Lispian Random meanderings on whatever catches my fancy

Rant: Why I Love and Hate Religion At The Same Time

Those that know me well know I’m fairly religious. It tends to drive my overly atheist friends nuts, but I’m also a great foil for one atheist friend who uses me to take the opposite side from what he’s called indignant, ignorant atheists who seem more focused on simply belittling anyone who believes in God, […]

On Fallacies of Faith
On Fallacies of Faith

I’ve been reading a lot of theology lately. I go in odd spurts. For a while it was all anthropology. Then it was all about writing mystery novels. Then off to Classical history. And lately, theology. And far be it from me to claim even mild expertise, but one thing that’s struck me is that […]

Why I Have Serious Problems With Some Atheists
Why I Have Serious Problems With Some Atheists

This is not a rant against some of my atheist friends who are thoughtful and willing to think deeply beyond the limitations of science. This is directed at certain “new atheists” who, to me, espouse infantile arguments and show utter contempt and intolerance to any views but their own. I have simply grown weary of […]

Praying Instead of Doing

I’ve no problem with prayer. I have no problem with those of faith — so long as they leave those who don’t believe as they do alone. What I do have a problem with is when people fall back on prayer as the means to an end instead of getting off their sorry asses and […]

Creationists drive me nuts

As I sit here in excruciating pain courtesy of yet another kidney stone I can’t help but think how genetics and evolution provided me with this “joyful” condition. Which makes me think of idiotic creationists who think God went about the planet a few thousand years ago going “Horse. Pig. Donkey. …” Insanity. Why creationists […]

Anti-Religious Tourette’s

Probably the best description of what most irritates me about Dawkins is his constant harping on his dislike of religion. Randy Olson in his review of Dawkins’ latest endeavour points out how bad it has become, asking “But in the end, you have to wonder why Dawkins wastes so much time trying to argue with […]

God Help Us

I tire of these creationist fools, in all their guises. Without diligence they’ll shove us back thousands of years with their insane takes on science. Even after Judge Jones’ stated that those pushing creationism displays “breathtaking inanity”. That phrase can be applied to a lot of idiocy out there, today. For the curious wishing to […]

St. Augustine

One of my favourite ancient writers is St. Augustine. I’ve been slowly reading through City of God. It’s a hard read, especially as the language is not something I’m used to reading. But the man’s intellect simply shines through. And since I always wanted to finish the book I’ll push myself to finish. For those […]

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