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Picking at Threads, Part 4 – The Origins of Yahwism

Our planet is about 4.5 billion years old. Our species has been here about 200,000 years. There were many religions and beliefs in the Ancient Near East, one of which became Judaism and thus, Christianity. But when, historically, did was the god Yahweh first worshiped and by whom? Is it possible to find this answer, especially when the Torah can be shown to have human origins? This article explores what evidence we do have and where it may point to the origins of the god Yahweh.

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The Problems of Divine Morality

A major point of contention between religious believers and secularists is that of morality. The subject is nearly inevitable any time there is a debate, discussion or other confrontation between the two groups and the conversation nearly always proceeds in the same manner. In this article, I intend to illustrate what I see as the most significant problems any theistic argument must overcome to legitimize the idea of divine morality. It is a difficult proposal indeed.

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Can God Prove Anything?

Could an all powerful creator of the universe prove his sovereignty? According to JW theology that is precisely what God is doing as we speak, by allowing Satan an opportunity to rule this world and prove his claim that he could do better than God. Satan will eventually fail and this will prove that we need God to rule. Sounds reasonable, right? But is it even possible? This article explores this with a little creative thinking and imagination.

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The Importance of Probabilistic Reasoning

How do you determine if something is true? It could be anything from a claim about history or why your car is making a funny noise to what is most likely to happen in the future. Every single day of our lives, whether we realize it or not, we use probabilistic reasoning. As much as we would like it, it’s usually impossible to prove anything to a point of being irrefutable. This makes some people very uncomfortable as we humans love certainty. Nonetheless, we reason this way all the time probably without realizing it.

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Picking at Threads, Part 3 – Who Wrote the Torah?

For many, the Bible is the infallible, perfect Word of God, authored by the divine Creator of the Universe, penned by the prophets and pious religious leaders whose hands were guided by the Almighty. Traditionally, the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible) are said to have been written by Moses himself. But a close look at the text shows that this simply cannot be true.

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The Two Theories of Evolution

Evolution is a significant topic in discussions of religious belief, primarily because it challenges long held traditions and beliefs based on Scriptures. However, there are currently two theories of Evolution at large in the world. They are opposed to each other, yet they aren’t competitors. In this article we are going to examine both theories, their propositions, evidence, merits and why they both exist.

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