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 4th of July

4 July

The Tyranny of Democracy

Screwtape reveals the ultimate goal:
What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence—moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how Democracy (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient Dictatorships, and by the same methods? You remember how one of the Greek Dictators (they called them 'tyrants' then) sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of corn, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no pre-eminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser, or better, or more famous, or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level; all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus Tyrants could practise, in a sense, 'democracy'. But now 'democracy' can do the same work without any other tyranny than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite off their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks.
—from "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" (The Screwtape Letters)

Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

The World's Night. Copyright © 1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" copyright © 1959 by Helen Joy Lewis. 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.

July 4

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies (14:25).

There is a grand lady who stands in the New York harbor. Her name is Liberty. She holds aloft a torch which has been a guiding beacon to a land of freedom and democracy. Her witness is to a very special kind of truth. It is a truth that many people from many different lands never have the opportunity to know. It says that every person has the right to a full and happy life. True, it is an ideal, and there are many people in America who don't realize their rights, but it is a dream that is readily available to everyone who wants it.

God's people have ever been in search of a Promised Land. As Christians, we know that our Promised Land awaits us in heaven. It is the responsibility of every believer to bring about God's kingdom on this earth. We should walk in the truth of God. If we will devote our lives to His truth, then we can become the Christian nation that our founding fathers envisioned. The promise of truth in our land has attracted many, many people. However, when we turn from the truth, then the promise offered is just a lie. God blesses those who dwell in His truth. When we wrap ourselves in God's truth, we shine brightly, a beacon for the world to see.

prayer: Thank you for the dream of truth and righteousness. Let me be a part of that dream. Help me to shine forth the light of your truth for others to see. Establish your kingdom within our hearts that we might know your truth here and now. Amen.

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