Tom Pittman's WebLog Selections

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2016 June 27 -- The Bible and Religious Violence  Professor Hendel is unqualified to condemn cherem

2016 June 21 -- The Elephant in the Room  A robot can't think for itself until it has a "self" to think for

2016 February 13 -- Robot Cars & Law  No "Get out of jail free" card

2016 February 5 -- Which Day Is "That" Day?  I'm a pan-millennialist

2015 December 16 -- How to Win  Don't fight a "TP" on the facts, You. Will. Lose.

2015 October 12 -- Personality & Biblical Values  Thinkers and Perceivers are more "equal" than Feelers and Judgers

2015 September 9 -- The Atheist Does Not Exist  Or else he's a hypocrite, either way, insignificant

2015 August 24 -- Only a Lawyer  Texas speed law is more restrictive than other states, not less (but unenforced)

2015 June 8 -- KJV vs Greek  You can tell from the sermon what the preacher studied

2014 August 25 -- Atheist Folly  Atheists are not the brightest birds on the planet

2014 May 29 -- "Secure" Websites  There ain't no such thing

2014 April 16 -- The Unforgivable Sin, and Other Fictions  It's not dying in unbelief

2014 April 7 -- Faith Is Doing (Religion), Not Relationship  The Relationshipists can't preach "the Faith chapter"

2013 September 11 -- His "Law" Is Too Small  The preacher cannot live his sermon

2013 August 6 -- Telling Your Story  It's not what Jesus taught his disciples to say

2013 July 15 -- "America's Change of Mind on ... Rights"  Barna is asking the wrong question

2013 July 12 -- Praying in Faith  Faith aligns our agenda with God's, not with our selfish ambitions

2013 May 31 -- unBiblical Faith  The future is perfect. Make it so

2013 May 7 -- Post-Modernism, the New Dark Ages  Nobody knows nor cares about science any more

2012 November 27 -- True Obamanomics  Smart rich guys benefit from Obama's ignorance

2012 October 22 -- Atheism Poisons Everything The movie producer was afraid to credit a hymn

2012 October 6 -- The Harbinger  A "novel" based on a sermon based on Isaiah 9:10

2012 October 3 -- Getting Men into the Church through Apologetics  What one church is doing

2012 September 24 -- The Atheist Is a Liar  There is no honest way to defend atheism

2012 September 8 -- SuperPAC TIME, Part 2  Not taxing what is not income does not make it a government subsidy

2012 August 11 -- Finding the Archer  It may be rare, it may be obscure, but the KJV appears more accurate

2012 August 2 -- Balancing Darwin vs Creation  It's hard to "balance" truth vs error; whichever is true must win

2012 July 9 -- Judas Obaminus Why would any thinking American want a betrayer for President?

2012 June 26 -- Biblical Criticism  The critics do not follow their own stated method

2012 June 7 -- Getting with the Program  If obeying the law is intolerable here, you probably won't like it in Heaven

2012 May 9 -- Politics as Usual  Obama is too inexperienced to do anything but pander to the left-win bigots

2012 March 30 -- King SCOTUS Hears ObamaCare  It's a tough call, probably on politics not facts

2012 March 6 -- Guliuzza's Scared Poster  He should stick to what he knows

2012 January 20 -- Godly Joking  Good jokes are funny, but somebody has to take the fall

2011 December 22 -- ... But Liars Figure  Marketing lies published as news

2011 December 19 -- What Christians Believe  Sometimes the lay people are more Biblical than the theologians

2011 November 3 -- Translating Gender  There is no "gender-accurate" English Bible today

2011 October 10 -- I Believe In God  God can do any miracles He wants, at any time or place He chooses

2011 August 22 -- Muslim Extremists Blaspheme Their Own Prophet  They do not believe their god is great

2011 June 14 -- Adam & Genetics  Science has not yet disproved the Bible

2010 December 7 -- EMP Risk Assessment  Most of us are more likely to die in a car accident

2010 October 30 -- Truth in Labeling  I refuse to support deception by using ambiguous terms

2010 May 6 -- Debating ObamaCare  Nobody is willing or able to defend an evil law in fair debate

2010 March 23 -- Peering through the Gloom  Either Obama and his cronies are lying through their teeth, or else they are idiots

2010 March 20 -- The Nature of Education  Education requires disaffirmation

2009 December 28 -- "I'm Responsible" A (retired) hospital administrator explains why ObamaCare only makes things worse

2009 September 9 -- ObamaCare Is Good (for Me) Personal benefits from a national disaster

2009 August 18 -- C.S.Lewis Again  A compelling argument for the historical reliability of the New Testament

2009 July 4 -- Independence from Dogma  Still no answer to The Question

2009 April 20 -- 1+2C  The comprehensive moral obligation of every person

2008 December 31 -- The Psychology of Persuasion Why try to persuade?

2008 October 31 -- Relationshipism  Christianity is about God, not relationships

2008 October 27 -- Thinker/Feeler Distinction Lies in church to serve affirmation rather than truth

2008 September 22 -- "Quotation"  Look for a meaning other than the dictionary sense of the words

2008 August 18 -- Next Crichton does not understand law, and it shows

2008 July 16 -- Artificial Life  Bad science spoils Crichton's Prey

2008 May 8 -- The Corporation  A Marxist mocumentary falsely blaming corporations for all evils real and imagined

2007 December 12 -- The "God" the Atheists Hate  Atheists cannot logically impugn God's ethics

2007 November 21 -- Miller's Law  Communication requires assuming the other person is telling the truth

2007 October 29 -- The Video Game Mentality  Playing the game doesn't make you an expert

2007 October 26 -- The Prisoner Exchange  Stop the fight by equalizing the guilt

2007 August 13 -- Living in Crete  A couple tricks for telling when you are being lied to, without knowing all the facts

2007 June 16 -- Selling the Sizzle  People buy on emotion

2007 April 3 -- Categories vs Diversity  We need categories to make sense of the world around us, but nobody wants to be thought of in terms of categories

2006 November 13 -- God vs. Science  The debate is more easily understood when you consider how robots might debate whether the humans that made them exist.

