Tag Archives: god

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 […]

A virgin shall conceive

Tomorrow marks the celebration of the birth of the Nazarene. Although his actual, historical entry into the world cannot be known, December 25th is as good as any other date. We don’t know the actual date because there are no historical records, no contemporary writing or archeological evidence to clue us in, and while this […]

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 […]

In the Name of The Lord

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, where they followed the Constitution with its guarantees for Americans to have equality under the law, many who are opposed to equality for all often say that God’s law dictates what marriage is supposed to be about. By God, it’s safe to assume they mean the Israeli […]

One Thousand

I don’t mean to be trite when I say that I never expected to actually sell any copies of my book; The Biblical God Doesn’t Exist. I knew I’d buy a copy–although I have misplaced my physical book and will need to order another–but my objective in writing and ultimately publishing it was very personal. […]

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 […]

There’s still a chasm to cross

The Wall Street Journal, that bastion of free-thinking, unbiased reporting and opinion, ran an Op-Ed in which the author claims that scientific evidence about the Universe we humbly reside in is showing us the evidence for God. The author capitalized the deity so I assumed he was thinking of a specific god. Rather than run […]

Vicarious Redemption

As people celebrate Easter, I am always reminded of how immoral and unethical the basic underlying premise of Christianity is. It’s what gives rise to the “Jesus Saves” signs littered across America’s rural highways and the “Jesus died for our sins” mantra so many Christians espouse without every really thinking about what that means. One […]

From Deism To Theism

The universe is a vast, marvelous, spectacular thing beyond the comprehension of most human beings. I personally struggle with physics and am thankful and appreciative for the more brilliant minds among my fellow humans who can sort these things out and make some sense of them. It is easy to find a time in history […]