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My personal journey from one of Jehovah's Witnesses to something more orthodox, as well as my essays on matters moral, philosophic and theologic.
2018-07-15 15:30
'God Subjected All Things to Him'December 12th, 2017I happened to be reading Body, Soul, and Human Life by Joel B. Green in my study of biblical anthropology (and here of a preservative with… Read More
2018-07-09 15:30
I might be switching my blog over to a new address: I'm also probably going to switch my blog over to my new blogger account; presently my blog is… Read More
Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted
2018-07-08 15:30
Here is an excellent hymn, suitable for close listening and meditation. It should also be sung more often. It clearly takes a great deal of inspiration from Isaiah 53, which is also one of t… Read More
2018-07-01 15:30
Family Matters, Christ Matters December 10th, 2017Let me introduce you to my siblings. I have a brother, Aidan. He's my identical twin, I being the original (or so I say). He's an athei… Read More
2018-06-27 23:40
You can access the service here. It has recently been expanded to include all the publications that the stand-alone Windows program does (Watchtowers since 1950, Awake! and other materials s… Read More
2018-06-24 15:30
His Flesh Saw Not CorruptionOctober 2nd, 2017[Edited: January 12, 2018]Acts 2:24-31 – God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by i… Read More
2018-06-17 15:30
August 15th, 2016Dear Friends,Recently, I was considering what the most important thing that can be known is, and I arrived at one of two options: (1) that God exists, or (2) God himself. Th… Read More
2018-06-10 15:30
April 16th, 2016Dear Friends,I was considering the significance of the death and resurrection of Christ recently, and this moved me to write this letter. I hope that you are doing well and e… Read More
2018-06-03 15:30
Evolution in Service of GodDecember 19, 2017[Slight Revisions June 2, 2018]Evolution is a boogeyman to many, a foe that threatens faith in God or even belief in His existence. To many it jus… Read More
If I Had A Dime For Every Universe
2018-05-27 15:30
If I Had a Dime for Every UniverseDecember 17th, 2017I'd probably only have a dime, despite the strong claims of some that there are many universes; and this they often claim as a way to avo… Read More
2018-05-25 04:30
Lydia McGrew v. Craig Evans on the Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel (May 18th, 2018)[[The podcast can be found here. The transcript is my typing. I only went back through the po… Read More
2018-05-14 15:30
I've decided that May will be 'Give Jehovah's Witnesses a Break' month. (Though, if I feel like it, I will post other nicer things on them in months other than May.) I've been (rightly) crit… Read More
There Will Be Hell To Pay
2018-04-29 15:30
There Will be Hell to PayOctober 7th, 2017As always, take this with a grain of salt.Not all annihilationists deny the existence of Hell, some merely claim that it will be finite in duration… Read More
2018-04-22 04:14
Word Choice MattersNovember 15th, 2017Abortion, its a ghastly thing, and surely a great evil, performed en masse by us enlightened and civilized folk. See, in former days, people were too se… Read More
2018-04-15 15:30
The Prolife Appeal to AgnosticismBy Sean KillackeyMarch 31st, 2016[Revised: April 5th, 2016]Also posted over at Secular Prolife and published in Life Matters JournalIn his 198… Read More
2018-03-25 15:30
Looking BackMarch 22nd, 2018I want to remind any readers I have that this blog is in no small measure a notebook of mine, a place where I can explore certain doctrines with the aim of intera… Read More
2018-03-04 16:30
Sorry, Linkin ParkSeptember 28th, 2016In their homily New Divide (video; lyrics), the theological society commonly known as Linkin Park ponders whether a person who… Read More
2018-02-25 16:30
Parallel ParkingOctober 7th, 2017Common to both conditionalists and eternalists[1] (those who think that the wicked will be consciously tormented forever) is the assumption that one can get… Read More
Who Am I?
