to spread lies that the disciples stole the body, why would 'Mark' make no mention of the fact that the tomb was guarded?

Did he not realise that his Gospel left Christians wide open to claims that the disciples stole the body? Just how dumb was 'Mark' not to mention the fact which refuted the main charge that had been (allegedly) thrown at Christians for decades?

Perhaps 'Mark' was embarrassed by Christians lying about their being guards at the tomb and was compelled to tell the truth?

Or perhaps Christians only made up that lie after somebody read 'Mark' and then attacked Christians by saying that the tomb had been unguarded?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

William Lane Craig on how to create a Holocaust

What chain of circumstances led Adolf Hitler to choose not to become a painter, and instead choose to launch a genocidal campaign against Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and various groups of disabled people?

William Lane Craig explains who chose that chain of circumstances that led Hitler to making that choice.

'In virtue of His knowledge of counterfactuals of creaturely freedom and His freedom to decree that certain circumstances exist and certain free creatures be placed in those circumstances, God is able to bring about indirectly that events occur which He knew would happen as a direct result of the particular decisions which those creatures would freely make in those circumstances'

Translation. According to William Lane Craig, his alleged God knew which buttons to press to get Hitler to kill Jews, and then God pressed those buttons.