Did Jesus exist?

Did Jesus exist? Or was He a myth like Santa Claus. It’s a popular comparison.

It’s a comparison Wintery Knight tackles in his post Did Jesus exist? Agnostic historian Bart Ehrman debates Infidel Guy.

In it he says:

When I look at atheists, I do see a lot of belief without evidence, and I suspect that they are just projecting their childish Santa Claus epistemology on Christians.

He also provides a great video debate between Bart Ehrman and Infidel Guy regarding serious historians and the evidence for Jesus, making the Santa Claus comparison silly.

I highly recommend it.

Did George Washington Predict America’s Fall?

Western Journalism:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,” declared Washington, “Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. … [R]eason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

Is Giving Always Good?

When I first approached this topic in Three Kinds of Poor, I knew what I wanted to say, but really didn’t know the best way to go about it. The result was an article that I thought was weak. The original intent was to provide an extended definition of who the poor were and weren’t as opposed to an argument supporting a point of view, but it didn’t work very well. I posted it anyway, which turned out to be a blessing. I had a good discussion regarding the topic, and was pointed to another article that had been posted a day later. I decided the article would have to be rewritten. This is the rewrite. Continue reading