2006 October 18 -- Obama's Intolerance  Barack Obama understands that American are deeply religious, but he does not yet understand what religion is.

2006 September 13 -- Matthew 24 in Perspective  The Preterists and the Dispensationalists are both wrong -- and right -- about Matt.24.
2006 September 12 -- The Problem With Preterism  Besides ignoring significant parts of the Bible, this view of prophecy ignores ancient and modern history.

2006 July 14 -- Irreducible Complexity  People are attempting to confuse a simple idea that is utterly abhorrent to atheists

2006 July 3 -- Red-Handed Pseudo-Science  This "scientist" confirms his Darwinist hypothesis by discarding inconvenient data.

2006 April 17 -- Evil Mass Health  The new Massachusetts health insurance law portends the end of affordable health care in this country.

2006 April 3 -- "Free" Software  There is no such thing as free software, just different restrictions.

2006 March 31 -- Fantasy Magazine(s)  Two fiction-as-fact articles in the current WIRED magazine debunked.

2006 March 13 -- Stopping Spam  It can be done, but only if Congress empowers the people and gets out of the way.

2006 February 14 -- Better Software  Test code as the primary documentation for programmers.

2006 January 20 -- I am Pro-Choice  Every woman (including those not yet born) should have the right to choose.

2005 September 20 -- Good, Beautiful, True  A post-modern insight that is half-true.

2005 August 30 -- TANSTAAFL  Who pays for medical care?

2005 June 9 -- Boycott "Marriage"  The Supreme Court is poised to extend marriage to homosexuals. When that happens the churches should refuse to have anything to do with it. Here's how.

2005 May 21 -- Open Letter to Bill Gates  He had a good business idea -- for a few days. Now that his company is once again supporting a political agenda hostile to most of his customers, maybe they should start being hostile to his products.

2005 April 4 -- The Bible Tells Me So  The children's song says Jesus Loves Me, but does the Bible really say that? I don't think so. What's the truth?

2005 March 11 -- Macintosh "Founder"  The Macintosh that didn't happen, and why.

2005 February 14 -- Love, A Christian Perspective  Everybody, Christians and unbelievers alike, they all want to tell you that "God is Love" but the Bible teaches a different emphasis.

2004 December 25 -- Debt Free  Getting rid of bitterness.

2004 December 6 -- Publication Polemics  Why the Darwinists are afraid of the Creationists: the letter they cannot print.

2004 November 1 -- Geographic Sorting  Watch where you sit, it says something about your unspoken thoughts.

2004 October 19 -- It Takes One to Know One  An effective response to unfair criticism.

2004 October 15 -- Gender Bender  The truth about bias in the computer industry.

2004 September 20 -- Demonizing the Opposition  Recognizing who the Enemy is -- and isn't.

2004 August 14 -- Computer Power  What makes a computer (program) powerful, how much it can do, or how much it can do without your constant supervision and help?

2004 July 31 -- Salt in the Future  An honest look at my future job prospects.

2004 June 30 -- Plastic Music  Karaoke in the church

2004 June 21 -- The Race Card  You don't become successful by blaming others for your misfortune.

2004 June 15 -- King Scotus IX  You thought the USA was a democracy? Think again.

2004 June 4 -- Etiquette and Ethics  One of several observations (see also Love, above) on the difference.

2004 May 20 -- Reflection  Some lessons I learned in a very difficult situation.

2004 April 26 -- Revenge  The wrong way to deal with conflict, as practiced by many "Christians"

2004 April 19 -- Spartacus Virtue  Can Hollywood portray virtuous behavior and make it appealing? This movie did!

2004 March 8 -- Passionate Language  The Gibson movie, from a linguistic perspective.

2003 December 25 -- What's the Big Deal?  The "greatest miracle of all time" is not the incarnation.

2003 December 6 -- Feeling Unwanted  The church and its institutions do not welcome me and my personality type.

2003 November 17 -- Conspiracy Theories  Fun but not credible.

2003 November 7 -- The Value of Fiction  A review of the movie Matrix.

2003 November 3 -- Re: Judging  Comparing the Christian God to Allah

2003 October 10 -- Thwarting the Democratic Process  Voting is "the Democratic process" but one political party (nevermind their name) seems to prefer other means to achieve their ends.

2003 September 16 -- Unix vs Mac  Why I like the Mac so much, and why Apple's OSX is (nevermind their name) not Macintosh.
 

Log Files (Complete Index)

 
2003 2007 Part 1 2009 Part 1 2011 Part 1 2013 Part 1 2016 Part 1
2004 Part 1 2007 Part 2 2009 Part 2 2011 Part 2 2013 Part 2 2016 Part 2
2004 Part 2 2007 Part 3 2009 Part 3 2011 Part 3 2014 Part 1 2016 Part 3
2005 Part 1 2007 Part 4 2010 Part 1 2012 Part 1 2014 Part 2 2017 Part 1
2005 Part 2 2008 Part 1 2010 Part 2 2012 Part 2 2014 Part 3 2017 Part 2 (current)
2006 Part 1 2008 Part 2 2010 Part 3 2012 Part 3 2015 Part 1
2006 Part 2 2008 Part 3 2012 Part 4 2015 Part 2
2006 Part 3 2015 Part 3