Intelligence, Education, and Covid: Part 2

This is part of a series on intelligence and the decline of society. See this index. In part 1 of the series, we discovered how falling intelligence results in an education system that cannot adequately educate kids. In this part, we will now look at the loss of learning that most kids …

Intelligence, Education, and Covid: Part 1

This is part of a series on intelligence and the decline of society. See this index. One of the topics that I write most about is intelligence, but I only rarely write about it on this blog. Other than, this series, which wasn’t originally published on this blog, I have hardly ever …

Hair Is A Covering

In the fourth point of “Paul Addressed Wives“, I took issue with those who argue that “The hair is not the only covering in 1 Corinthians 11“[1]: It is impossible for the covering that Paul is speaking about in 1 Corinthians 11 to be merely the woman’s hair. Verse 6 …

Tautology Club

Q: What is the first rule of Tautology Club? A: The first rule of Tautology club.   Q: What Tautology Club’s favorite aphorism? A: It is what it is.   Q: What is Tautology Club’s core religious belief? A: The axiom of sola scriptura

Manosphere Q&A

Recently I was asked (paraphrasing): “why do you spend so much time shooting down Christian Patriarchy and defending women when you hate feminism so much?” At first glance this does seem to be a contradiction. In fact, it sure looks like “white knighting.” But it isn’t. The answer is rather …

Why Is Disproving Arguments So Hard?

On Making an Argument Almost any traditional form of Christianity (whether Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Calvinist, Mormon, or whatever) can mount a very deadly attack on… ‘the other guy’.   In other words; once you have accepted a coherent set of theological premises; you can use these as an effective basis …

Sharkly on Women, Part 3

After I wrote “Sharkly on Women“, I was most pleased to get a lengthy comment in response. Then I continued the discussion at Spawny’s Space for many days. I’ve decided to respond to the first comment and a few others entirely in one post. This is going to be a …

Paul Addressed Wives

The word for wives in Greek is the same as the word for women. It is my assertion that 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 is addressed to husbands and wives, not all men and women. So I switched “man” for “husband” and “woman” for “wife”, except for the verse where it is …

Sharkly on Women, Part 2

After I wrote “Sharkly on Women“, Sharkly and I got into a discussion at the Spawny’s Space blog. There, Sharkly mentioned that Origen believed that the Image of God was given to Adam and Eve, but was lost at the fall. It was not until Christ restored us that the …

Luke 23:43 and Sheol

The Placement of a Comma Luke 23:43b can be translated in two ways: Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise. …and… Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in paradise. The placement of the comma changes the meaning completely. This is somewhat …