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We Are All Atheists

What is an atheist? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an atheist as follows. “A person who does not believe in the existence of a god or any gods.” Because this definition does not define which god one must reject to be a “true

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Letting Go

I have recently been reminded of an excellent song by the band Kansas entitled, “Dust in the Wind.”  It is a song I remember hearing and enjoying as a child, as it came out in January of 1978 when I

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Having it “Both Ways”

It has become a famous slogan from the fast-food restaurant Burger King to “have it your way.”  This is in the spirit of our self-centered mindset in which we would all prefer to have things “our way.”  Who could honestly

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I just recently heard a fascinating debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig, which addressed the questions of whether the foundations of moral values are natural or supernatural, and whether or not moral values of “right” and “wrong” actually

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The “Sacred” and the “Miraculous?”

It is an oft used phrase that “nothing is sacred” in this world.  It is a phrase often used with a sigh by those who believe “the good old days” were better than what we have today, as if something

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Our Slavery Addiction

In the United States of America especially, we continually hear about “freedom.” It is the one value we claim to cherish, perhaps above all others, especially within our secular Western culture. It is therefore quite hypocritical that in the United States

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Foreword – “Head and Heart”

Until very recently, my journey in seeking truth has essentially been a private one.  The vast majority of my friends and family are strong or moderate Christian believers, and I have often felt uncomfortable sharing my questioning journey with most of them,

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“When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner… then you will enter the Father’s domain.”  saying of Jesus, Gospel of Thomas 22:4, 7 While I was

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1. The Christian Contradiction

I.  Logical and Cosmological Problems of Christianity The Merriam-Webster dictionary partially defines the word “contradiction” as follows. “A proposition, statement, or phrase that asserts or implies both the truth and falsity of something… a logical incongruity… a situation in which inherent

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2. Contradictions and Double Standards

As I have worked through many realizations while writing on my blog, “The Mystical Voice,” there have been several personal “breakthroughs” in awareness I have made, in much the same way this happened for me back in the fall of

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