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Posted inFiction

Faith with a smile

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest post by Bert Bigelow, a long-time contributor to A Tippling Philosopher.  Sometimes dreams can be quite entertaining. Here is one I had recently. I was shopping for veggies at a local farmer’s market, and I noticed a guy who was watching me closely. In fact, he was staring at me. Now, I am not […]

Posted inUncategorized

Social Media Vs Mainstream Media: There is No “Vs”, the Lines Are Blurred

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long and the short of it: they are both the same, only separated (in the UK at least) by regulation. “News organisations” is another term for “information source”, which is a far more nebulous and in some sense accurate term. The modern person gets their information (some of which could be arbitrarily labelled “news”) […]

Posted inGeneral

The Revolt Against Reality

Reading Time: 5 minutes Just when victory over COVID-19 seemed in sight, the virus is staging a comeback. Vaccination rates in the U.S. have slowed to a trickle, just in time for the more-contagious Delta variant to arrive. Now it’s surging all across the country, in what CDC director Rochelle Walensky called a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. All fifty […]

Posted inThe Secular

“God’s Mercy REQUIRES God’s Unfairness”

Reading Time: 6 minutes I made some recent debate pieces about whether God is unfair because of the unequal distribution of evidence for his existence over time and place, in which I show that God is morally suboptimal because there is an unfair, unequal opportunity of access to belief in God, to God, and to God’s love. Verbose Stoic (VS), […]

Posted inUncategorized

Debating the Unequal Evidence Problem Again (II)

Reading Time: 9 minutes This is a continuation of my debate with Catholic Paul Hoffer concerning the unfairness in God in apportioning various people different evidences and punishing them (or not rewarding them intrinsically or extrinsically) in so doing. What this means is that either people go to heaven/hell on the basis of their belief in God (or belief […]

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