Category Archives: Atheism

A. C. Grayling’s The God Argument: Another Disappointment

I recently picked up a copy of a new book, The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and For Humanism by A. C. Grayling. In seeing the book, my first thoughts went to the common and tired refrain from many … Continue reading

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Unpacking a Cosmologist’s Philosophy

Last night I watched the first part of a debate between William Lane Craig and Sean Carroll. Craig is a Christian philosopher and apologist who has dealt with cosmology, and Carroll is a physicist and cosmologist who has spoken against … Continue reading

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Why Does God Not Stop All Evil?

One of modern atheists’ and skeptics’ criticisms of God is that He should stop evil. They are fond of quoting horrible circumstance X, and saying that if God existed and was good, He would certainly, at a minimum, stop X. … Continue reading

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Can We Prove Jesus’ Historical Miracles?

I recently encountered a discussion between an atheist and a Christian that went something like this: A: How do you know that Jesus did miracles and created the universe? Using your own reason, and without using the Bible, prove to me he did … Continue reading

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Response to Sam Harris The Moral Landscape

Sam Harris published a book titled The Moral Landscape. In it he attempts to hold to objective moral truth with a goal of human well being as self-evident. But he also holds that this objective moral truth is due to … Continue reading

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God, Job, and Little Johnny: A Lesson on Our Heavenly Father

Modern radical skeptics and atheists seem to have a great issue with God not explaining Himself fully. They react to passages where God declares things, makes judgements against people without taking the time to explain. One example is how God … Continue reading

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Matt Dillahunty: Messin’ With The Kid

(For the lyrics to the song, see here: http://www.bluesforpeace.com/lyrics/messin-kid.htm )

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Sam Harris’ Morality

Atheist writer Sam Harris book The Moral Landscape includes Harris’ argument for a morality ultimately based in human experience of natural physical forces. His book includes the following: Many people seem to think that because moral facts relate to our … Continue reading

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Free Will & Brain Science

Whether humans have conscious choice about their actions is an important question when discussing subjects such as morality and the soul. If God exists and has made us in His image, then we have a soul, are not merely body, … Continue reading

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Can an Atheist Have an Infinite String of Dodges?

The following is the first of Thomas Aquinas’ five ways of establishing the existence of God. For our immediate purpose, we are merely trying to establish a beginning of causes. That the first cause is known as God, or how … Continue reading

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Can God Be All Powerful and All Knowing?

I recently heard atheist Dan Barker say God cannot be both all-powerful and all-knowing. The general idea appears to be that if God is all-powerful, He would have the ability to change His mind, but if He could change His … Continue reading

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Well, Who Made God, Then?

Tonight I heard a debate between a Christian, John Mark Reynolds, and an atheist, Dan Barker. The question was “Does God Exist?” Dan Barker is an intelligent man who routinely speaks against religion and has similar debates. Midway through the … Continue reading

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Was Hitler an Atheist, Christian, or True Scotsman?

(This post is largely taken from a presentation by John Ferrer. No doubt his statements were much better than my summary, so I attribute any successes to him and any failures to me.) Adolph Hitler is often presented as an … Continue reading

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Nietzsche vs. Modern Atheists

The writer Friedrich Nietzsche (d.1900), when commenting about religious matters, was by no means a friend of Christianity. Living in Christian-influenced Europe, he taught that those who do not conform to society’s norms, including the moral norms, were the ones … Continue reading

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The Atheist Claim for the Illusion of Design is Self-Referentially Incoherent

The current view of atheist scientists seems to be, at least on a popular level, that things in the universe have an appearance of design, but that in reality this is not the case.  As Richard Dawkins has stated, “Biology … Continue reading

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Scentism & Stephen Pinker

There is a good article in the opinion pages of The New York Times. Ross Douthat evaluates Stephen Pinker’s attempt to refute the charge of scientism. Pinker seems to do what many other modern atheists have done, namely taken a populist view of … Continue reading

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A Suggestion of Proper Method to Arrive at Conclusions

It is possible for me to point out that atheism agrees with Richard Dawkins that the world is, at bottom, made up of randomness and blind pitiless indifference. If I do so, then try to hold that atheism believes this … Continue reading

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Atheists, Morality, and Blind Indifference

As I write this, a terrorist has exploded a bomb at the Boston marathon, killing some and wounding many dozens more. I recall after the 9/11 terrorist acts in Washington, afterward some people were driven toward God and some were … Continue reading

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Was God Racist When He Commanded The Destruction of Canaan?

The accusation has been made that God was racist when He commanded Israel to destroy the people of Canaan in The Old Testament The problem is that it is rather hard to be racist when both Israel and Canaan were … Continue reading

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Do You Act With A Purpose, Or Not?

Modern atheist evolutionists tell us that nature is completely purposeless, yet works toward an end, namely survival. For the most part this end is assumed and never questioned. Few people seem to see a conflict in the idea that nature is mindless and … Continue reading

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Ravi Z. on Richard Dawkins’ Mockery

Wise words from Ravi Zacharias.  

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Atheist Professor Becomes Christian

Dr. Holly Ordway has published a book titled Not God’s Type, telling her personal story. She begins “I had never in my life said a prayer, never been to a church service. Christmas meant presents and Easter meant chocolate bunnies–nothing … Continue reading

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Dear Atheists: Merry Christmas !

If people were bored enough and looked through this blog, they would find a host of posts about problems with atheism, skepticism, and non-belief. Those who disagree have not been shy with their responses. Nothing new there, anyone can find … Continue reading

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Scientists Say….But Do You Trust Them?

Modern culture views truth as having a gold standard, science. It measures all statements against scientific facts, accepting the ones that align with science and rejecting the ones that do not. Somewhere down the list are religious truths, which are … Continue reading

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Is God Bound to the Same Moral Code as We?

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” … Continue reading

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Daniel Denett on William Lane Craig

Atheist philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett is one of the “four horsemen” of the new atheist movement. Dennett is one of the more popular atheist writers of our day, and unlike Richard Dawkins, is trained in philosophy and is supposed … Continue reading

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Evil & Epicurus

In response to the evil we encounter in the worlds, many atheists seem to be conversant with the following argument: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? … Continue reading

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Is The Universe Fine-Tuned For Life?

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross and his organization Reasons To Believe have done quite a bit of research into how the world around us is structured to support life. The basic idea is that life, and specifically intelligent life, could not exist … Continue reading

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Atheist Criticisms of Richard Dawkins

An atheist professor gives his criticism of Richard Dawkins. Here we have a man who is honest enough to recognize that Christians have some intelligent answers, even if he does not appear moved by them. At the very least, he … Continue reading

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The God of the Old Testament: Righteous or a Monster?

Modern Atheists have published a lot of ink criticizing the acts of God in the Old Testament. Popular writer Richard Dawkins makes it a central theme of his key works. This blog has dealt with this previously, which you can … Continue reading

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