Does God Disappear As Gaps In Knowledge Disappear?

It's fairly common for Christians who argue for God's existence from the apparent design of the universe, or the complexity of DNA, or just the complexity of life itself to be accused by skeptics of making a God-of-the-gaps argument. 'Ancient man' says the skeptic, 'didn't understand the phenomena … [Read more...]

How Should God Be?

Skeptics often cite some circumstance in the world to argue that God doesn't, or likely doesn't exist.  Some of the circumstances cited are particularly puzzling to me.  Here's an example of what I mean: ( -- If God were real, why aren’t his blessings spread evenly … [Read more...]

Newsweek: Is Mitt Romney A Wimp?

The cover for Newsweek suggests Republican presidential candidate may be too wimpy for the White House. … [Read more...]

Only 3 In 10 Rich Men Think Wealth Inequality Is A Problem?

In the never-ending lamentation over wealth inequality or income gap, more and more studies revealing what political liberals already believe are being conducted.  What gets me is why people spend any time on this at all -- I mean, I know why some people spend their time it.  But if those most … [Read more...]

A tax increase I support

Over the weekend my family and I were at the beach enjoying the weather when a local man drove by with his trailer in tow playing patriotic music from external speakers.  This isn't really odd in my town, he's been doing it for a few years.  The trailer is a moving billboard of sorts, basically … [Read more...]

On percentages and taxes

Now that the über-wealthy former chief of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney has decided run for president, the tax rates of Americans are now a news-worthy phenomena.  Who pays what, and whether it's "fair" is quickly becoming a political talking point.  What bothers me is politicians and advocates for … [Read more...]

Which philosophy do you use?

I had previously posed this question in a poll: Which philosophy is better: Your religious views should inform your political views; your political views should inform your religious views; or, both should be compartmentalized and neither should inform the other? I would like to know where my … [Read more...]

Embracing Homosexuality: America’s Litmus Test

Chick-Fil-A has announced its support for traditional marriage and it should come as no surprise that they have caught some flack for it.  What is surprising though is where it's coming from.  The Mayor of Boston has announced that he will use his power to prevent the fast food chain from opening in … [Read more...]

Selective Outcry

Oscar Rivera has done a wonderful job capturing my thoughts exactly. This was my comment to his post: This topic infuriates me. Chicagoland's victims have become dust under the rug. Granted, the majority of the victims were gang members who perhaps had been the triggerman for a previous … [Read more...]

Eagle Scout Renounces Award Over BSA Policy

News that the Boy Scouts of America upheld their policy prohibiting homosexuals to serve as scout masters has prompted protest from supporters of what some deem a matter of gay rights.  This protest should be expected given the attention same-sex marriage brings to the fore.  But one Eagle Scout has … [Read more...]

Does Pascal’s Wager Lead To Christianity?

Pascal's Wager isn't an evidence in favor of God's existence, even though it's often misunderstood to be one.  It's more of a cost benefit analysis between believing in or rejecting God.  Skeptics, I believe, are far too dismissive because I don't think its weight is realized.  The wager holds no … [Read more...]

Week in Review

President Obama: You aren't successful because you had ingenuity and worked hard, government helped you. (The White House) -- There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful, … [Read more...]

Reframing The Debate: Pro And Anti-Development Prevention

Those on the pro-choice side of the abortion debate are always looking for new ways to frame the debate.  I can understand why, it's difficult to gain support when there's truth in advertizing: abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.  This biological fact must be avoided if you are to … [Read more...]

Raising The Bar On The Bible

One way Christians argue for the historical reliability of the Bible is by examining it the same was as other ancient records.  A case is made that other ancient historical documents, with far less corroboration; and far fewer numbers of extant manuscripts; and much more elapsed time between the … [Read more...]

Over-reading The Bible

Whenever I criticize certain Christian practices I always get some blowback and it's often more severe than the response from Atheists when they are my target.  What I have been thinking about is -- I believe -- common to church-led Bible studies and pastors who preach expositorily.  It is the … [Read more...]

God, And Other Improbabilities

I have often criticized Atheists who hold the difficult position that God does not exist even though I think that belief is accurate to the label (See: Who Did You Say You Were Again?).  I take notice in my reading that many -- if not most -- professional Atheist philosophers won't take this … [Read more...]

What do you have to say?

Simply put I'd like to hear from people who read my blog. I want to know what you the reader like about my writing, and what you don't like. What you'd like to see more of and less of. What brought you here in the first place and what keeps you here. … [Read more...]

Republicans and Democrats on jobs

Republicans and Democrats are always at odds when it comes to economic policies.  Each opines on the benefits of their own and the perils of the other.  A great thing happened in 2010 for politics.  It was a year where new parties became occupants of the top State office all on promises to bring … [Read more...]

Week In Review

Liberal policies failing before our very eyes: (Inverster's Business Daily) -- More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of … [Read more...]

Q: Can you admit you might be wrong? A: It doesn’t matter

As someone who discusses controversial topics both online and in my personal life, I'm used to challenges to my views.  Whether it's religion, politics, abortion, or same-sex marriage, there's always someone who eventually asks: Can you at least admit it's possible you're wrong?  For as many times … [Read more...]