Donald R Barbera's Blog – August 2017 Archive (7)

Intelligent Design?

I did something I rarely do at a debate—I lost my temper. Normally, I can let ignorance roll like water off a duck’s back, but sometimes there are such stunning and dazzling displays of dunce-hood that make it hard to catch your breath or focus clearly.

I debate regularly at a local “higher education” institution for theology. Like in the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 29, 2017 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Religious Sleight of Hand

“Many people who seriously practice a traditional religious faith—be it Christian or other—have a divorce rate marked lower than the general population.”—The Christian Divorce Rate Myth, Glenn T. Stanton, Baptist Press

The above quote, taken from the website crosswalk.com, is what is known as a qualifier which tries to shift focus…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 19, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

OH HOW I WISH

Asides from the promotion of ignorance, the embrace of intolerance, the perpetuation of fantasy, the encouragement of external reliance, the insistence of basing thought on dogma rather than fact, abetting belief in ghosts, gremlins and ghouls, the blatant demotion of women and its continued history of anti-progressive thinking are just a few things I have against…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 15, 2017 at 9:42am — 7 Comments

Girls Trip/Dunkirk Movie Reviews

Girls Trip: Movie Review:

Where to start with this one is difficult. I was dragged to see it by my wife. Well, I’m glad she did. “Girls Trip” is an uproarious film filled with ridiculosity, nasty comedy and excellent performances by Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish. However, Tiffany Haddish steals most of the movie's most…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 12, 2017 at 11:17pm — 7 Comments

THE DARK TOWER: MOVIE REVIEW

Occasionally I write movie reviews when I see one that is hyped or recommended. This one that I saw the hype and made up my mind to see it and I wasn't sorry.

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey) to prevent O'Dim from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stak…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 11, 2017 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Adultery is a Sin?

“The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorces, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.”—Anthony Burgess

That adultery is a sin often comes as a surprise to many Christians who although…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 8, 2017 at 10:00pm — 43 Comments

Silk Purses and Sow Ears

 

When explaining Biblical contradiction Christian apologists and their explanations range from the sublime to the ridiculous. An apologist is a defender of the faith, the person that explains the unexplainable, that makes sense out of nonsense and…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 1, 2017 at 8:10am — 3 Comments

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