Unanchored

by Barrett Wolf

Mind Control and Faith

Mind Control and Faith By Barrett Wolf   Organized religion (including Christianity) has been accused of trying to “control” people. Of course we’ve all heard “did God create man or did man create God (or many gods)?” And the reason some people offer for rejecting organized religion, is that religion attempts to control people, even people’s thoughts. Well, I’ll share…

Problems with the Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy and the Canon of Scripture

Problems with the Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy and the Canon of Scripture by Barrett Wolf   These are observations and questions I’ve raised which have brought serious doubt on the doctrines of Biblical inerrancy and the acceptance of the Canon of the Bible that Evangelical Protestant Christian use (“the” 66 books). Closed canon means a closed mind – example: if…

Textual Problems and Fabrications

Textual Problems and Fabrications by Barrett Wolf   There is general agreement among nearly all biblical scholars that these passages were added after the original autographs. The reasons and motivations for each addition is the subject of a more thorough discussion. But if you need to validate this, just look up the following verses in a King James Bible (KJV),…

Barrett’s Recommended Reading List

Barrett’s Recommended Reading List   By Far, the top 5 who have influenced me the most in my “unanchoring” journey are these: Thomas Paine Bart Ehrman Christopher Hitchens Michael Shermer Ken Daniels   Also, these authors, philosophers, scientists and speakers have also contributed to challenging my thinking: Lawrence Krauss Neil DeGrasse Tyson Carl Sagan Dan Barker Dan Dennett Richard Dawkins…

Comfort For The Seeker

Comfort (From the Bible) For The Seeker by Barrett Wolf   During my struggle and my “unanchoring” from my Christian faith, these are the Bible passages that provided comfort, wisdom and guidance. These scriptures encourages thinking, humility, questions, introspection and careful study. The Bible does have many good things to teach. If you have ears to hear, then listen. –…

Biblical Ignorance and Gymnastics

Biblical Ignorance and Gymnastics by Barrett Wolf   Observations of Inconsistent and Manipulative Christian Biblical Hermeneutics I’ve become increasingly agitated with the common practice of “forcing” a translation or meaning of a particular biblical passage, so that a passage will fit neatly inside a particular doctrine or theological system. It feels a lot like the tail wagging the dog. Example:…

Religion or Relationship: A Christian Dilemma

Religion or Relationship: A Christian Dilemma By Barrett Wolf   Religion has been a dirty word, in my Christian community experiences. I was raised as a non-denominational Bible-believing Christian. I’ve always been taught that religion and religiousness is bad, but Christianity is good; that my faith and church experiences are not “religion”, but distinct from religion because it is based…

Educated Fool or Religious Nut?

Educated Fool or Religious Nut? by Barrett Wolf   Is It True: Ignorance Produces Religion and Education Produces Secularism? Secularism and humanism is dominant near and in universities and other academic and educational institutions. There seems to be a connection between learning/research/science/intellectual advancement and secular humanism. All of the surveys I’ve read seem to indicate that the more science degrees…

The Church’s Response to Change in Society

The Church’s Response to Change in Society by Barrett Wolf   Everything Changes Everything changes: One of the few things I know for certain – Things change. People discover and learn new things all the time. And it affects what societies believe is true about a particular thing. Also, people shouldn’t be overly dogmatic on those beliefs because, without a…