May 10th, 2016

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What?

by Clinton Chisholm

Guilty Silence, Indictable Ignorance or What

Even non-lawyers know that though an accused person need not utter a word in her defence—since the burden of proof is almost always on the prosecution— that right to silence could be read as ‘guilty silence’.

Before I expose the …

May 1st, 2016

Christianity’s Impact on Western Civilization for Dummies

by Clinton Chisholm

 Christianity's Impact on Western Civilization for Dummies

A little reading like a little learning can be a dangerous thing and the assorted utterances of village atheists and other non-theists provide proof of this.

Despite its faults the Church of Jesus Christ has been responsible for some of …

April 25th, 2016

Church Critics, Jesus & Sloppy Thinking

by Clinton Chisholm

Church Critics

It continues to irritate and concern me when I hear or read the sloppy arguments that critics level at the Church. Take the recent Gleaner Editors Forum (Jamaica) as reported in the Sunday Gleaner of April 24, 2016.

The report …

April 23rd, 2016

Belief, Knowledge and Behaviour

by Clinton Chisholm

Belief

All atheists, whether of the village variety or their more educated colleagues, need to appreciate the link between belief and knowledge. In fact this also applies to all theists of whatever species, especially Pastors who dialogue in the public square.…

April 7th, 2016

Dying and Rising What Again?

by Clinton Chisholm

Dying and Rising What Again

In 2003 I gave a public lecture in Kingston, Jamaica, which provided, inter alia, a rebuttal of the ‘dying and rising Gods/Saviours’ thesis. (see my book Revelations on Ras Tafari, 2008, 81-87).  Significantly, I invited two lecturers from the …

April 4th, 2016

Fidelity & Oneness in Marriage

by Clinton Chisholm

Fidelity & Oneness in Marriage

Heb. 13

4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Gen. 2

24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother …

April 4th, 2016

Slavery in the Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

Slavery in the Bible

Mr. Peter Wickham (of Barbados) is a very educated man but he and even most Christians need to understand how to read an ancient text from a different cultural milieu to ours. I illustrate the need with Mr. Wickham’s (mis)reading …

March 27th, 2016

Jesus’ Death & Resurrection: What Days?

by Clinton Chisholm

Jesus’ Death & Resurrection: What Days?

Preamble:   Groups like the Church of God International, the Church of God (7th day) and The Assembly of Yahweh hold that the crucifixion was on Wednesday and the resurrection on Saturday.[1] Many in the Caribbean have no doubt …

March 27th, 2016

Resurrection:The Philosophical problem of ‘Miracle’

by Clinton Chisholm

Resurrection:The Philosophical problem of ‘Miracle

Two Philosophers of worldwide repute one ancient the other modern have launched formidable attacks on the concept and credibility of miracles. These were the 18th century Scottish Philosopher David Hume and the 21st century British Philosopher Antony Flew.…

March 7th, 2016

The Bible, Scholars and ‘Scholarly’ Crap

by Clinton Chisholm

bible

Wayne Marshall in his column about the Bible in The Observer of December 23, 2014 (Has Religion Seen the End of Its Useful Life?) reflected uncritical reliance on non-specialists in the appropriate academic disciplines and on the thoroughly debunked …