12. The Heart of Religion – A Reflection on Religious Dogmas

A dogma is any non-evidenced, non-verified (many times non-verifiable) idea that is believed to be truth. It’s important to talk about dogmas because it’s a large part of every religion, it’s practically what makes them religions.  So far I have talked a lot about one specific dogma: scripture (canon) inerrancy. This is one of the … Continue reading 12. The Heart of Religion – A Reflection on Religious Dogmas

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11. A Disease? Or a Cure? – A Reflection on Religion

Religions are double-edged swords. They can contribute a lot to improve men’s life, but they can also destroy it. Of all elements that can compose religious systems, I think the most dangerous is absolute faith. Even though not all religions preach it, some, including the ones of Semitic origin (Christianism, Islamism and Judaism) regard their … Continue reading 11. A Disease? Or a Cure? – A Reflection on Religion

10. Salvation – A Reflection on the Christian Concept of Salvation (Part 2)

I showed why I think the precepts of Christian salvation contradict the idea of a just God, so if God is just, salvation through Christ can't be real. But one day a thought stroke me: What if God is unjust?? After all, there is no certainty for anything. PASCAL'S LOGIC My answer to that was … Continue reading 10. Salvation – A Reflection on the Christian Concept of Salvation (Part 2)

9. Salvation – A Reflection on the Christian Concept of Salvation (Part 1)

Salvation by faith in Jesus is a core concept of Paul’s theology, but it’s not so clear across the Bible. Needless to say that there is no mention in the Old Testament, the gospels are also quite unclear. Mark and Matthew only go as far as to say that Jesus’ death is a ransom for … Continue reading 9. Salvation – A Reflection on the Christian Concept of Salvation (Part 1)

8. The Hidden Forces – A Reflection on Inner Motivations for Faith in the Bible

What motivates people to stick to the idea of biblical inerrancy? There are many people who are aware they don’t have a rational justification to believe, yet somehow they feel like they need to. There is something inside them that urges them to. I don’t know if I can say for everyone, but based on … Continue reading 8. The Hidden Forces – A Reflection on Inner Motivations for Faith in the Bible

7. Harmonization Mechanisms – A Reflection on Bible-harmonizing Techniques

It’s curious to think that despite so many contradictions and errors in the Bible, so many Christian believers, including those who join Bible studies and seminars, seldom realize such things. The truth is that all religious groups that preach biblical inerrancy use techniques to harmonize the contradictions, to make them look non-contradictory (not only contradictions … Continue reading 7. Harmonization Mechanisms – A Reflection on Bible-harmonizing Techniques

6. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 3)

6. THE BIBLE'S COHERENCE “The Bible is a collection of more than 60 books written by various people from many different places over a long period of time. And still they all teach the same message. Such a work would be impossible if it had not been guided by God!” I understand it’s easy to … Continue reading 6. Further Analysis – A Reflection on Evidences for Biblical Inerrancy (Part 3)