Archive for December, 2011

Friday Fun: The Dawkins Delusion

Posted: December 30, 2011 by Amy Hall in Just for Fun

Dr. Tommyrot gives his arguments against believing in a Richard Dawkins.

Looking Ahead to the New Year

Posted: December 27, 2011 by Amy Hall in Do the Right Thing

“For the Christian, the best is always yet to come.”

Friday Fun: Vader, Did You Know?

Posted: December 23, 2011 by Amy Hall in Just for Fun

Merry Christmas, everyone! (DISCLAIMER: STR Place does not endorse Luke-worship.)

Challenge Response: Christmas is Pagan

Posted: December 22, 2011 by Brett Kunkle in Truth Matters, Weekly Challenge
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Is Christmas really a pagan holiday?  Are Christians wrong for celebrating Christmas?  Brett responds to this week’s challenge:

Is Homosexuality the Worst Sin?

Posted: December 21, 2011 by Alan Shlemon in Do the Right Thing
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I answer this question today at thinkchristianly.org.  Check out my answer here.

Challenge: Christmas Is Pagan

Posted: December 20, 2011 by Amy Hall in Do the Right Thing, Weekly Challenge

Here’s a recent comment left on the STR Blog:

Christmas is the Roman Catholic “christianization” of the pagan practices of the Feast of the Saturnalia, and has since incorporated many other pagan practices along the way. I don’t celebrate christ-mass solely because I am a Christian.

This challenge comes up every year. What do you think? Should Christians not celebrate Christmas? Tell us how you respond when this comes up, and we’ll hear Brett’s answer on Thursday.

There’s no challenge next week (we’re taking a break for Christmas…and yes, I realize the irony of writing that on this post), so this is the last challenge of the year. Great job this year! We look forward to seeing you here again in January.

After a few days of sickness & a lost voice, Brett responds to last Thursday’s challenge:

Friday Fun: Santa Explained

Posted: December 16, 2011 by Amy Hall in Just for Fun

Thinking logically about Santa Claus (HT: 22 Words):

I address this question at thinkchristianly.org on a guest blog post. Check it out here.

I’ve been hearing this objection more and more. Not just from atheists, but from Christians who think the idea that Christ paid for our sins on the cross is barbaric:

What kind of judge is God if He punishes an innocent person for someone else’s crimes? How could you possibly call that justice? We would never allow that in our justice system. The central point of your doctrine not only makes no sense, it’s also immoral.

Is the idea that Christ paid for our sins immoral? What do you think? We look forward to your ideas, and Brett will let you know how you did on Thursday.