I am getting tired of condescending, patronizing, and manipulative Christians conceding the validity of science in order to make themselves more credible when arguing religion. It is tiresome, an obvious sales tactic, and a waste of time. If they really, truly accepted the implications of what we learn just from cosmology and biology, there is no way … More Christians and Science
The next time the cosmological argument comes up (the “first cause argument” for the existence of God), DO NOT let the Christian get away with trying to hijack logic when making this argument. The infinite regress must be applied to God as well, since he is a complex being that would have had an even … More Don’t Let Them Hijack the Cosmological Argument!
I have not been posting much due to a recent schedule change from insane to borderline-unmanageable, but I will do my best to get back to regular updating as soon as I can. In the meantime… Here are two interesting videos on creationism by scientists. Krauss is a pure genius, and I enjoy Bill Nye … More Creationism Vids
I get this question a lot, coupled with statements like, “You become your own god,” and “There is no ultimate meaning for life,” and “Who is to say murder or theft is wrong if a supreme being does not legislate it and there is no ultimate punishment,” etc. My answer is that we are accountable to … More “If there is no God, to whom are you accountable?”
I think one of the most difficult things an atheist has to overcome is creating new traditions and meaningful perspectives during holidays such as Christmas. I enjoy the spirit of giving to family members as well as those less fortunate, but there is always that nagging feeling of being on the sidelines as everyone else … More Feeling Outcast During Christmas
For a great look at this topic, read “A Universe from Nothing” by Lawrence Krauss – interesting stuff to think about. “Something can’t come from nothing, so their must be a God” (cosmological, or First Cause, argument) is not only a non sequitur when defending ones religious claims, it is also not a very good … More The Problem with “Something Can’t Come From Nothing”
The last line of this article, http://gma.yahoo.com/priests-horrible-job-telling-parents-childrens-deaths-165442686–abc-news-topstories.html a reverend says that this “was not God’s plan.” So, whenever a baby is saved from a burning building we can see the majestic work of God’s glorious power, but he just wasn’t around for this massacre? And how does this guy know God’s plan? God gets a … More Quote from School Shooting Article
God was absent from school in Newtown, Connecticut. How anyone can read the recent news of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and believe in God, I have no idea. How a loving, merciful, good, all-knowing, all-powerful God can will, preordain, or allow the slaughter of innocent children while destroying … More Where Was God?
Tracie Harris from the Atheist Experience – she has moments of brilliance. Here is a great point about the question, “What does it hurt to believe?”