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?”
I get this a lot from Christians with whom I dialogue regarding religion. This statement presupposes that God can find me (and someone powerful enough to create such a complex universe should be able to locate one of his children and talk to him/her) and chooses not to find me. He is currently allowing me to wallow … More “I Pray God/Jesus Finds You”