The Course of Reason

The Value of Prayer

November 4, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

Hey all! Seth Kurtenbach here. This will be quick and painless and full of plugs (there is a sex pun somewhere in there, but I can't figure it out).

In Columbia, Missouri, there is a church with a sign out front that reads something like, "Prayer + $1 dollar = food for the needy".

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A Christian has 3 Questions for Atheists

November 3, 2011 Dave Muscato

Hello all! Dave here.

Let me start by saying the conference was AMAZING, and I will be writing more about it soon. I am waiting for some photos and video before I write up the whole thing for you guys. For now, I want to share with you 3 questions that were posed by a Christian, to atheists, on Reddit’s r/atheism page. Here they are, with my responses:

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Rant: Teaching Styles in Medical and Philosophy Classes

November 2, 2011 Ben Sima

As a student of both philosophy and medicine, I see two very different teaching strategies on a daily basis.

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Music Monday: Slayer - “Jesus Saves”

October 31, 2011 Cody Hashman

Happy Halloween everyone! Today's Music Monday is brought to you by Slayer. I'm not sure why but they are one of the bands that seems most halloweenic to me...? I'm also not sure if halloweenic is a word. 

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Adventures with Indoctrination

October 31, 2011 Damon Fowler

I stood in front of a large man in a suit; someone I’d known my whole life (as far as I could remember). With my mom standing next to me, he asked the question, “Would you like to accept Jesus as your lord and savior?” Not wanting to disappoint either, I said “yes”. I was about 4 years old. I didn’t understand what I was agreeing to and it certainly wasn’t an option to say “no”. This is one of my earliest memories as a child growing up in the small town of Bastrop, Louisiana, and the initiation of my indoctrination into the Christian faith.

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