Archive for July, 2013

Satan’s Losing Battle

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians on a hike. Whitney: Seeing all creation like this really makes me think about God and how incredible He is. It’s hard for me to imagine, sometimes, how anyone could be against God. Aaron: You mean like atheists or Satan? Whitney: I was thinking […]

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 9:07 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Glorification of God

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two young adults studying the Bible. Raven: I thought we were going to get through the whole Bible in a year. At this rate, it’s going to take until after we graduate. Samantha: It’s not my fault. It wouldn’t take a third of the time if […]

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Rescue Me From Evil

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A woman and her mother cleaning up a flooded basement. Laura: I can’t believe this mess. I’m a good Christian — why does God let evil things happen to good people? Madison: Are you even listening to yourself? Laura: What did I say? Madison: You talk […]

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Personal Tragedy

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A woman in the hospital talking to her visiting sister. Felicia: This is all just too much. Why would God let this happen to my baby? What did I do wrong? Gabrielle: You didn’t do anything wrong. All of us have trials in life. At times […]

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Natural Evils

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian working to straighten a car’s fender. Bianca: They really did a number on your car. This was from just getting backed into in the parking lot? Caleb: Yep. Bianca: Wow. Did you get their licence number, at least? Caleb: Nope. They […]

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What Atheists Won’t Question

I just started reading Illogical Atheism: A Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic by Bo Jinn. My spouse indicates that this is a sign that I am a masochist. In any case, at one point, the author states: The atheist-skeptic seems to me to be typified by an immensely powerful reluctance […]

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Evil and Free Will

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian waiting for a play to start. Tara: Crud. I can’t get cell reception in here. I wanted to show you some stuff I tagged on Facebook. Vanessa: We’re way early. It’s not going to start for more than half an hour. […]

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Could God be Evil?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist at a bar for a mutual friend’s birthday party Vincent: I notice that the birthday boy hasn’t ordered anything but Coke all night. Taylor: Sam’s so serious lately. Ever since he got religion he’s been a little holier-than-thou and acts like […]

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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God is Good

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist carpooling. Larry: Have you been thinking any more about what we talked about yesterday? Kaitlin: A bit, but I still need some clarification. I understand about God being omnipotent, but what do you mean when you say that God is good? […]

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Can God be Vengeful?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist waiting in line at a movie theater. Hailey: I hope this isn’t going to be another one of those "wronged guy out for vengeance" movies. I can’t get into those. I can’t root for a hero whose motivation is something immoral […]

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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