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Understanding eternity (Hint: It’s a very long time)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether you are a heaven-and-hell-believing evangelical or a Christian universalist (where everyone gets saved), you’ll have some kind of belief in a transcendent soul living in some situation for eternity. But eternity is a very long time. Problematically so. People often seem to defend billionaires without realizing how big a billion really is and how […]

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The joy of walking

Reading Time: 3 minutes Walking is good for the environment. It is also good for the body and the soul.  A recent study suggests that walking may slow the aging process. But walking is not merely a tool for longevity. It is also an instrument of spiritual health. An MIT study found that walking increased markedly during the COVID-19 pandemic, often in response […]

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Tolerating the hypocrites: religious exemptions and the problem of belief

Reading Time: 3 minutes Americans are skeptical of religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination rules. According to a recent Pew survey, two-thirds of Americans suspect that those who claim a religious exemption are “just using religion as an excuse to avoid the vaccine.” But let’s be cautious in judging other people.  It is difficult to judge the sincerity of our own beliefs. […]

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The meager moral fruits argument

Reading Time: 7 minutes “If this conversion you speak about is truly supernatural, then why is it not more evident in the lives of so many Christians that I know?” A Hindu acquaintance to the late Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias Philosophical arguments can take on several forms: deductive, inductive, and abductive. I am becoming more of a fan of […]

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Interview: Content and Philosophy with Jonathan MS Pearce

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fellow OnlySky author Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality, to the environment, because everything is philosophy. Guest: Jonathan MS Pearce He is also the author of several books, including Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories […]