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I Grew Up In Church Without God

My parents tell me that when I was a toddler, I used to talk to them about God.  They didn’t go to church or have much interest in spiritual things, so they were quite surprised by my interest in God and … Continue reading

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RAG — Religion, Atheism, Or God?

The idea of a Creator causes people to embrace one of three positions:  RAG.  That is, religion, atheism, or living God? Religion can be defined as acknowledging the existence of God and attempting to placate Him by formal human activity such … Continue reading

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Conversion/Salvation/Being Born Again Or Blind Belief?

In some Arab countries it is against the law for a person to convert to another religion than the religion of her/his birth and/or upbringing. However, having been raised in a particular religion is no indication of its truth or … Continue reading

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Religion Without Conversion Is Accepting Without Questioning

In some Arab countries it is against the law for a person to convert to another religion than the religion of her/his birth and upbringing.  However, having been raised in a particular religion is no indication of its truth or validity.  Religion … Continue reading

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