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8 05, 2017

An Invitation to Debate Joshua Feuerstein

By | May 8th, 2017|video|Comments Off on An Invitation to Debate Joshua Feuerstein

This is an open invitation to Josh Feuerstein. Josh, I think your complete flight from reason has sullied the name of those who identify as Christian. I think your antics are a blatant mockery of those good folks like my mother who have a kind and decent faith. Let's get together in person, via videos, or even a skype call. I'd like to debate you on the existence of a god, Christianity, and its truth claims.

2 05, 2017

No True Christian

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Often when I tell believers that I was once a minister and a devout believer who knew a great deal about the Holy Bible, Theology, and Religious Philosophy, and that I left after sincerely feeling that I was wrong, I am sometimes insulted by being told that I must have never been a "true" Christian. Some feel that a real believer would never fall away, and others are simply offended or threatened by the idea of the faith not being as certain a matter as they might like to think. These people also argue that a "true" Christian wouldn't behave this way. This simply isn't true. It happens all the time, and this is an example of the "No True Scotsman Fallacy" - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true...) I was 100% committed to the faith. I pledged my life to the church and became a minister so that I could help save souls for Christ. I tithed, I prayed, I worshiped, I evangelized, I confessed my sins, I repented, I abstained, I ministered, and so much more. For me, faith isn't a reliable way to find truth. I found that Christianity isn't what I thought it was. I've come to new conclusions. I've changed my mind. And that's okay.

8 01, 2017

Preaching Better News

By | January 8th, 2017|video|Comments Off on Preaching Better News

This was a message I shared with the Houston Oasis group on January 8th, 2017.