Archive for March, 2014

The Smell of Burning Flesh

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A teenage Christian coming to her father with a question about the Bible Isabella: It says in the Bible that God liked the smell that animal sacrifices gave off when they burned.* Why would God like that? Wouldn’t a burning animal smell disgusting? Jack: Barbecue doesn’t […]

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Does God Have Emotions?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A young boy and his father after church Elijah: Reverend May said God brought that flood last week because He was mad about how Americans are voting. Why would God get mad if he already knew that was what people were going to do? Frank: What […]

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Caring for His Followers

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians on break having lunch in a food court Aaron: If the shop closes, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m barely making ends meet as it is and Kim is growing out of her clothes faster than you can believe. Bailey: I […]

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Free Will for God

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Friends sitting on a couch in their apartment Zachary: I’ll start this time. Smelly feet. Yesenia: Feet first. Zachary: First born. Yesenia: Born Free. Zachary: Free Willy. Yesenia: Hey, do you think God has free will? Zachary: Where did that come from? Yesenia: I don’t know. […]

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Proof of the Trinity

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian studying for a social studies exam Katie: Did you know that the Hindu religion has three gods — Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva? Leah: Pagans had all sorts of numbers of gods. Katie: You’d say that having one god is best though, […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Three in One

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and a Jew on a bench in the park Valerie: So, did you read that thing I gave you? Tanner: I read it. I still don’t understand why you feel like you have to try so hard to convert me. Valerie: I only want […]

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Curing Amputees

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian on a public bus Patricia: Wake up. We’re almost there. Quincy: I’m not asleep. I was praying. Patricia: Praying? Seriously? You’re praying on the bus? Quincy: There’s nothing wrong with praying on a bus. Patricia: It’s lame. You’re embarrassing me. Quincy: […]

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Just and Merciful II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A pair of Christians watching their kids play in a public park Lucas: Look at them playing together. At this age they’re just so innocent and trusting. It really brings home how much responsibility we have. Mackenzie: I guess. We all muddle through, though. Lucas: But […]

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Doing the Impossible II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two counselors at a summer camp Hector: You know what? I’ve been thinking. Isaiah: Yeah? Hector: I don’t think God’s really all powerful. Isaiah: He’s omnipotent. That’s as powerful as it gets. Hector: God’s not really omnipotent if there are things He can’t do. For example, […]

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Only One II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A theist and an atheist, a little later, still at a mutual friend’s birthday party Elric: I was thinking about what you said about there being enough room for two infinite beings, and I think you might be right this once. Dexter: I’m so glad! I […]

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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