Fret not; there are rational atheists out there. I will be writing of my experience with one here shortly, Ebonmuse of Daylight Atheism, whose wedding I recently attended. Well…the reception, anyway.
The following drivel should not be attributed to rational atheists, or any of our skeptical friends who drive by the Areopagus from time to time. Y’all know you’re valued, so don’t take this personally. This is genuinely sophomoric thinking on display, which causes me to wonder why it’s trumpeted around the Internet so often. Believe it or not, the video claims 4 million views! I’ll provide some commentary on that as well, in good time. At any rate, here’s the supposed top ten questions that all intelligent Christians should answer. I’ve listed the questions below, along with a brief response for now. I’ll provide a post on each one in detail, though their desert is questionable… Read More
Wisdom, Prudence, Knowledge, Discretion, Righteousness, Humility, Beauty, Love…
“It isn’t my fault if he lusts because of what I’m wearing. If he knows he has a problem, then he shouldn’t look. He needs to take care of his own heart instead of worrying about what I do. I can wear whatever I want.”
“You shall not commit adultery.”
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28)
“Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;” (Proverbs 6:25)
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
‘I the LORD search the heart
and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.’” (Jeremiah 17:9-10) Read More
Hey Guys. Great news for Marcher Lord Press, and in particular, Jill Williamson. Jill’s novel By Darkness Hid has won a Christy Award. Not only nominated, but won. Astounding. What a feat. Congratulations to Jill! I’m here to brag on her a little bit.
There are good reasons for this. Jill’s created an expansive world with characters you’ll care to root for and pull against; a world that rings true from the first page to the last, including its fantasy elements.
But there’s more to it for me. Jill is able to compose complex scenes in a manner that I’ve rarely seen. I’m talking about big scenes with multiple characters engaged in intricate dialogues and intrigue, or battle scenes written so well they simply appear fully-formed in the mind’s eye of the reader. And keep and eye out for the banquet scene…it’s a work of art.
Again, congratulations, Jill. This one’s deserved.
Purchase By Darkness Hid here.
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