Do the Abrahamic Religions Believe in the Same God?

Abrahamic religions

One of the common sentiments held by many today is that the Abrahamic religions acknowledge and fundamentally believe in the same God – that whatever differences there are within each of those religions can easily be syncretized. Is this popular belief reasonable? Is it true?The Law of NoncontradictionBefore we do anything else, let’s first take…

Is Religious Education a Form of Brainwashing?

Is religious education a form of brainwashing?

There exists in some circles this notion that religious education is a form of brainwashing, that what happens if you go to church and especially if you allow your kids to get religious instruction, then you’re in danger of being brainwashed. Is this true? If non-religious people can see this and repel religious thought so vehemently,…

Names of Jesus – How Many Different Names did Jesus have?

All the names of Jesus

It may surprise some to find that Jesus is actually referred to in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament of the biblical writings. What follows is as complete a list as can be formed of all the names of Jesus of Nazareth used in the Bible. Taking all the names of Jesus used in the Bible into consideration,…

Anselm’s Ontological Argument

Anselm's Ontological Argument for the existence of God

Anselmus Candiae Genavae, better known as Saint Anselm (c. AD 1033 – 1109) was a medieval Italian cleric, philosopher, and theologian who served as the archbishop of Canterbury. He contributed three major works, namely Proslogion, Monologium and Cur Deus Homo. The work he’s probably most famous for is Proslogion, the one in which he introduced one…

Precedence and the Erroneous Rejection of Miracles

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A bartender walks into the bar, late for work, and upon entering, explains why he was late. He tells his boss that he was late because he ran into a parade, that his car backfired and scared two little poodles in tutus that were dancing. After his boss briefly expresses skepticism of his story by…

Why is There So Much Sensationalism in Science Journalism?

science and sensationalism

There is no shortage of science news in mainstream media. This means that there is also no shortage of ignorance and sensationalism in mainstream media. Let me first address the initial reaction that the general population is likely to have given the caricatures of Christianity and beliefs of Christians promulgated across the internet. The objection…