Issues 03:06 Skeptics and the Bible

In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: A Beautiful Woman
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

People whose experience was limited to Vaysechvoos and environs were not able to picture what it might be like in other parts of the world. For example, there was a considerable amount of discussion and debate about the nature of oranges. Some, like Nahum the Water Carrier, felt that oranges grew out of the ground…

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Skeptics and the Bible

A skeptic once posed the following question: How do you reconcile the teachings of the Bible with the latest scientific conclusions and psychological insights?” Without hesitation, the believer replied: “I haven’t seen this morning’s paper. What are the latest conclusions our scientists and psychologists have come up with?” Some people think that Reader’s Digest or…

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One Coincidence Too Many
Author: Matt Sieger

It was January 1976 and I was sitting in the university clinic waiting for a doctor. Woozy from a bout of mononucleosis, I had just wobbled in from the arctic gusts and glacial snowdrifts of an upstate New York winter, and had taken my seat among the other coughing, wheezing, and sniffling students. About the…

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Facts Are Facts
Author: Jeff Fritz

I am by profession an electrical engineer. I was trained to rely on scientific data. I learned that facts were facts, theories were theories and all else was either unknown or hocus-pocus. There was not much room for the unexplained or the miraculous—only analytical data would do. When presented with a new concept, I knew…

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