The other day, I posted a couple of tweets listing bad objections to Christian universalism. Here is the second tweet: “The second worst objection to Christian universalism: ‘If everybody is ultimately saved by Jesus, then why bother telling anybody?’ “Um, because it’s the best possible news. And God told us to.” Steve Hays of Triablogue […]
Today, Steve Hays posted a response at Triablogue to a comment I posted on my website in the discussion thread for the article “Does Calvinism entail that I might love my child more than God does?” Let’s begin with Hays’ quotation of me: “Imagine a doctor who has enough antidote for an entire population inflicted […]
Steve Hays redefines colorblindness
As you may know, I am currently co-writing a book with atheist John Loftus, a series of short debates on a range of issues that divide us. Loftus blogged about the book this weekend which prompted Steve Hays, a paleo-Calvinist from the seventeenth century who, while pining to be my nemesis, merely serves as comic relief, to post […]
The moral confusion of Steve Hays
I was happy to see Steve Hays provide some explanation at Triablogue for how I got labeled an “ethical subjectivist”. Unfortunately by offering an explanation he ended up typing himself into a deeper hole. Let’s look at his comments and then consider how deep the hole is: i) For the record, I think I’m the one, not Patrick […]
Why You Should Use Humor When Trying to Dialogue with Triablogue
As you know, in the last few days I’ve mixed it up with Patrick Chan of Triablogue. Some of my readers appreciated the efforts. Apparently not all did however. Kor wrote: “I was saddened to see this string of posts on your own blog, as they seem to run counter to the message of the […]
What is Patrick Chan really up to?
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce Patrick Chan was not, in fact, satirizing the triabloguers. So then what was he really up to? Well in response to my article he said he was satirizing me: Sorry, Randy! I know I took a great risk satirizing you like I did. Initially I […]
Patrick Chan of Triablogue defends Randal Rauser with biting satire
As you probably know, the folks at Triablogue are not my biggest fans. But now Patrick Chan has come out and published an absolutely scathing satire which completely takes apart the cynical misinformation of Steve Hays and his epigones. The article is called “Church of Uncertain” and I suggest you take a look so you can […]
Marriage, ethics and the new ascetics
In this post I’m going to deal with a couple commentaries on my recent posts on the ethics of marriage and illness. Steve Hays of Triablogue The first is a brief response to Steve Hays of Triablogue. I feel obliged to respond to Hays, however briefly, because the poor fellow seems desperate for some attention. […]
I have been called many things. This week Steve Hays added yet another label: “Bible hater.” The charge came in his article “Bowdlerizing the Bible” published at Triablogue. This would be comical if it weren’t so sad. I accept the plenary inspiration of scripture. I accept meticulous superintending divine providential activity as the primary means […]
If “The Bible is not a children’s book” then why do we have children’s Bibles?
Steve Hays of Triablogue wrote a response to my discussion of teaching biblical genocide to children called “Scout’s Honor!” It includes all the hallmarks of Hays’s critical analysis (or lack thereof) including the claim that I accept the UN as my “moral authority”. (How’s that supposed to work exactly?! “Hmm, has the UN addressed whether […]
I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, who cares if people like me?
We can approach the many comments from the Triablogue Posse to my Dr. Z case in terms of tone or content. In this post I’m going to focus primarily on the tone. As I read the comments I couldn’t help but think that some of the commenters should watch some old SNL skits featuring Stuart […]