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 April

3 April

The Gentle Slope to Nothing

Screwtape reveals Nothing:
The Christians describe the Enemy as one 'without whom Nothing is strong'. And Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man's best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and knows not why, in the gratification of curiosities so feeble that the man is only half aware of them, in drumming of fingers and kicking of heels, in whistling tunes that he does not like, or in the long, dim labyrinth of reveries that have not even lust or ambition to give them a relish, but which, once chance association has started them, the creature is too weak and fuddled to shake off.
You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
—from The Screwtape Letters

1960 After learning of the return of Joy's cancer, Jack and Joy vacation in Greece with Roger Lancelyn and his wife, Joy.

Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters. Copyright © 1942, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright restored © 1996 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.

April 3

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman (7:4).

There were two sisters, as opposite as night and day. The older sister was quiet and obedient, never causing trouble and helping others whenever possible. The young sister was a bit more wild, attending loud parties and staying out late. She rarely lifted a finger to help out. Though the two girls had little in common, the younger sister always looked to her sibling for acceptance and advice. The younger girl knew that her sister loved her and would always do what she thought was in her best interest.

Wisdom, true wisdom which comes to us directly from God, is as trustworthy as the older sister. The truth of God is constant; never changing. When we learn to trust completely in God's promises to us, we grasp hold of Him in all His glory, and we find new meaning in the word wisdom.

Family ties are some of the strongest we will ever experience. Blood ties cannot be broken, and we have been tied to God once and for all by the blood of Christ; blood freely given to make us one with the Lord for all time.

prayer: I feel the warm acceptance of God, just as I am. I can be myself with God, just as I can be myself at home, with my family. Thank you, Father, that you have made this so. Amen.

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