Many adults, especially past the age of 40, seem to have gone beyond the point of no return with religion. They have spent so much time, energy, money, family ties, personal development and emotional/spiritual stock in their religion that it would be too difficult and too far of a journey to turn the other way, … More Point of No Return
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 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?”
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?