The Pokey Finger of God

meditations on religion and culture

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Evolution and Faith

August 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Evolution and Faith · christianity, culture, media

Normally, this is a topic I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. I also don’t get into arguments with people who claim the world is flat, doomed to end, or cursed by demons. It’s simply not worth the bother: folks don’t come to these conclusions through logic, so logic isn’t going to dislodge them. Evolution, […]

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Intelligent Response

November 11th, 2005 · Comments Off on Intelligent Response · media

Joshua Holland raises an interesting point in the ID vs. science debate that seems to be such a fuss these days. What about Vishnu? His point is to take the crucial and unverifiable element of the ID argument — God — and take these creationist hacks at their word that they’re trying to show “competing […]

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Questions from a seeker 1

September 8th, 2003 · Comments Off on Questions from a seeker 1 · metaphysics, ritual

Dear Seeker — You ask: First of all, why is “god” called various names — I’ve seen “El Shaddai”, “Yaweh”, and “God” multiple times. Are they all referring to the same god, or is there an implication of other gods or parts of God? First of all, the term “god” is an ancient gothic construct […]

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