Tag Archives: Belief

The Chicken or The Egg

I was recently posed this question, but it was posed rhetorically. It was used to set up an argument for the existence of a creator deity. We’ll tackle the question itself in a moment, but more importantly, I want to address why a question like this would even be used to start an argument for […]

Christianity as Reality or Philosophy

Not all conversations are worth having. While sharing our thoughts is basically the only way we have of connecting with each other, most of the encounters in our daily lives are banal and trivial, the exchange forgotten moments after conclusion. There are many weighty matters worthy of a robust discussion available to us, but one […]

Making it up as you go Along

Dedicated readers will know that my primary objective when I write on the topic of religion is to argue, hopefully persuasively, that the underlying premise is untrue. I understand that people like the sense of belonging to a community, that the idea of a continued life of some kind after our physical death has some […]

Thoughts and Prayers

Language and the associated ability to communicate has long distinguished the modern human species from our animal cousins. Cultures develop their own versions of languages and within those cultural dialects, idioms, maxims, catch phrases and cliches inevitably form. In other words, sometimes there are just things we say in certain scenarios. Depending on which part […]

Stick to the Faith

The Faithful do themselves a disservice whenever they try to logically and rationally support their beliefs. Even though they’ve had thousands of years to find evidence to support their extraordinary claims, they’ve failed, so instead they develop premises, arguments and even wagers to hang on to their beliefs, and more importantly, to hang on to […]

Believin’s got nothin to do with it

I’ve grown so weary of hearing or reading about what someone believes, most especially if that someone then goes on about how others must respect or acknowledge their beliefs, just because they believe them. There are over 7 billion humans on the planet currently, born throughout various generations and into countless cultures. It would likely […]

The Evil Deity Hypothesis

At a convention discussing free speech, an apparent murderous opponent of said freedom opened fire on the cafe where the meeting was taking place. Even though the murderer fired 40 or so rounds, he or she could only claim one victim, an innocent human being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A few […]

Think before you commemorate

The ironically named Good Friday is rapidly approaching, and for Christians everywhere it is commemorated as a fairly significant event in history: The day the Son of God was executed as a sacrifice for our sins. As a thinking person, I encourage all other persons to ponder what exactly it is they are commemorating. I […]

Belief is a tricky thing

I’ve never been consulted by anyone at Nabisco as support for their claim that the Oreo is America’s Favorite Cookie, but I assume they checked with someone.  I’ve also never been consulted by a polling service to ask me whether or not I thought a god had created humans in their present form in the […]

Origins Of The Cosmos: A Debate

As I’m wont to do on occasion, I had a little fun with The Bible by posting the following statement as my Facebook status: “Reading Joshua for Bible Study. Lots of massacre for The Lord. Putting everyone to the sword. Good stuff. Family values & morality & such.” This led to a lengthy discussion with […]