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01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
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01.15.22Clues for 2022 Single #1
01.15.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
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01.07.22Influential Albums: 603-609
01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
01.07.22Another ApX Daughter in the Studio
01.04.22This Week's News Bulletin
12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
12.31.21Update on Richard Sadowski
12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
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10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15

Karl's Korner: David & Goliath ... Fact or Fiction?
Mon., Nov. 14. 2005 12:23pm EST

Here's a note from ApologetiX lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner:

Sure there are many religions in the world, but are they all true? How can they be? Yet another "unbelievable" event from the Bible finds support from the science of archaeology.

I don't know what I'll have for breakfast tomorrow. It could be anything: It could be my current favorite cereal (Smart Start Healthy Heart) or my favorite hot dish (cheese omelette, whole wheat toast, and grits). I just haven't decided yet. BUT, what I had yesterday is now a part of history. It either happened or it didn't and how it happened is how it happened. There's nothing I can do to change that. I didn't eat ONE THING for one person and ANOTHER THING in the mind of someone else.

The same is true with more important events in history like the assassination of President Kennedy, the Civil War or the "discovery" of America (only we arrogant humans would claim to have "discovered" a continent, even though our arrival barely interrupted the dinner of its 57 million inhabitants in 1492. That's more than the 2004 population of the top 50 US cities combined!). All these things happened the way they did, and whether or not we all agree on how it "went down," it only "went down" one way. It is what it is.

To me, that's a huge argument for Christianity. Either Jesus lived on this earth, said what He said, died the way He said, and rose from the dead the way they said, and appeared to the hundreds of people over the course of more than a month, as is recorded.... OR HE DIDN'T. it either happened like that, or it didn't happen like that. If we can show that it's very reasonable to conclude that it did indeed happen that way, then sorry, those who don't believe it are... wrong.

The media continually misrepresenting the argument for "Intelligent Design" by saying that proponents contend that the universe is so complex that it must have had a creator. Although that is true, it's an oversimplification of the viewpoint, intended, in my opinion to make proponents look less academic. Well, there IS plenty of "real science" to back up the claims of the Bible, and a new one came out this past weekend.

A shard of pottery was found in Tell es-Shafi, on a mound believed to be the ancient city of Goliath's home of Gath. The shard had early Semitic style spellings of "Alwat" and "Wit", likely Philistine renderings for the name "Goliath" according to Aren Maeir, the head of the archaeology department at Nar-Lian University in Tel Aviv, and who directed the excavation.

The biblical stories continue to be reinforced by all disciplines of science. True science is in no means at odds with religion. At least not with Christianity, because TRUE science comes to the table with no preconceived notions, and lets the evidence tell the story of what happened, whether or not it's what we want to hear. It happened the way it happened.

For the record, after working all night on the new live CD, the website and the new button designs, I ended up only getting 45 minutes sleep, so indeed yesterday's breakfast was a protein bar and a bottle of water at the airport on the way to Vero Beach. ;)