Freethought San Marcos: Fatal Beliefs

Monday, June 11th, 2012

by LAMAR W. HANKINS mong the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Islam, and Christianity—the tiny group of Christians known as Pentecostal serpent handlers are among the most unusual of Christian sub-groups. They have focused their religious belief and practice on a few verses at the end of the book of Mark—verses that do not appear in the two […]

Christian Pacifism

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

ne who accepts the stance—that New Testament nonresistance is the claim of Christ upon his disciples as an expression of the reality of his kingdom—will also follow other evangelical premises of faithfulness to Christ. For example, can one participate in war and take the life of a person for whom Christ died when our basic […]

The Just War of Thomas Aquinas (and Pacifism Arguments)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

ome say the Bible is 100% clear. No killing. Period. There are no waivers, ifs, ands, or buts. No killing. They will tell us that Christ clearly and repeatedly told his followers to suffer the evils of others in this world, do not respond in kind, and receive glories in the next. The idea of […]