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 […]

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 […]

Moral Relativism: Digging The Big Hole

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

ORAL RELATIVISM IS NOW the lowest form of flattery. Christian, Jewish and Muslim absolutists believe that God is the ultimate source of our common morality, and that it is, therefore, as unchanging as He is (but you wouldn’t know it by the way these religious folly wagons interpret God’s Law). [glossary slug=’moral-relativism’] asserts that morality […]