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Four Things

Several topics floated around recently, but nothing I really wanted to write on at length — on the off-chance anyone was wondering: “Why hasn’t Wil blogged lately?”

American Christians Confused About Own Doctrines?

Apostles’ Creed (from Wikipedia) I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the[…]

Responses To Seth Andrews’ Non-Scientific Survey

One writer I follow on Facebook posted the following recently: “I’m conducting an experiment. Not scientific, of course, but more of a desire to see/hear responses. If you have a Christian friend or family member who’d be game, present them the following questions and paste their answers in the comment section. No need to mention[…]

Why I Just Read The Entire Bible Again

Various versions of the Bible (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) For what I believe to be my 18th time, I recently (in July) read the entire Bible. This time it required 15 days, which I think is a record for me. The more familiar a book is, the easier it is to read,[…]

When A Metaphor Is Really Poorly Constructed

Modern Day Jesus, by conservative logic (Copyright © 2002, 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) If Kim Davis is a “modern day Rosa Parks”, then I’m Jesus Christ.

Imaginationland Versus Real Life, Regarding Marriage Equality

Seminole County, Okla. (Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) I’m tempted to believe that “news” sites like The Blaze are written by liberal trolls trying to make conservatives look bad. People can’t actually believe this stuff, can they? An example is this piece from a few days ago: “Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No[…]

Because There’s Good Stuff In The Bible Too

Inside Canada’s Parliament building, where marriage equality passed 10 years ago without destroying any religious rights. (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry.) In my previous entry, I didn’t come right out and say I was talking about conservative Christians. Perhaps I should have. I didn’t want to come off as a hypocrite though, since[…]

‘Dying With Dignity’ Is More Moral

Medical Care has come a long way sing 1929 Photographer unknown “Dying with dignity” is the new, more palatable way to say what we meant by euthanasia in the past. But semantics haven’t fooled anyone; the concept is still hotly debated. For some people, the idea is abhorrent; others think it’s abhorrent to force dying[…]

10 ‘Reasons’ To Outlaw Gay Marriage

Will gay marriage affect you? (Copyright © 2009 by David Goehring.) Over the past couple of years, as same-sex marriage has become legal in an growing number of U.S. states, I’ve followed the news on it with curiosity — not because I’m gay (I’m not), but because I can’t see what all the fuss is[…]

The Ten Commandments

Categories: Fact Check, Religion
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Published on: 2014.12.14

On the capitol grounds, Austin, Texas (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry.) Recently reading a story about a Ten Commandments display at some state capitol building, I recalled an argument I had in the early 1990s with a fellow Bible college student. Twenty years later, I’ve forgotten which of us held to which side[…]

The Cure For AIDS, Or Unexplainable Hatred?

Rally in New York City, N.Y. (Copyright © 2006 by Marline Fry. Used with permission) About 35 million people worldwide (one in every 200 humans) are infected with AIDS, according to the United Nations. The UN has committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to end it in[…]

I Just Learned About The ‘New’ NIV Bible (UPDATED)

Categories: Religion
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Published on: 2014.12.05

Just some of the Bible translations I owned: NIV, AMP, KJVx2, NASB (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) The New International Version of the Bible (NIV) isn’t what it used to be, I learned today. On this blog, I’ve occasionally linked to Bible verses for various reasons and almost always choose the NIV, because[…]

The Number Of The Beast, Coming Soon (in 2017)

With the help of a friend — who probably doesn’t want to be cited here, for various reasons — I came across this tidbit [old link removed]: “Bible study scheduled on worldwide number system New Life Apostolic Faith Church conducts a special Bible study on Revelation 13 about how a new chip will be put[…]

The Basic Fallacy Of The Bible

Categories: Religion
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Published on: 2002.11.21

[I originally wrote this in the back cover of my copy of Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein. Nov. 21, 2002.] The basic fallacy of the Bible — in its present, English form — is that it makes God necessarily responsible for all good and — at the same time — all[…]

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