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Humans Need the Threat of Punishment

April 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This brilliant TED talk by Jonathan Haidt talks about five human moral foundations. Pointing out how these foundations are emphasized differently by conservatives, he invites liberals to take the blue pill, to step outside of their “moral matrix”, and learn to understand the bigger picture of human morality from an anthropological perspective. And it also […]

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An Overview of Hell — And How (Not) to Talk About It

February 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Real Live Preacher’s series of video clips on Hell, this is for Christians, who want to know/understand what the Bible teaches on Hell. The first clip is an introduction to the series, what to expect, some background on where the series came from, 6 minutes — The second is sharing “Just data, no judgement calls, […]

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More on the Afterlife Belief

February 1st, 2009 · 4 Comments

This post was promised as a follow-up to Sadducees and the Afterlife. That makes this the third post in a series of three, the first was Hope. Here’s the paragraph I pruned from the previous post in this series — you need to read that post for this to make sense: I love this piece, […]

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Casual Conversations: On Authority and Hell

June 6th, 2008 · 19 Comments

In the future, when I share stories about interesting conversations, I want to protect the anonymity of the person I was talking to. If I were to write a number of posts involving the same conversation, I may mix it up a little so that readers can’t build up too much of a profile. It […]

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On Theology, which is not Science

May 10th, 2008 · 14 Comments

UPDATE: This post was written in a rush. I’m not sure about the choice of the word “theology” here. Maybe “religion” might have been a better choice, or I could have talked about something like “mythos” or “mythology” instead. Whichever. Hopefully the thoughts I’m sharing are understood irrespective of the imperfect word choice. Words are […]

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Childhood Indoctrination

May 2nd, 2008 · 32 Comments

Oh the things we (collectively) do to our children… I remember a particular evening, sitting in the back seat of the car, in tears. I was of single digit age. I’m not sure when exactly, and I’m not sure where, but I suspect it may have been during our first year(s) in The Netherlands. I […]

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I Will Burn in Hell

December 12th, 2007 · 29 Comments

Apparently, I will suffer infinite pain for all eternity. (Never mind how time is measured outside the universe.) Maybe that is why some minor skin wounds don’t bother me any more. Why will I burn in hell for all eternity? I’m not completely sure yet, but I intend to find out. So far it seems […]

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Protected: System Reboot!

November 29th, 2007 · Enter your password to view comments.

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Protected: The Matrix Revolutions, Revisited

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God is on a Milk Carton

July 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Read it. Just read it. Or maybe, if now is not the time to have your world shaken up, read it a little later, not right now. But do read it: God is on a Milk Carton Thanks to RLP for pointing it out. If you want a little quote, see RLP’s post on it. […]

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