I found This Article to be helpful on comparing the oft-cited atrocities of the west in the name of “Christianity” to the holy wars of Islam. there is a stark difference between Islam and Christianity that detractors of the west and Christianity should take seriously if they want to be intellectually honest.
I also recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God for an honest discussion about the God of Christianity as well as a rebuttal of many arguments against God by the “new Atheists”.
Listen to Pascal- “I know not who sent me into the world, nor what the world is, nor what I myself am. I am terribly ignorant of everything. I know not what my body is, nor my senses, nor my soul and that part of me which thinks what I say, which reflects upon […]
I am saddened for everyone who lost a family member or friend today in Oregon. There was another mass shooting there today. There seems to be a couple a year now and we act like nothing is wrong with our national moral substance. I am embarrassed that it has gotten to this point. How dare […]
The role of faith My good friend said something the other day implying that people of faith should be comfortable with their faith or what they believe. He is right in a sense. If you are not comfortable with what you believe it will cause stress and internal strife. If a main goal of life […]
The Leibnizian Cosmological argument: Everything that exists has an explanation of its existence, either in the necessity of its own nature or in an external cause If the universe has an explanation of its existence, that explanation is something that is Uncaused, Personal, beginningless, Immaterial, Enormously Powerful, and Timeless, and Spaceless OBJECTION: I would argue […]
To me, there is a prevalent attitude regarding the nature of truth today that causes people to say things like, “let me have my truth and you can have yours” or “you have to do what is true for you”. To a point I understand this ideal. All of us are different and we have […]
On Christmas eve I had a great discussion with a family member about religion and atheism. Two days later they handed me the Christmas day Op-Ed section of the New York Times. They wanted me to read two articles that were relevant to our conversation: 1) “An Atheist’s Christmas Dream” AND 2) “Religion Without God”. […]