Not-So-Satanic Values

Joseph Laycock in an op-ed wonders if Satanists can affect political change in society. Things just keep getting stranger and stranger. The Temple of Satan has made its fame by taking advantage of religious freedom laws to pass out Satanist coloring books and erect a giant statue glorifying Satan along side the 10 commandments. Laycock investigated the Temple of Satan: Since its founding, TST has waged a highly active campaign to demand greater separation between … Continue reading

How Did We Get Here?

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2001 edition of the MCOI Journal) Many a driver has had the experience of driving along, listening to music, and losing oneself in thought, and then “waking up” to the realization they are on a different road than they had been on. Wait a minute! How did I get here? That’s easy to answer. You drove quite a few miles while lost in reverie, made some turns, passed some … Continue reading

Creation vs. Evolution: The War of the Worldviews

by Dave Johnson (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 6) There are those who think that the debate over origins is just so much petty bickering among academics. They could not be more wrong. The creation/ evolution controversy is, in reality, a war between two fundamentally different and opposing worldviews. The outcome of this war will determine the direction of our society in virtually every area … Continue reading

No Delicious Waffle Fries for You Johns Hopkins (Part 2)

Last blog I wrote about Johns Hopkins student government association’s resolution to bar Chick-Fil-A from ever opening on JHU campus. There were seven reasons the JHU student government cited for their resolution. A few annoyed me but two of them annoyed and frightened me. JHU’s student government association has set forth a resolution that says if Chick-Fil-A ever thought about bringing its tasty waffle fries anywhere near the baby feelings of the special snowflakes that … Continue reading

Response to an Agnostic

I never really know when I start the day what questions, comments or challenges may come up but they are often interesting. This past week was no exception. On March 13 “Gary” posted a comment to Dr. Tom Howe’s blog, “Brian McLaren, ‘Is Jesus the Only Way to What?,’ Part 1” Gary’s opening line really caught my attention: As an agnostic, humanist, and naturalist, I am sure that you view me as the enemy. … Continue reading

Atheism in Review

I have had the opportunity to get to know Dr. William Lane Craig and worked on research for one of his debates some years ago. He is a clear thinker and sound debater. The above 10 minute clip of his debate with the Christopher Hitchens is a case in point. In fact, CommonSenseAtheism.com wrote that, “Frankly, Craig spanked Hitchens like a foolish child.” Craig is correct in pointing out that atheists cannot simply deny that … Continue reading