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Follow-up to Criticism of my Support of Homosexual Civil Unions

Recently I wrote a blog post entitled: Why I support Homosexual Civil Unions as a Christian (https://redeemed42antihero.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/why-i-support-homosexual-civil-unions-as-a-christian/).  I received the following comment on Facebook, and instead of writing a really long comment back, I decided to make it a follow up post to address the issues brought up

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Why I Support Homosexual Civil Unions as a Christian

One of my dear friends recently took a stand as a Christian who is in support of gay rights.  Wanting to join in on the discussion myself, I thought I might throw in my two cents, but as is usually the case with me, what started off as a simple comment ended up turning into a blog-post length essay on my thoughts on the Christian and Gay rights.

I support my friend on the idea that homosexuals should be afforded the same legal right to have a civil union (and the legal benefits afforded thereof) as heterosexuals do to the institution of marriage.  I feel that legally, homosexuals should have the same right to all of the civil (key word here being civil) benefits of a traditional marriage, such as tax cuts, estate planning benefits (such as sharing in an inheritance of your spouses estate), government benefits (such as receiving social security benefits, medicare benefits, disability benefits, etc.), employment benefits (Obtaining insurance benefits through a spouse’s employer, taking family leave to care for your spouse during an illness etc.), medical benefits, death benefits, family benefits, consumer benefits, and other legal benefits that heterosexual married couples enjoy. Read More…

Peter Kreeft on Atheists’ use of the Genetic Fallacy

In an excerpt from his book Socratic Logic, Peter Kreeft explains how people commit the Genetic Fallacy in regards to a person’s psychological reasons for believing in the existence of God, and why using a form of the Genetic Fallacy does not refute the existence of God, or any other belief for that matter. (By the way, the Genetic Fallacy is thinking you have refuted a belief or argument because you have explained the origin of that belief or argument). The excerpt (with my interjections in [ ] brackets) is as follows: Read More…

My Reply to “Defending God?”: Thoughts on Apologetics and Evangelism

I just read an article by Ryan Fouts entitled “Defending God?”   This blog post is a collection of my thoughts in reply to that article, which can be found at his blog: http://ryanfouts.com/defending-god

I think this article has some good points, namely that God doesn’t need defending, and  that you can have all the sound arguments you want and all the answers to their refutations of your arguments ready, but at the end of the day, there will always be people who remain unconvinced and refuse to “see the light” or acknowledge the truths of your point.  This I think is not a matter however, of us living in a country where Logic is not king (though I agree that our country is a unique blend of modern and post-modern thinking with a splash of Eastern thinking increasingly making its way in), but is rather a matter of the way in which we form and hold to our beliefs. Read More…

God, Suffering, and Freewill

I just wanted to put my two cents in on the question of why God allows suffering and doesn’t stop us from harming ourselves and others. Some have questioned and said that they couldn’t understand why God would allow a child to get raped, or why He would allow innocent people to suffer in various ways when He could do something to intervene. Read More…

Freedom and Choice

I find it amusing how often we ask God for the bit and bridle. We Americans pride ourselves on our freedom, and hold it in such high esteem, yet how often do we feel lost, crying out to God to just show us the way; to just tell us what to do? How often have we asked God to give us the answer, or worse yet, simply asked Him to take care of a situation/problem/sin/annoyance for us? We want God to do it for us rather than show or teach us what to do. This is what I mean when I say that we want the bit and bridle. We want God to control us and/or take over, rather than have to go through the trouble of learning our lesson and growing from it.

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Problems for Evolution with Natural Selection and Sexual Reproduction

The next issue I want to address is the problem of the evolution of Sexual Reproduction. I want to preface this post by stating that the following statements and thought grew out of a conversation I had with an Atheist I met on Twitter who goes by the Twitter name @almightygod. He also happens to be a fellow blogger here on WordPress, and you can find him and his blog at http://almightygod.wordpress.com/ Anyways, these statements and thoughts I am about to share grew out of contemplation and reflection on topics discussed during an email correspondence I had with this man, and I don’t actually know if any of these are valid objections (let alone whether they have been brought up by others), nor do I know if these objections have already been presented and refuted, or if they are original to me, and I want you to get involved and let me know in the comments what you think of my arguments, if you have heard them before, and if you know of any refutations to the following arguments (or if you have refutations yourself). I am really hoping to generate a lot of conversation on this topic, and I encourage you to post any thoughts or problems you have with any of my arguments. Anyways, lets get on to the topic at hand, the problems I see with the evolution of sexual reproduction.

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