This highly controversial page is for those with open minds and souls and those unwilling to make opinions and judge books by their covers (which I only do at bookstores). Because, you know, a book cover is like a block of moldy cheese...and I'm not sure where I'm going with that, so let's just skip the introduction and take a look at some...

Used Religion



constructed many years ago...when I first got "saved"
about what I've learned since then

scientific problems that arise from the Bible...and some solutions

addendum (March 2010): these pages are here for archival/education purposes, not argumentative (despite their tone)

"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain (Titus 3:9 King James Version)".

the "global flood"

Daily Devotionals

Daily excerpt from 'A Year with C. S. Lewis' and 'Wisdom from the Proverbs' for the 3rd of December

3 December

A Detestable Doctrine

Some will not be redeemed. There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord's own words; it has always been held by Christendom; and it has the support of reason. If a game is played, it must be possible to lose it. If the happiness of a creature lies in self-surrender, no one can make that surrender but himself (though many can help him to make it) and he may refuse. I would pay any price to be able to say truthfully 'All will be saved.' But my reason retorts 'Without their will, or with it?' If I say 'Without their will,' I at once perceive a contradiction; how can the supreme voluntary act of self-surrender be involuntary? If I say 'With their will,' my reason replies 'How if they will not give in?'
—from The Problem of Pain

1954 Lewis completes his last tutorial at Magdalen College, Oxford, after accepting a chair at Cambridge.

Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

The Problem of Pain. Copyright © 1940, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright restored © 1996 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works. Copyright © 2003 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

December 3

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse (28:27).

There was a poor family who decided it was beyond their means to celebrate Christmas. They told their children not to expect presents, they planned a simple meal for Christmas day, they decided not to decorate, and they told the children the less said about Christmas the better. Some friends heard of the situation, and they pooled resources to give the family a Christmas they would never forget. On a day when the family went out, all the neighbors pitched in and decorated the house, putting up a tree, and surrounding it with presents. The refrigerator was stocked with wonderful treats and a feast fit for royalty. No indication was left of where the things had come from. When the family returned home they understood what Christmas was all about, and they truly did have a Christmas that none of them would ever forget.

It is important that we look for ways to give to those people who are in need. When we give unselfishly and totally, we begin to understand what God wants of us. God gave us the life of His Child Jesus, and it is when we give of ourselves to others that we please God the most. We can never pay God back for His great gift, but we should try whenever possible.

prayer: Show me ways that I can do good things for other people who are in need. If nothing else, I can pray for them and give them my care and love. Help me to give what I can whenever I can. Amen.

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Greco-Roman mythology

I've always been fascinated with it...

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