Why be reliant upon secular media sources, literary works penned by atheists, and embittered hearsay to inform your views on religiosity, or worse still to bring about the lack thereof, isn’t that as sensible as asking directions to KFC from Ronald McDonald? Old School Contemporary, I hope will become that font of knowledge wherein honest discourse and fair minded criticism are for all seekers of God common property.
― T. C. M
Because navigating a blog that’s had articles posted every week for almost four years can be challenging, I’m adding an index so readers can find original content that’s being composed for the blog. Debates, rebuttal comments and internet exchanges are in red, whereas news, articles and things in-between are being left blue. For first time visitors who’ve only just found the blog thanks to a hand out you’ve gotten, or link you’ve read, I’m recommending for you the following conversations (they’re fun and informative). . .OSC’s 99 problems with pagan parallels (Round one, round two, round three). In addition to OSC’s Blue-sky thinking! The wacky world of the often illiberal left (round one!, round two, round three). And lastly, for readers who’re happier to read more of a lecture, a simple explantation of some of the arguments behind the Christian faith, then please read the poetry in motion conversation: OSC’s Poetry in motion (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).
OSC’s Unsophisticated atheism (with Mr. Zinnia Jones)
OSC’s Unfair Mormons (III)
OSC’s Who’s a heretic, Dr. Sproul?
OSC’s court transcripts and the Watchtower authority hoax
OSC’s Jehovah witnesses grieving The Spirit
OSC’s Run, hide and tattletell (England’s new answer to Islamic terror)
Explosion during concert in Manchester (and how the media choose to respond)
OSC’s Knowitallism and me
When it takes an Arminian to explain Calvinism
OSC’s An equal opportunity hater
Happy Easter everyone!
OSC’s Unfair Mormons (II)
OSC’s Unfair Mormons (I)
OSC’s God can’t die! (Or can He?)
OSC’s A serious love letter…seriously
OSC’s 99 problems with pagan parallels (Round Three)
OSC’s Here’s to the back of a bad president
OSC’s Atheist challenges readers to a street fight!
OSC’s 99 problems with pagan parallels (Round Two)
OSC’s Very Merry Christmas!
OSC’s 99 problems with pagan parallels (Round one)
OSC’s Our every heart
OSC’s The West Wing’s worst side
OSC’s The unbearable smugness of Trump
Does God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens (introduction and opening speeches)
OSC’s Song of songs in Islam
The Islam debate: Josh McDowell vs. Ahmed Deedat (Rebuttals and closing statements)
OSC’s Sister Nadia explains it all
OSC’s Come and enter her thoughts (Round II)
OSC’s Definition by interrogateum!
OSC’s Come and enter her thoughts (Round I)
OSC’s Still Done with Reason! (OSC Vs. Jim, Jem and Kevin).
OSC’s What’s in a name?
OSC’s Breakfast with The Buddha (Final Round)
OSC’s Breakfast With The Buddha III
OSC’s Poetry in motion! IV
OSC’s Finger on the Pulse
OSC’s Done with Reason
OSC’s Breakfast with the Buddha! (II)
OSC’s Breakfast with the Buddha! (I)
OSC’s Blue-sky thinking! The wacky world of the often illiberal left (III)
OSC’s Poetry in motion! (III)
OSC’s Blue-sky thinking! The wacky world of the often illiberal left (round two!)
OSC’s Blue-sky thinking! The wacky world of the often illiberal left (round one!)
OSC’s ALLALLT: How I defeated you so super soundly!
OSC’s Poetry in motion (part 2)
OSC’s Poetry in motion (part 1)
OSC’s Review of I Sold my Soul on Ebay (Publisher’s notes and Foreword by Rob Bell)
OSC’s The eleven rules of the earth
OSC’s Atheists in denial
OSC’s Paris attacked: hundreds injured and over 150 murdered
OSC’s Why pick one God over another?
OSC’s Apollonius debunked
News and views Sun. 18 Oct: Muslim rage against the prophets continues
News and views Tuesday 13th of October 2015: Triple-header!
News and views Wednesday, 7th of October 2015: ISIS sliced off 12-year-old Syrian boy’s fingertips in front of his father and other Christians in failed bid to convert them to Islam
News and views Monday, 5th of October 2015: Islamic State destroys ancient Palmyra arch
OSC’s Praise to the what?!
OSC’s The Cube and the clash
OSC’s Why religion no longer “causes all the wars”
OSC’s The curious case of Morton Smith
In the aftermath of 7/7
Our abortion issue
Goldilocks and the she bears!
Bruce Jenner and getting real about who we are
Dismantling the Zeitgeist
14 reasons to rethink evolution
Why is Easter such a big deal?
Would an all-loving God send people who worshipped different gods to hell?
Dialogue IX: Islam exposed
Dialogue VIII: Tit for tat reasoning, mocking faiths and figurative swords Vs. literal swords!
Q&A And A 3: Did Muhammad plagiarize The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard?
Muhammad’s prayer to the Lord?
Dialogue VII: Terrorism, free speech, vampire Christians and South Park impugned!
The New Testament versus Shakespeare
Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Contra Gentiles: Concerning Islam
News and views Monday 15th of December 2014: Abbott Urges ‘Business As Usual’ For Citizens
Dialogue VI: Two questions to debunk freewill?
News and views Saturday 22nd of November: Being gay? It’s grrrreat!
Dialogue V: Insults, greatest victims of Islam and who’s defending the indefensible
Dialogue IV: Abrogation in the Qur’an, Mother Teresa, complete Muslims and who’s obeying their Scripture!
Dialogue III: Sexism in Genesis and logical minds!
News and views Wednesday 15th of October 2014: Lebanese Bishop accuses Europe of ignoring Christian persecution.
News and views Tuesday 14th of October 2014: The covered-girl look is great, say two Upper West Side artists who think NYC women should give the hijab a try.
News and views Monday 13th of October 2014: Parents of American ISIS hostage attend Islamic prayer service after begging militants to release their son.
News and views Sunday 12th of October 2014: Buying into terror.
News and views Saturday, 11th of October 2014: Convicted terrorist wins new round in human rights battle.
Dialogue II: Christians and leaving the gay issue alone
Dialogue I: Matthew 10, violence in Islam and who’s doing the work of the spirit
Betrayal of trust
Q&A&A 2: Do the denizens of Hell worship you, O Allah?!
Matthew X:XXXIV commentary and explanation
Q&A&A 1: Does Surah 9:29 promote violence?
Why can’t we be friends?
OSC’s Because he’s worth it!