Month: May 2011

Q&A: On faith-healing schools

Anonymous asks: Thoughts on this? http://bit.ly/lScR5M The link goes to a news.com.au article about courses run by Bethel Church in California that “claim to teach people how to heal the sick and even raise the dead.”  Apparently these courses are

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Follow Friday

My friend Sally Oakley has started a blog at http://oakleythoughtso.blogspot.com/ She writes A bit of a working title. It’s an idea James and I have had, to write (perhaps together?) about our experiences of depression. It sounds depressing, I know,

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Q&A: How should we speak when confronted about Harold Camping?

Anonymous asks: How do you think we should respond, when confronted about him [Harold Camping] and others? One ‘whacky’ minister, gets more media attention than a million faithful followers or a thousand faithful preachers(from my experience) and the faithful witness of

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Q&A: What do you think of Everyone draw Muhammad day?

Anonymous asks: What do you think of Everyone draw Muhammad day? I hadn’t heard of it, and you made me go look it up.  I suspect my thoughts are not particularly novel and are necessarily initial. Mixed feelings. I sympathise

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Q&A: Should we stone Harold Camping as a false prophet on the 22nd?

Anonymous asks: So, shall we all do the Deuteronomical thing and stone Harold as a false prophet on the 22nd? Nope. Two reasons: 1) Assuming a strict application of the “deuteronomical thing” the stoning of a false prophet is found

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Q&A: Can you give us your thoughts on Harold Camping’s prophecies concerning May 21?

Anonymous asks: Can you give us your thoughts and reflection upon Harold Camping’s prophecies regarding the nearing rapture on May 21? Is there anything I need to do in preparation? Do we assume that anyone who is still around after

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Q&A: A good reason for OBL catharsis?

A follow-up from a previous Q&A post. Casper comments: So those celebrating at Nuremburg when a guilty verdict was passed with the knowledge that the convicted was to be hanged were wrong? And since we have the example of a separate

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Q&A: Might OBL end up in heaven?

A follow-up from a previous Q&A post. Anonymous asks: I wanted to comment – of all the twitter nonense and rhetoric about the killing of Osama Bin Laden I have read, two things have stood out:  “So far noone has explained

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Q&A: Osama, a “biblical understanding”

DaveO asks: Osama gets Obama – idiots dancing in the streets, singing, chanting and waving flags, celebrating their victory. Obama gets Osama – idiots dancing in the streets, singing, chanting and waving flags, celebrating their victory. There is a very

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Q&A: Can an atheist give a testimony?

Anonymous asks: Can an atheist give a testimony? The short answer is: yes. The long answer is: “Testimony” has a wide semantic range.  For instance, you could be asking, “Can an atheist give a true account of something, such as

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