Archive for February, 2014

Degree

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist helping his atheist brother prepare for a debate Sebastian: I know you said I should be familiar with as many arguments as possible because we don’t know what he’ll bring up, but some of these are just — I hate to say insane, but […]

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Existence

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A campus preacher and a student between classes Bruce: You, with the blue shirt, have you considered your salvation? Don’t walk away! Come here and hear — hear the good news! Cal: Why should I waste my time? Have you got anything to say that I […]

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Motion

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a theist in a bookstore Abel: Look at this — it’s a big reference for different equations. Look how simple the physics equations are! Wouldn’t you think they’d be all complicated? Zoe: There can be plenty of meaning in something simple. Look — […]

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Purpose

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian in a rose garden Deanna: I’ve never seen so many different kinds of roses before. It must be a pain to maintain them all. Why do you think the natural history museum does it? Edna: I don’t know if it’s the […]

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What’s It All About?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A theist and an atheist in a library study room Irene: Are you still working on that story? Jada: I’m working on a story. It’s a different one than yesterday. What are you doing? Irene: I have to write a paper for theology. I’m writing about […]

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Proof Through Searching

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian in a science museum Leslie: It says that this guy spent his whole life trying to prove that there were patterns to prime numbers. What a nut. Mark: Did he eventually find them? Leslie: He found some patterns, but not one […]

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Proof Through Need

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian in an Amusement park Jay: I need a break from roller coasters. Let’s get one of those ice cream things. Kendall: You just had lunch an hour ago and you’re hungry already? Jay: No, but I definitely need an ice cream. […]

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Imagination II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Christian and atheist roommates in their kitchen Albert: What the heck is this? Beverly: It’s a Klein bottle. Albert: What’s a Klein bottle and why’s it on the counter? Beverly: It’s a three-dimensional projection of a four-dimensional object. Carol was bragging about her uncle’s glass blowing […]

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Proof Through Intelligence

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians in the waiting room of a university psychology research laboratory Rebekah: That was definitely weird. Scott: Definitely! I had a test with twenty questions, and the answer to every one was the same — “green.” Rebekah: The answers to all mine were “orange.” I […]

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Logic

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A theist and an atheist in a campus coffee shop Yolanda: Did you see that they’re having a prayer meeting in front of Minton Hall this evening for the people who died in the shooting? Winston: Yes. I’m sorry, but it sounds like a waste of […]

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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