About Me

I’m an anonymous 40+ year old homosapien residing in Northern California. I have a Christian wife, two wonderful children, and a dog.

By day, I’m a mild mannered former Christian (I was Pentecostal for roughly 30 years), and by night I’m a veracious skeptic looking down every corner and back alley for solid evidence to support my failing faith in God and Christianity.

My Blog

Admittedly, I’m playing devil’s advocate with these questions; my objective is to challenge the God hypothesis with a multitude of random skeptical questions to see if it holds up in comparison to natural explanations.

In most cases, I try to answer the same question using both Christian and natural explanations. There are often wide chasms between these two world views, but I believe the bulk of the evidence must ultimately point more in one direction than the other.

Why You Should Listen to Me

You shouldn’t! Hell, I’m just some random bloke on the internet, and I might be totally wrong! You should think for yourself, try to understand both sides of the debate, and be wary of anyone who tells you how you should think.

Also, I’ll admit I’m not an expert in many of the areas I discuss, but if one must be an expert in everything before they can find God, then we’re all in trouble. Hopefully, an honest assessment of the evidence (offered by each side) will lead us to the truth. If it doesn’t, then God has designed a very misleading universe.

Personally, I find these questions fascinating, which is why I spend a fair amount of time carefully researching and pondering each one. I try to make each answer honest, sincere, concise, factual, entertaining, and educational. However, if you can’t handle religion being discussed with some occasional humor and irreverence, you’re going to have a bad time.

My Philosophy

If I only have one life to live, I want to spend it laughing and enjoying it as much as possible, but I also want to try and gain an accurate understanding of reality… whenever I’m not too busy.


221 Responses to About Me

  1. Heber says:

    Hi, I found your interesting blog today searching online for things. This is my answer to why the Bible is imperfect: God wants it to be imperfect. Why? One, so believers in the Bible will not be tempted to worship the Bible. And two, so when a person rejects the Bible they can more easily be forgiven by God. When God gives a revelation to a prophet, that revelation is infallible and inerrant. But when the prophet, a man in the flesh with blood in his veins like the rest of us, is inspired by the Holy Ghost to make a record of the revelation he received– then what he writes is NOT infallible and inerrant, because humans, even inspired humans, simply never do anything in a perfect way. The Bible is a record of revelations not the revelations themselves, and also obviously a record of history and other things prophets were inspired to write. Written by inspired men in the flesh, one can still, easily find many problems in it. So do not worship the Bible. Number three is this: God has many more things to say unto us. An imperfect Bible will lead a sincere person to come to God and ask for more of His word. Rev 22:18-19 forbids MEN (or women of course) from adding or taking from the Bible, but it sets no conditions on God at all. It simply repeats what Deut 4:2 says: a copyright notice by God. John 16:12-13 promises more will will be taught to us when we are ready. I have faith that the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price (the further Mormon scriptures) did indeed come in fulfillment of the promise in John 16:12-13. And much more is still to come when we are ready. God will eventually resolve all the confusion found in the Bible and answer every question about it perfectly.

  2. Kenneth Lyneham says:

    You Heber, like everyone else,are entitled to your opinion and like everyone else, it is only YOUR opinion.
    Opinions can be right or wrong.
    Your is wrong.
    It is obvious that you are a member of LDS’s church. That in itself will put you offside to most, if not all of the other Christian faiths.
    If the LDSs say that the bible is imperfect, then as a Christian faith they are the only ones that do.
    In my research, every other faith believes that the bible is the inerrant, infallible word of god and it was god alone that inspired all those different authors to write the books of the bible, inerrant and infallibly.
    I feel quite sure that if there was indeed a god who gave instructions to Moses to do a certain thing, Moses did indeed do what god told him to do AND write.
    The reason for you to say that the bible is imperfect because it was written by men, is because you know that it is full of obvious (to us) mistakes and if god were real, (as you believe) then a god would not make mistakes.
    Unfortunately for you and every other believer, god DOES and did make many mistakes and that alone proves there is no god.
    In the bible it says how god made mistakes.
    In the creation story it states clearly that god was pleased with what he created and that it was perfect, even man. So, everything god did and made was perfect.
    Unfortunately his ‘man’ creation was only like an afterthought. What he made was only to be a gardener, someone to look after the garden of Eden he had created.
    God even created man differently the two times he created him. Genesis 1: 26 to 27, (man & woman created after the animals). AND Genesis 2: 7, where god created man alone , THEN the garden, THEN all the plants and animals males and females BUT, when he brought all the animals before his man, god found that none suited man as an ‘help meet”?? Of course THAT means that man didn’t like the sex he had with all the animals so THEN god made a woman for him!!!
    So in the creation of man, there were already more than two mistakes.
    Then we get to Noah and apart from him, god regrets everything else he created,(6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.) deciding to kill everything EXCEPT Noah, his family and all the animals taken on board.
    ANOTHER mistake.
    But it was BIG mistake because god was SO pissed off that he decided to kill every little baby and unborn babies along with all the animals that had absolutely NOTHING to do with god’s regrets.
    So god not only makes mistakes, he is also a very vicious angry god who likes to take his anger out on anything that can’t speak for or defend themselves.
    Sounds more like men to me.

  3. Win31 says:

    Oh, one more thing….🙂

    Do you have LITERALLY 500 questions RIGHT NOW?

    And, would you rename the blog’s main title if, one day, suddenly you get a question inspired after you post the 500th question?

    (Sorry for my grammar/diction error, if any….)

    • Yes. Actually, I have well in excess of 500 (that’s how I came up with the name), and I’m continually adding more. I will probably cut those that I’ve addressed elsewhere. I’ll worry about what to do with the 501st question when I cross that bridge (if it ever comes).

      Ironically, a TV Show called “500 Questions” arose a few years after I created the site. Maybe I’ll change the name to “666 Questions” to avoid any confusion, lol.


  4. ericthmpsn says:

    It is obvious that you are a member of LDS’s church. That in itself will put you offside to most, if not all of the other Christian faiths.

  5. ericthmpsn says:

    Yes you,

    • As I stated above, I was Pentecostal for roughly 30 years. Most of us viewed the LDS church as a cult.

      • ericthmpsn says:

        This is how I look at things. KJV Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
        Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  6. abchighlander says:

    Question 67?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Your blog poses many interesting questions. Personally I don’t label myself….merely one who believes in, trusts in and loves Christ Jesus. I also believe that heaven exists and hell too. I’m not a ‘bible thumper’, just a simple homosapiens. God will always have the LAST WORD.
    Blessings to you & yours.

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