Reading Time: 4 minutes At some point during our merry journey through secularism, we all encounter some benighted religious people who incredulously ask: “If you don’t believe in a god, where does your morality come from?” Religious people believe that the source of their morality is their god and that their religious belief is the exercise of that morality. […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Nothing says religious belief better than disfiguring your own genitalia. Or better still, someone else’s. But, seriously, why? From a philosophical point of view, and considering OmniGod (all-powerful, -knowing, and-loving) who designed and created everything, the procedure of circumcision, the removal of the foreskin from the penis, is bizarre. Why would God, who designed human […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · The argument against God from sporadic miracles | Jonathan MS Pearce I recently debated apologist Jonathan McLatchie about miracles and, during it, I brought up an argument I have been mulling over: the “argument against God from sporadic miracles.” This is also a position I discussed a little in my great conversation with […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this piece, I will present the views of British philosopher and leading Christian apologist Richard Swinburne, paraphrased by often using his words, in italics. The first question is, which god? He says it is that of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Christian god is called God, which distinguishes him from Yahweh or Jehovah, and […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a nonevangelical nontheist. That’s because I totally accept the fact it’s virtually impossible to convince adult true believers that the divinities they worship, for all intents and purposes, simply can’t be confirmed to exist. With that view, it seems silly trying to convince believers that their faith is folly. It’s already baked-in, impervious, even […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Blame God; forget your guilt. After all, whatever you did, God made happen. You are at the mercy of irresistible forces. Free will? What’s that?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you a parent? If you are, then I’d like you to try a thought experiment. Imagine that your 4-year-old child struts up to you and proudly hands you a colorful drawing of, well…you’re not entirely sure WHAT it is. Then she tells you that it’s a drawing of her and you, neither of whom […]
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Reading Time: 4 minutes In a fundamental sense, we’re all agnostics — true believers and heathens alike. We all seek confirmation before embracing most of our beliefs. Except, unfortunately, for religion.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why do adults who believe in imaginary divinities poo-poo their kids having relationships with invisible friends? What’s the difference?