Archive for May, 2012

If marriage is really about having children, then doesn’t it follow that heterosexual couples who can’t (or don’t plan to) have children shouldn’t be allowed to marry? That’s this week’s challenge that I answered today.

For this week’s challenge, here’s an objection that comes up in discussions about same-sex marriage:

If, as you say, the purpose of marriage is to stabilize the relationships that produce children, then by your logic, heterosexuals who can’t (or don’t want to) have children should be prevented from marrying.

Does this objection prove that marriage isn’t really connected to children, or is there an answer to it? How do you respond? We’ll hear from Alan with his answer on Thursday.

Are Ideas Like Santa Just Harmless Deceptions?

Posted: May 28, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Truth Matters

Friday Fun: Christian Pick-Up Lines

Posted: May 25, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Just for Fun

Here’s my response to this week’s challenge.

 

If you want to see  my response to some of the comments, watch the following video.

Jacob’s Story

Posted: May 23, 2012 by Brett Kunkle in Do the Right Thing

This is a tragic story of the sex-trafficking of young girls, but a powerful story of the hope and redemption found in the gospel of Jesus Christ:

A few weeks ago, Alan tackled the first part of an argument given on Debate.org to persuade people that a fetus without a brain is not a person, and therefore it’s okay to abort it.

As promised, for this week’s challenge, here’s the second part of the Debate.org argument:

Second, medical death occurs when electrical activity in the brain ceases. A corollary of this would indicate that medical life occurs when electrical activity in the brain STARTS. Thus, an entity without electrical activity in the brain is not alive.

I have heard this argument made several times. What do you think? Let’s hear from you, and then Alan will be here to finish this up on Thursday.

Friday Fun: Rational Debating

Posted: May 18, 2012 by Alan Shlemon in Just for Fun
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Here’s a graphic I found that was made by an atheist explaining the rules of discussion to religious people. While I agree with the flowchart, it’s also the case that many atheists don’t play by them.

I got my good friend and cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace from Please Convince Me to help answer this week’s challenge: