I applaud the decision to pull these NDE books. The gospels and scripture really provide all of the evidence a thinking person needs. If someone finds a NDE more convincing than the resurrection, it is not Christianity they believe in.
A thinking person doesn't sell thier mind short and accept claims to truth on faith.
Actually, to a " thinking person", the gospels and scripture miserably fail to provide any substantial evidence at all...the " thinking person" is still being skeptical until real evidence arises .
 March 4, 2015 at 3:30pm
Not sure I understand what you’re saying. What I think Carson was saying – as an example – that homosexual tendencies/behaviors can be learned or may the result of circumstances. I personally have numerous homosexual friends who have a childhood trauma of sexual abuse. I don’t think that was just coincidental to their homosexuality, but more likely causal. I also think denying that possibility shows an incredibly dishonest bias.
By the way “supposed to be so intelligent”? Really? You’re going to try to “Palin” the neurosurgeon? Not buying it.
That wasn't what Carson said at all.
I have to agree with Savage's column when he asked for Carson to perform Oral on him and see it that made Carson gay.
Homosexuality is NOT a choice, Spaceman.
And Carson does not seem to be able to tell the difference between prison rape and a loving, lasting, chosen relationship in the free world.
To answer you last statement...
Many of the surgeons and other professionals I know often have the same problem that Carson seems to have.
Super bright in their area of specialty, dumb as a rock in others.
February 27, 2015 at 9:59am
It is an idiotic comment on SO many levels, but I am not surprised, as this has become common at MSNBC. What a shame..
February 20, 2015 at 9:36am
What do you suppose are the odds are that the universe (ordered and intelligent as it is) came into existence from nothing. Does that not violate the first rule of science? And why does that inconsistency not trouble you as much as the existence of God? I cannot mock people who don’t believe in God, but I do question the reasons they give such as ‘there is no proof of God’. I actually would find it strange that any God would be voluntarily subject Himself to human judgment. To me – that notion is preposterous. Can you imagine the lawsuits filed against God after a tsunami? Follow your own logic and see how ludicrous such a thought is.
I don't think you understand the issue very well from my point of view. The creation of the universe and whether there was conscious intent behind it is the biggest question I can imagine. I honestly don't know if it will ever be answered. "God did it for his own purpose" is not a very satisfying answer to me. It gives absolutely no more information than the scientists who don't know how or why the big bang occured. Neither answers very much. Scientists admit they just don't know. Believers fill this gap in knowledge by inserting their god in for this unanswered question. For me to try to pretend there is a god to somehow make me feel better about my mortality and the injustices of the world is not something I am capable of doing. The province of any belief in a god has become smaller and smaller as man's knowledge has increased, thus he looked at as "the God of the gaps (things we don't know yet)". Not to many people believe that a rainbow is god's bow (archery bow) set in the sky as a promise anymore. It is known that water dropletts act like small prisms that split white light into its spectrum. I did not say there is no god, I said I see no evidence for one and think the odds of the christian god existing are close to zero.
February 20, 2015 at 9:26am
And what, then, of love? Say you have a friend who has pronounced to you that she loves a certain man. And let’s also say it is the third time she has made this pronouncement in the last six months, each time about a different man. You cannot know whether her pronouncement is true, but you suspect it is not true. While she cannot prove it is true, neither can you prove it is not. Does that mean love does not exist? What about when your Grandmother tells you how much she loves her husband of 55 years. Can she prove that she loves her husband? Should she be believed? Where is her proof? You would look at the evidence – which is not proof – and come to your own conclusion.
There is an incredible amount of evidence for the existence of God. I personally have spent thousands of hours reviewing the evidence, over and over again. I do so because – in my opinion- there is no more important question that needs to be answered. I have come to the conclusion, based on the evidence, that God is real. Furthermore, I have come to conclusion that Jesus Christ is God’s son and that He came into the world to testify to the truth and to save us from our sins. If you have examined the evidence (as I have) and have reached a different conclusion, then we are like two jurors who disagree. This does not make either you or me an idiot – it just means we disagree. But for those who have not looked carefully at the evidence and base their conclusion on sensational headlines, they are fools.
 February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm
(There have been a lot of racist remarks on The Blaze lately. I can’t help but think these are phony. )
Any decent person can see the truth of this act. The performer over-reacted to a drunk ‘fan’. She should have been removed from the club. The assailant should be arrested. There is no way to defend his actions.
February 4, 2015 at 3:41pm
I thought the screen was a great play. The ball was there… the receiver was there… give credit to Butler – who made an OUTSTANDING play. It was a great game – especially if you didn’t care who won.
