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Is God a Silly Idea: A Socratic Dialogue
In their last discussion, Sarah explained why she’s within her epistemic rights to deny the existence of a teapot orbiting the sun, because, among other reasons, the idea was silly. Read that discussion here. This discussion follows from that.
Brad: Alright, I’ll take you up on your offer. I’ll let you know why I think your God is silly.
Brad:... Read More
Is God a Body? Mormonism Vs. Aquinas
Mormonism teaches that God has a body. Christianity teaches that he does not.
This short post is meant to be a discussion generator, not a comprehensive refutation, so leave your comments below!
Let’s look first at what Mormon scriptures say about God’s corporeality and then look at three arguments put forth by Aquinas which aim to refute this idea:
God has... Read More
Does Evil Disprove God?
Last week I had the honor of being on Patrick Madrid’s Right Here Right Now show where we discussed, with the great Peter Kreeft, the problem of evil. Click the play button above to listen to our interview. (mp3 link here).
As I’m reading a lot of Thomas Aquinas right now, I thought, in addition to providing... Read More
God & Flying Teapots: A Socratic Dialogue
This is the second conversation between Sarah and Brad. Read their first one here.
Brad: Sarah. Hey. It’s Brad.
Sarah: Oh, hey Brad. It’s nice to see you in a different shirt today. Green Lantern?
Brad: Yes! DC fan?
Sarah: Yes, actually. Although the film they did with Ryan Reynolds was enough to make me throw up and convert to Marvel. Awful movie.
Brad: Agreed!... Read More
What is Atheism? A Socratic Dialogue
Sarah: “I’m an atheist, debate me”? Cute/confrontational shirt, dude.
Brad: Yeah, got it online. Glad you like it.
Sarah: I’m Sarah.
Brad: Brad . . . Aaaaannnnd now I feel awkward ’cause you’re reading the Bible.
Sarah: Haha! Yeah, I come here for a Bible study once a week. It looks like I’ve been stood up.
Brad: Do you mind... Read More
Contingency Argument for God’s Existence
Perhaps my favorite cosmological argument for the existence of God is the contingency argument. It goes like this:
Whatever exists that does not have to exist requires an explanation for its existence.
The physical universe does not have to exist.
Therefore, the universe requires an explanation in something that must exist.
God is the only being that must exist.
Therefore,... Read More
9 Things People Are Saying About “The Hardcore Truth”
A couple weeks back we launched a free ebook that exposes 10 commonly held erroneous beliefs about pornography. The book was written by myself and former Playboy producer Donny Pauling.
I mined through some of the feedback we got and chose 9 quotations. I hope they will—if you haven’t yet downloaded the book—convince you to download it. And, if you have downloaded... Read More
Google Stops Porn Ads!
In 2014, Morality in Media put Google (yep, just linked to Google . . . Wonder if that’s ever been done before) on their Dirty Dozen List. A list which names twelve leading contributors of sexual exploitation.
Why Google specifically? They write:
Google is a dominant force in technology. More than 1.1 billion people use Google search each month.
Google’s Android... Read More
My Interview with Audrey Assad on Female Porn Addiction
Audrey contributed her story to my new book, Delivered, of having once been hooked on porn as a young woman and then, later, by God’s grace, finding hope and healing.
We recently shot some emails back and forth on the topic of female porn addiction.
Oh, and for those of you who have not yet heard of Audrey Assad . . . Buckle up!
Right? Check out her site!
Here’s... Read More
What’s Adult About “Adult Entertainment”?
Pornography is, no doubt, a form of entertainment. But what are we to make of the protest of porn advocates that pornography is “adult entertainment.” What is it that they mean? I think they mean either a) pornography is not for children. or b) pornography is adult entertainment in that it is appreciated by the sophisticated—like blue cheese, good scotch, and... Read More
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