I think that Loren Miller's brief comment on Pascal's wager ("How would Pascal's wager get past an omniscient deity") is an excellent refutation of the usefulness of accepting the wager. Don't Christians believe that "god" decides who will or will not be admitted to heaven,or "saved"? Anyone whose belief in "god" is based solely on a hope that such a belief will give him/her a free ticket to heaven clearly has an insincere belief in "god." Wouldn't "belief in god" mean a real belief, something deeply felt and sincere, not just a statement tossed off for the sole purpose of covering all bases. And wouldn't "god" know who is and is not sincere. And wouldn't an intelligent power favor an honest atheist over an insincere "believer." So maybe it's the atheist who goes to "heaven." (Though I really wouldn't want to anyway.)
Actually, the rednecks are here and everywhere. Let me say, I'm not a big fan of these people. That's putting it mildly. Need I describe them? You know who I mean.This seems to be the time of year when they come out of the woodwork. Here in Indiana, as the weather gets nice, the motorcyclists are out in full force. I hate the noise cycles make. Then there's the Indianapolis 500 fans, the majority of which are rednecks. Interview them or a typical Pacer fan (big news as they face the Miami…See More
"Happy Holidays is a good enough saying for anyone at Christmas time. I support the phrase "happy holidays" rather than the bullshit most Americans were taught. Let's go back in time to look at meanings here. "Holidays"…"