It’s 12-12-12 today ((or was exactly 2,000 years ago to be pedantic)), and we are nearing the day (21-12-2012) which is heralded by some as something of an apocalypse and an end-of-the-world event. Among other things, this highlights to me the reality that scientific discovery does not wipe out superstition. People have always been superstitious… Continue reading same as always
When it comes to discussing certain topics, we all know (and some of us have been?) ‘that guy’ ((yes, I do think the stereotype holds true; argumentatives tend to be fellas more often than ladies??)) whose style of engagement seems to harm rather than help the conversation. I think (and know from my own experience)… Continue reading rooted reaching
The reason coin: Theism has an idea of what a god is. It then turns to look at the world and finds its idea more or less confirmed. Atheism has an idea of what a god is. It looks at the world and finds its idea more or less unconfirmed. Theism and atheism are two… Continue reading reason coin & revealed christ
Those who hold that all things (the universe/multiverse/whatever) began to exist and were created (by an ultimate Creator or First/bottom Cause), and those who hold that all things (the universe/multiverse/whatever) ‘have always existed in some form/state’ agree on (at least) one point… …namely that there is indeed an uncreated ‘thing’ which cannot be questioned, caused,… Continue reading uncreated thing
Cheers to Bryson for directing me to an essay, which I discovered was one over several over at The John Templeton Foundation. The essays are comprised answers to ‘big questions’ from a variety of perspectives – theist, atheist and agnostic. They make for interesting reading whatever your beliefs are. Two of the ‘big questions‘ essays… Continue reading ‘big question’ essays
Thanks, Ian Luxmoore… …for a friendly, respectful, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable conversation about life, god, the universe, morality and all the rest.
The Christian response to the ‘Faithful Science’ day-conference have been mixed. Most of the appreciative and complementary feedback has been email or verbal. As for the less-appreciative feedback, unfortunately it’s been more public. First, the Christian newspaper “Challenge Weekly” published a (to say it kindly) selective and less-than-inaccurate piece entitled “Conference fuels Controversy” (which can… Continue reading mixed responses
Ken Perrott recently drew attention to a new book called The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God by Geoffrey Berg. At the site related to the book, there are summaries of the (as the site says) “six improved arguments for atheism”. Now, I’m terribly sorry, but if these are… Continue reading illogical atheism
Blamentations (pronounced: Blah-men-tay-shins; combining the words ‘blog’ and ‘lamentations’).