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Fallacies – Argument From Authority (Appeal to Authority or Argumentum Ad Verecundiam)

A claimed authority's support is used as evidence for an argument's conclusion.

Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 1 – Are You Religious?

First piece in the series “Why Jesus Hates Religion” from my blog, thebleedingblogger.com

The Bleeding Blogger

Are You a Religious Person?

I always cringe inside when people ask me if I’m religious.

No…I’m not.

I mean…wait…yes…in the sense that I’m a Christian, a Christ-follower. But no…”religious” really doesn’t describe it at all.

I have a dynamic, living, breathing relationship with the living God – with Jesus. I’ve been reborn – restored from the power of my sins – through the blood of Christ. Christ’s Holy Spirit – the fire of God – lives in me and equips me to love others and gradually become more like Christ.

But my walk is not (or at least shouldn’t be) about STRIVING to love or to change. It’s about SURRENDERING to the One who can and does change me over time. The Source of Love.

It’s about letting the current of the Holy Spirit chip away at the unpolished edges of the rocks, gradually making them smoother.

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A Great Mistake

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke

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Raindrops

In reverie I dance, enraptured by a world of thoughts And I wish that I could catch them all, but they fall much like raindrops. I scurry about with my bucket, hoping to all the raindrops taste. Then I realize that I'd capture more if I'd stand in just one place. I cry over the …

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Truth

Truth is Like a Sharp, Solid, Steady Rock It does not move. It is not swayed by internal impulses. It sometimes scathes and sharpens those who rub against it. It stands its ground, seemingly without concern of being an obstacle or inconveniencing others. Others' perceptions of the rock mean nothing to it. It is a …

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What Are You Most Afraid of Losing?

One of the things I would most "fear" losing is my ability to reason, learn, remember, process information, articulate my thoughts, and comprehend the world around me. Essentially, my mind and sanity. In my mind, the magnitude of this loss would far outweigh that of losing my limbs or hearing or eyesight - which is …

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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

Self-reflection: illusions

Illusions of Self

“Surrounded as we are by such people – so confused, so ignorant of what they’re saying and of whatever faults they may or may not have, where those faults came from and how to get rid of them – I think we too should make a habit of asking ourselves, ‘Could it be that I’m …

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