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The Skeptical Review 1993 (Volume Four, Number One) http://freethought.tamu.edu/mag/sr/1993/1/ Living on Borrowed Time The writing is on the wall, and the days of Christian fundamentalism are numbered. A Perfect Work of Harmony? Inerrantists claim that the Bible "is characterized by such an amazing unity and beautiful continuity as to be inexplicable on the basis of human origin", but it just ain't so.. Was It Morally Right for God to Order the Killing of the Canaanites? Yes, says Clarence Lavender. In a chilling article that has Lavender comparing innocent children with cancerous tumors, Lavender calls the massacre "the highest manifestation of the goodness of God." If that's the highest, I'd hate to see the lowest. Suffer, Little Children Till takes Lavender to task for his moral insensibility. Does the Bible Speak of the Brain? If the authors of the Bible were inspired by an all-knowing God, how come they believed that the mind was centered in our intestines? Page maintained by the Internet Infidels. mailto:infidel@freethought.tamu.edu Copyright #169 1995 Internet Infidels. HTML Reproduction Rights Reserved. -=- The Skeptical Review 1993 (Volume Four, Number Two) http://freethought.tamu.edu/mag/sr/1993/2/ God Was With Him When people escape disaster, believers often claim, "God was with him." What, then, are we to think of those who don't escape disaster? If God gets the credit, shouldn't he also get the blame? An Example of "Prophecy Fulfillment" An example of the extremes that fundamentalists will go to in their search for fulfilled prophecy in the Bible. Silence in Fantasyland The Skeptical Review has a policy of giving free space to inerrantists in which they can respond to rebuttals-- so why aren't there any takers? Any Loophole Will Do The how-it-could-have-been scenario is a common tactic that fundamentalists use to "explain" passages in the Bible that pose serious problems for the inerrancy doctrine. But it is an invalid tactic, as this article shows. Common Sense and Noah's Flood Some absurdities in the tale of Noah's Ark. What is Wrong With Any-Loophole-Will-Do Hermenuetics More problems with the implausible how-it-could-have-been scenarios offered by inerrantists. Reader Reaction A Virgin-Birth Prophecy Prophecy is a muddy science, and Bible prophecy more muddy than most. One example of this is the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14, which inerrantists claim is a prediction of the virgin birth. As it turns out, it is no such thing. A Challenge to Josh McDowell Page maintained by the Internet Infidels. mailto:infidel@freethought.tamu.edu Copyright #169 1995 Internet Infidels. HTML Reproduction Rights Reserved. -=- The Skeptical Review 1993 (Volume Four, Number Three) http://freethought.tamu.edu/mag/sr/1993/3/ Poisoning the Well How inerrantists avoid confronting rational arguments, and why. Will There Be Spiders in Heaven? A look at biblical errors in reasoning. Sexual Conduct Pentateuchal Style A look at sexual rules of conduct in the Pentateuch. Once Upon a Time Christian fundamentalists dismiss as liberal nonsense any interpretation of scriptures that is based on the existence of myths and legends in the biblical text, yet they themselves often take doctrinal positions that reflect a fairy-tale view of the Bible. The Essence of Prophecy Bobby Liddell defends biblical prophecy in this article. The Myth of Prophecy Fulfillment Farrell Till rebuts Liddell's "The Essence Of Prophecy". Correspondence with Gleason Archer Et Tu, McDowell? Dobbs-Till Debate Page maintained by the Internet Infidels. mailto:infidel@freethought.tamu.edu Copyright #169 1995 Internet Infidels. HTML Reproduction Rights Reserved. -=- The Skeptical Review 1993 (Volume Four, Number Four) http://freethought.tamu.edu/mag/sr/1993/4/ The Truth Will Make You Free This article answers the question, "Why are you evangelical about skepticism?" Letter from a Dead Man Dead men tell no tales-- but they do write letters, according to the Bible. This article details a contradiction between 2 Chronicles and 2 Kings, in which Elijah writes a letter to King Jehoram, despite the fact that he wasn't alive (on Earth, anyway) during Jehoram's reign. Letter from a Dead Man: A Response Jerry Moffitt responds to "Letter From A Dead Man". Because the Bible Tells Them So Till gives his report of the Gulf Coast Lectures, which centered about the theme, "The scripture cannot be broken". (At least, not if you're willing to bend, twist and mutilate it.) Why Did Matthew Need Dead Babies? What was Matthew's purpose in telling the tale of the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem? Prophecy Fulfillment and Probability What are the odds that statistical arguments concerning biblical prophecy are valid? Pretty low, as Farrell Till shows. How Likely Is It? Speaking of odds, what are the odds that the Israelites in Exodus could have witnessed so many of God's miracles, and still have doubted God's power so many times? From the Mailbag Debate on Bible Morality Study Aids Saul & the Witch of Endor Page maintained by the Internet Infidels. mailto:infidel@freethought.tamu.edu Copyright #169 1995 Internet Infidels. HTML Reproduction Rights Reserved.

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