I hope this post will connect with some newer atheists who still have trouble speaking, writing, or even thinking the phrase “I am an atheist.” I hope this especially helps those who, like me, grew up in fundamentalist Christian households and have been psychologically/emotionally conditioned to understand the word “atheist” as analogous to, and on the … More “I Am an Atheist”
God created Lucifer, a high-ranking, beautiful angel who became unsatisfied worshiping God. He became filled with pride and God cast him out of Heaven and onto the Earth (to greet us innocent little humans…gee, thanks). See Ezekiel 28:12-18 (King Tyre is symbolic for Satan). Interesting note: Lucifer sinned because of pride in Heaven, and there was a … More Thoughts on Satan
I’m back after a long time off posting. Here’s a great Sam Harris video for ya!
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?”
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”
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?
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”
Over the last several years, I really, truly, sincerely tried to become a Christian. I followed the example of my Baptist pastor father and my upbringing – I read the Bible, went to church, listened to podcasts and read books on theology, prayed several times daily, etc. In a meditative state from prayer and Bible … More God Exists Only Within the Imagination