Let's see ….. it wasn't a screen, and it wasn't a great play. Watch football much?
 February 4, 2015 at 3:12pm
I wonder if someone came in looking for a “Congratulations on Your Abortion!” cake, if someone could refuse to make that cake – or if the government would fine the company.
I find it disconcerting that those who are ‘fighting for the rights of the oppressed’ seem perfectly willing to BE the oppressors.
And exactly what is wrong with ANY business willing to refuse service to anyone? Remember, a business is private - it is not owned by the government. So, if someone doesn't want to sell you something, gladly take your money elsewhere. Or, is that to difficult of a concept for a liberal, progressive such as yourself to understand?
 January 26, 2015 at 8:37am
but that’s okay – because all the answers will be right if you can explain how you arrived at the answer.
 January 23, 2015 at 2:41pm
Well, if it is some sort of crab, she got a real bargain… have you seen the price of crab lately?
 December 2, 2014 at 10:29am
Not that I expect anyone to be persuaded by this, but the fact is that there IS plenty of evidence of the death and resurrection of Jesus: eyewitness accounts that were written down within one lifetime of Jesus’ death; the otherwise inexplicable transformation of the apostles; the experiential evidence of millions.
I don’t believe God forces belief onto anyone, but I do believe – because I have seen it with my own eyes (i.e. I have experienced it) that if you knock, the door shall be opened; if you ask, you shall receive. No, it is not a magic trick, but a loving God.
It is interesting to me how atheists will use any perceived contradiction they can find in the Bible (which only really signifies their lack of understanding) as authoritative proof that God does not exist, but will dismiss all of the other accounts that certainly prove the divinity of Christ.
What I do sincerely thank atheists for is that their challenges have caused me to dig deeper and look at the evidence. This has led me to books such as “King’s Cross” by Timothy Keller, “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis, and “Has Christianity Failed You?” , and “Jesus Among Other Gods” by Ravi Zacharias. It is strengthened and deepened my faith through reason, so I can so much more fully appreciate this God who loves me.
 December 1, 2014 at 4:50pm
Imaginary conversation between Richard Dawkins and his daughter.
Dawkins: Good night, darling… I love you.
Daughter: That’s a very interesting thought, Daddy. Can you prove that you love me?
Dawkins:Well, I take care of you, don’t I?
Daughter: Yes, but there could be many other reasons for that. Also, if you weren’t around, the government would take care of me.. does that mean the government loves me, too?
Dawkins: Well, I do love you. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
Daughter: But what IS love?
Dawkins: Love is a feeling.
Daughter: Can you prove love exists scientifically? I mean, I have never seen love, have you?
Dawkins: No, you can’t see love, but you can feel it.
Daughter: But when people tell you you they feel God, you say they are absurd.
Dawkins: Go to sleep, darling.
 November 25, 2014 at 1:54pm
It’s just like when Rosa Parks stole that city bus to protest having to sit in the back –
that IS what happened, right?
 November 6, 2014 at 8:03am
You just wait.. there are dozens of Administration insiders who can’t wait to write their books and make millions on what has gone on these past six years. Personally, I won’t buy or read any of them, because I refuse to participate in making these people rich when they COULD have done or said something to save their country.
He was also acquitted. Do we really need the ‘idiot’ language. How about some civility?
 October 27, 2014 at 3:00pm
Need help getting down from that horse? – Just kidding – kind of. I agree with what you wrote (or meant to write – what you actually wrote makes no sense), but singing like that – no band behind you; big stage, etc… is a bit nerve racking. Let’s cut the guy a break.
And its the Star-Spangled Banner – not Bangled (just sayin’)
 October 16, 2014 at 2:47pm
You have to wonder if these people if listen to what they are saying… “This is not a free speech zone.” Are they in the United States of America?
September 12, 2014 at 1:37pm
She is frequently kind
And she’s suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
She’s nobody’s fool
But she can’t be convicted
She’s earned her degree
And the most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But she’s always a woman to me,
…Blame it all on yourself cause she’s always a woman to me.
She's earned her degree alright
that's called 3 degrees below a zero.
 July 15, 2014 at 2:07pm
About 20 years ago, I could have laughed at this… now I cry – literally. That’s the sound of our country going down the drain.
May 15, 2014 at 2:33pm
I can’t wait for my DirecTV contract to be over (long story about how they lied to me and hooked me in for another 2 years). But when it’s done – GOOD BYE, TV!
Not that that will solve the problem, but at least I won’t have to deal with it.