2018-02-25 14:31
About MeFebruary 24th, 2018What I actually look like; thanksMicrosoft Paint!Time to get rid of my pen name. I'm Sean Killackey, not Jensen Carlyle. I was raised and baptized (May 1, 2011) as… Read More
2018-02-18 16:30
The Argument From SalvationNovember 22nd, 2017 Today, I'm going to present an argument for conditionalism. I'll call it the argument from salvation.(P1) Whatever Christ saves the righte… Read More
Links Are Fun (One)
2018-02-17 16:30
Nick Peters gives a review of Walking Through Darkness by Doug Groothuis. An excerpt:Groothuis’s book is an honest look at what happens when a Christian philosopher who is an apol… Read More
2018-02-11 16:30
'The Redemption of Our Bodies'December 6th, 2017There is a passage which I think shouldn't be forgotten in discussing the nature of the resurrection body, which stresses the numerical samene… Read More
2018-02-04 22:31
Paul's Probably Was a DualistDecember 8th, 2017Acts 23:6-8 - Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I… Read More
2018-02-04 16:30
Paul's Probably Was a DualistDecember 8th, 2017Acts 23:6-8 - Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I… Read More
2018-01-28 16:30
Do Not DuplicateDecember 3rd, 2017First, a refresher. Witnesses maintain that upon death the human person passes out of existence. However, what maintains personal identity is the psychologi… Read More
2018-01-21 16:30
God of Abraham, Isaac, and JacobOctober, 2017Mark 12:26,27 - And regarding the dead rising, have you not read about the burning bush in the book of Moses, how God told him, ‘I am the G… Read More
Are We There Yet?
2018-01-14 19:05
Are We There Yet?October 5th, 2017[1.9.2018] I want to preface this post with some thoughts on the points I made last week. See, in concluding that the failed predictions and false prophetic… Read More
2018-01-07 22:01
A Prophet by Any Other NameOctober 5th, 2017[Edited: December 28th, 2017,January 4th, 2018]I've added links to scanned copies of the quotations in question, in case you want to verify things… Read More
2017-12-31 16:30
No Loopholes AllowedOctober 4th, 2017[Edited: December 26th, 2017]It is not uncommon to hear the claim that Witness leaders, presently the Governing Body, are false prophets (à la Deu… Read More
2017-12-31 04:43
I was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. However, I came to doubt my Witness beliefs, rejecting many of them, and the doctrinal authority of the "Governing Body" as well.In this blog, I'l… Read More
2017-12-24 16:30
Five Proofs of the Existence of GodNovember 29th, 2017Edward Feser is a very readable and insightful author, not to mention a prolific one![1] And this work is no exception. There was only o… Read More
2017-12-19 02:59
'The Wages Sin Pays is Death'September 25th, 2017Jehovah's Witnesses argue that any and all sins warrant physical or literal death, the cessation of biologic life, as their eternal or final… Read More
2017-12-17 16:30
Shades of SheolNovember 27th, 2017The book is very readable, and its arguments are quite clear; even the more technical aspects (kept at a minimum it seems) can be followed with relative eas… Read More
The Decline Of Mainline Protestantism
2017-12-13 22:48
The Decline of Mainline ProtestantismDecember 13th, 2017From a friend in CaliforniaDo you see the problem? If not, here it is: what is a church of supposedly Christian denomination doing off… Read More
2017-12-08 16:07
You're a Dime a DozenSeptember 26th, 2017What, to Jehovah's Witnesses, makes you the self-same person that you were yesterday and will be tomorrow? In virtue of what do they say that the per… Read More
2017-12-08 16:06
I'm Naked! - NSFWSeptember 26th, 2017While Witnesses stress what (they think) Ecclesiastes or certain passages in the Psalms say about the nature of the human person, Paul's testimony (parti… Read More
2017-11-21 03:16
It's Pagan*September 28th, 2017I want to illustrate my fundamental disagreement with the Witness view of birthdays and (some) holidays.Take birthdays. I'm happy to say they're pagan, but as… Read More
2017-11-21 03:15
A Little Pagan Won't Kill You - MaybeSeptember 29th, 2017The basic flaw with the prohibitions the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses imposes on their members concerning birthdays and (mos… Read More
2017-11-13 03:30
We'll I'll Be Damned!September 26th, 2017Jeremiah 32:25 - "Furthermore, they built the high places of Baʹal in the Valley of the Son of Hinʹnom, in order to make their sons and the… Read More
2017-11-13 03:28
All or Nothing or Somewhere in BetweenSeptember 26th, 2017Putting aside the testimony of the Scriptures for the moment, I think that between annihilationism, universalism or eternal punishme… Read More
2017-11-13 03:27
What Part of "No Part" Do You Not Get?September 26th, 2017Witnesses are known for their teaching that Christians are to be no part of the political elements of the world, and to have no shar… Read More

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