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Martin Luther was a dick

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Martin Luther was, to put it gently, an assbutt. He hated women:
"The word and works of God is quite clear, that women were made either to be wives or prostitutes.""No gown worse becomes a woman than the desire to be wise." "Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children." And he hated Jews: "But what will happen even if we do burn down the Jews' synagogues andforbid them publicly to praise God, to pray, to teach, to utter God's name? They will still keep doing it in secret. If we know that they are doing this in secret, it is the same as if they were doing it publicly. For our knowledge of their secret doings and our toleration of them implies that they are not secret after all, and thus our conscience is encumbered withit before God. So let us beware. In…

To 2015!

I've been doing a lot of, for lack of a better term, soul-searching lately. One of those big life lessons you learn as you get older is that time is a finite resource. All you can do is shuffle it around a bit. That means that if you want to dedicate yourself more to one thing, something else has to be sacrificed.

So, I've been thinking a lot about the things that I am okay with sacrificing. The past year I've been frustrated at the lack of guitar practice I've been getting in. It's not been a lack of time, but a lack of time management. This year (yes, I'm doing resolutions) I'm shooting to make regular practice a high priority. I also haven't done nearly as much gaming as I'd like to, especially given my totally sweet gaming PC. Oh, and reading. Yes... I have many books to finish.

One of the things that's distracted me in the past, aside from mindless web-surfing (definitely a habit that has to go this year!), has been blogging. A single long-…

Can Ed Feser save Adam and Eve?

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Something that's often lost in debates with philosophically-inclined Christian apologist types is that we can grant them, for the sake of argument, all their ridiculous arguments about "necessary beings" and Cartesian dualism. Let's say they have, through philosophically sophisticated deduction, incontrovertibly proved the existence of souls and a god. It matters little, unless they're content to settle for a deistic or pantheistic deity. They're still got all their work cut for them to show that Christianity — and importantly, their particular brand of it — is the One True Faith.

I think that one of the biggest theological hurdles for Christianity — aside from the sheer absurdity of Original Sin, blood covenants, and a god who fulfills his own promise by making himself a body and killing it because only his own magic blood was powerful enough to allow us to be granted forgiveness... by him... for involuntarily inheriting a sinful nature that he cursed us wit…

Deep thoughts on Catholicism

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