The Impossibility Of Miracles

Supernatural events are central to the discussion of the truth of religious claims.  Whether supernatural events ---  miracles --- are possible affects whether claims made by religions can be trusted.  For example, if miracles are not possible, Jesus did not rise from the dead, and therefore the … [Read more...]

Emotional Problems

We all have reasons why we believe the things we do, ranging from what we would admit to being vacuous, to what we believe to be well grounded -- and varying degrees in between.  Of course how others view our reasons is often very different from our own assessment.  Every once in a while, however, a … [Read more...]

Religious Extinction

Making headlines is a newly released study "conducted by Richard Wiener of the University of Arizona, and Daniel Abrams and Haley Yaple of Northwestern University, took data stretching back 100 years for those nine countries.  In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend … [Read more...]

But Where’s The Body?

Today in a landmark victory (for now) for the pro-life movement, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a bill requiring mothers seeking an abortion to wait 72 hours between the initial counseling with the doctor and having the abortion, in addition to requiring a visit to a crisis pregnancy … [Read more...]

Three Questions For Atheists

I have just three questions for Atheists that I would be genuinely grateful to have answered honestly.  Rather than speculate what the answers may be, I'd like to hear it straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.  I am sure you have had at least one asked of you previously, so you may already … [Read more...]

I Now Pronounce You Adam And Steve

I thought I might address this post I found through a comment made on another blog I read on a regular basis.  It is very short and the entirety of the post is quoted below.  I think it is safe to say the post is in no way intended to be an exhaustive argument against same-sex marriage, and in my … [Read more...]

Please Pass The White-Out

Skeptics have many reasons they offer for why they reject the authority of the Bible.  The reasons range anywhere from recording attestation of supernatural events to being edited and re-written over the centuries to suit the needs of the Church.  Among the most recurring objections are the many … [Read more...]

The Price Of Tea In China

The internet has no shortage of skeptics arguing against the existence of God.  They refer to themselves as "freethinkers".  They claim their arguments for rejecting the existence of a deity is based on logic and reason, and absent of emotion.  I have interacted with quite a few skeptics over the … [Read more...]

Here Come Da Judge

The oft quoted and ever misinterpreted Matthew 7:1, the infamous "judge not" passage is arguably the most recognizable passage in the Bible save John 3:16.  I can understand why non-Christians are ignorant of the passage's meaning since I do not expect them to read the Bible in a meaningful way.  … [Read more...]

Show Me The Money

Scholarships are a much-needed resource for students who desire higher education but are short on funds.  Many organizations, both profit and non-profit seek to have their names and brands attached to this good deed.  Most scholarships come with qualifications such as minimum GPA and residency … [Read more...]