Posted inEthics and Morality, Meaning & Purpose

Doubting the Lessons from Doubting Thomas: Responding to Dave Armstrong Again

Reading Time: 5 minutes I started off this debate the other day with a short piece about the unfairness of the distribution of evidence as exemplified by the Doubting Thomas episode in gJohn. Catholic Dave Armstrong replied, and I duly responded. I then finally found a comment in one of my threads, by Dave, that actually dealt with my […]

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The Double Standards Involved with Doubting Thomas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s the thing – we often hear that God wouldn’t put a cross on the moon as overwhelming evidence for his existence because it is just too overwhelming and doesn’t give people the “choice” to believe. But this is thoroughly problematic, as I discussed in this video: Let me lay some of this out in […]

Posted inComedy

Can God Have a Sense of Humour?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In short, no. And I’m of the opinion that this invalidates claims to a meaningful personhood. The idea that we should come to love God in a holy union is therefore even more problematic. I talk about it here: Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel because, maybe, one year in the far future, […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Should Atheists Bring Children into the World? Should Christians Murder Their Babies?

Reading Time: 7 minutes These are the sorts of questions you should be discussing around the dinner table with your children of a Sunday afternoon… Jayman, a Christian commenter here on occasion, pushed back on a recent article I posted concerning William Lane Craig’s position on apostates. Craig on Terminating Would-Be Apostates Jayman tried to put the ball back […]

Posted inThe Secular

On God-Fearing Theists

Reading Time: < 1 minute This video is well worth a watch. I’ll leave it here for now and then write a post on it soon. The idea of having a loving relationship within a power-dynamic that involves such imbalance and fear is really problematic. H/T Katarina Persson for the video.

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God’s Divine Foreknowledge, His Culpability and the Problem of Evil

Reading Time: 6 minutes God’s divine foreknowledge has recently raised its interesting head over the last few comment threads and I thought it would be interesting to return to the subject again. I’ll start with a quote from a commenter here, found on their Miscellanea Agnostica blog: The [reconciliation of “the problem of evil”] most apologists use is the […]

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God’s Superfluity in Creating the Universe

Reading Time: 5 minutes “God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing – or should we say “seeing”? there are no tenses in God – the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the […]

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