Christians believe, by definition, that there is but one way into heaven and that is the acceptance of Jesus Christ. From here, there are as many disagreements as there are churches. I picture a sliding scale with “live according to Christ’s teachings” on one side and “have complete faith that Jesus died for our, and,… Continue reading The Twofold Problem of Fairness
Heaven is, by definition, perfect, but perfection varies between thousands of virgins, streets of gold, reunions with family, or disembodied nirvana. The only thing we all agree on is that the bad things we experience in life, do not occur in heaven. The only way to ensure these bad things do not occur is if… Continue reading For Heaven To Be Perfect, You Can’t Be There
Imagine you have a son mid-puberty. He appears to grow another inch every day, but his vocal cords are struggling to keep up with the man he is becoming. You’ve had the “birds and bees” talk, but whatever knowledge or values you managed to impart were filtered through the teenage mind. One day the police… Continue reading Sin Vs Crime
I got a dog the other day, his name’s Alpha. I really went all out accommodating the pooch. I made the entire house a canine playground. I put a different bowl of food in every room. I installed ramps so that every inch of furniture could be his domain. I maxed out my treat budget.… Continue reading The Parable of Alpha & Beta
The following is my personal assessment of the validity of popular apologetic arguments. The list goes from most valid to least valid. The Fine Tuning of the Universe: Could be valid, currently based on assumptions. There are a vast number of physically possible universes. A universe that would be hospitable to the appearance of life must… Continue reading God Argument Power Rankings
Why do I talk about about something I don’t believe in? I get this a enough that I should probably address it no matter how obvious the answer are to me. Yes, answers–plural. Here’s a bunch of answers, all of which apply, some more than others, depending on the context. Because gods, as concepts, are… Continue reading Why I Talk About God
It’s easy to say that I’d abolish pain and suffering. It’s easy to say I’d end death by making everyone immortal. Too easy to make everyday sunny and meet every desire, answer every prayer, but are any of these the best move? Living life as I perceive it makes me think that taking away failures… Continue reading What Would I Do If I Were God?
Atheism isn’t a worldview. It isn’t a belief system. It’s a single belief, or as many of us phrase it, a “lack of” a single belief. It’s not a religion, it has no dogma or doctrine, and it only unites us under the same wide umbrella as the label “theism” unites the rest. Theism, as… Continue reading A Personal Relationship with Atheism