The Southern Rationalist

Voices of Rationality and Skepticism from the Southern US

The Sabre-Tooth Cat In The Hat and Christian Literature: Part 3 of My Review of “Who Chose the Gospels”

I am a bit overdue for my ongoing review of Who Chose the Gospels.  This week, I focus my attention on a few anachronisms on the author’s part, and a … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Am Autistic, Not Diseased

I struggled with this week’s instalment of The Southern Rationalist.  I don’t like writing about something unless I can really get behind it emotionally.  I have to be passionate about … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

On Irenaeus and Biblical Tradition: Review of “Who Chose the Gospels”–Part 2

In chapters 2 and 3 of Who Chose the Gospels, Hill considers in detail the testimony of St. Irenaeus, evidently pursuing in earnest the skeptics’ claims of conspiracy.  Part of … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter To Congressional Republicans

Dear Republican Representatives and Senators: I have always associated the Republican party with luminaries such as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan.  The Republican Party of 2013 … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why the Supernatural Does Not Belong In Science

I just read an article quoting Christian sources calling into question the validity of science’s naturalistic bent.  The essential claim is not new.  In effect, science, by looking for naturalistic … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Proof Is In the Papyri? What Proof? A Review of E.C. Hill’s Book, “Who Chose the Gospels”–Part 1

A while back, I saw a blog called “Putting Paul In Context,” in which the author referred to atheist skepticism of the authorship and accuracy of the Bible as a … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

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February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

It Is Impossible To Love the Sinner And Hate the Sin

How many times have you heard this: “I love the sinner, but hate the sin?” With my upbringing as a Southern Baptist and where I live (in the armpit of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I Am Not a Christian (And Why Atheism Is

First, let me say that I am not an atheist.  Neither am I a Christian.  I want to talk a bit about what led me away from Christianity.  Gallons of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

What Evidence Actually Means

This is something that is touched on lightly on other blogs, but in a more disjoint fashion.  Here is a good introduction from one of my favorite rationality sites.  What … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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