Archive for July, 2013

Can God Lie?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian working tech support, in between customers. Caitlin: I’ve got one: If God is good, then why does He lie sometimes? Dakota: That’s a dumb question. God never lies. Caitlin: What about when He told Abraham to kill Isaac? God knew that […]

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Can God Reason?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians on a couch, sharing a newspaper. Sarah: Here’s another person saying that the tornado is a sign of God’s wrath. Theodore: Does someone have to do that every time there’s a disaster? It’s really annoying. What reason would God have for raining so much […]

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Does God’s Omnipotence Preclude Our Free Will?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christian college students. Wesley: They’re learning more and more about the brain every day. What if they find out our brains are just meat computers? Wouldn’t that mean that we don’t even really even have free will? Xavier: We obviously have free will. It wouldn’t […]

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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All the Same

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and a spiritual person during a break at a business conference. Samuel: Did you see the paper this morning? There was another mosque bombing. Richard: How can people keep doing this to each other? I can’t even wrap my head around why there is […]

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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The Value of Miracles

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians in a book store. Nathaniel: All of these "inspirational" books sound so weak and sappy to me that they’re completely unsatisfying. I wish that God still did miracles. Oscar: Like what? Nathaniel: I don’t know. The big, showy ones. He used to do them […]

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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