Global Overpopulation

Is there is a global overpopulation threat? How serious and urgent is it? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent it? This article tries to answer these questions. Global Overpopulation According to Wikipedia, “the world population … was estimated by the United Nations to have exceeded 8 billion in November 2022”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population.Continue reading “Global Overpopulation”

666—The Devil’s Number

The number 666 supposedly refers to the “Antichrist.” Who is this Antichrist? Is it the incarnate son of the devil to come at the ‘end of the world? Church Father Origen of Alexandria (185–254 CE) thought he is “the son of the wicked demon, and of Satan, and of the devil”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist. Indeed, most ChristiansContinue reading “666—The Devil’s Number”

Bible Prophecies (Claimed)

Christianity believes the Bible is packed with prophecies because it is God’s Word, and he knows the future. I this article, I shall address supposed biblical prophecies claimed by Christian denominations and determine whether they are genuine. I think the examples of biblical prophecies Jehovah’s Witnesses give in their book The Bible: God’s Word orContinue reading “Bible Prophecies (Claimed)”

Bible Prophecies (Textual)

Bible Prophecies (Textual) Whenever I ask Bible inerrancy believers why they think the Bible is God’s Word, their answer is invariably because of the prophecies contained in it: of course, they mean prophecies that have supposedly transpired. This article is intended to validate, or reject, this claim from the evidence concerning these so-called ‘prophecies.’ MostContinue reading “Bible Prophecies (Textual)”

Bible Contradictions (Old Testament)

As I argued in the previous article, one can safely conclude that the Bible is fallible if one can find irreconcilable contradictions in its own text. One cannot have it both ways: textual contradictions imply that at least one of the versions is false—if not both. Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate litmus test for theContinue reading “Bible Contradictions (Old Testament)”

Bible Contradictions (New Testament)

One can safely conclude that the Bible is fallible if one can find irreconcilable contradictions in its own text. One cannot have it both ways: textual contradictions imply that at least one of the versions is false—if not both. Undoubtedly, this is the ultimate ‘litmus test’ for the Bible’s infallibility (or otherwise) since the BibleContinue reading “Bible Contradictions (New Testament)”

Consciousness (Self-Awareness)

So far, scientists have no clue what causes consciousness: that ‘little person’ inside your brain ‘telling’ you who you are, what you’re doing, and where everything else is. Mainstream science claims it’s the unavoidable consequence of the complexity of the brain. But is it? From our experience, do complex computers or robots become conscious? AbsolutelyContinue reading “Consciousness (Self-Awareness)”

Kingdom of God/Heaven

In his book Did Jesus Exist? New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman explains how the phrase kingdom of God is used in the New Testament: it might be a little surprising to some readers; he writes, “When people today hear the term kingdom of God, they typically think of heaven, as the place where souls goContinue reading “Kingdom of God/Heaven”