For a long time, I wrestled with the question of why, other than divine fiat, to avoid acts like murder. I could argue fear of law, but I really don’t care about the law, even though I normally follow it. Eventually, while driving home from work one day, it hit me: causing suffering is bad because suffering … More My Basis for Morality
After my last two posts, I’m feeling a little drained, so I’m just going to put a link to something funny. Seriously, this is the funniest thing I have read in quite a while: http://happyplace.someecards.com/15065/guy-comes-out-of-closet-on-facebook-to-friends-entirely-too-geeky-to-care I don’t really have a commentary on it, except that yes, CSS style sheets are great for making your web … More Friday Funnies!
I remember it being a rainy day, and I remember being in need of a shower. The rain might be a figment of my imagination. It was Sunday again. Once, I had looked forward to this day, for it meant sharing in the ritual of church. Indeed, I used to like that ritual enough that … More November 14, 2010
Before I Start Reading / First Impressions The Catholic Church has the Answer by Paul Whitcomb is a booklet, more properly than a book, being smaller than the standard six by nine paperback and weighing in at just sixty pages. It is published by Tan, which is a company famous for putting old Catholic books … More Rebecca Reads The Catholic Church has the Answer
I’ve been able to see the first two episodes, and definitely plan to watch the following eleven. I haven’t watched the original yet, so I really don’t know how it compares. I can compare Cosmos with Bill Nye’s show from the 90’s and with David Attenborough documentaries. With the ship of the imagination, it is … More New COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson
While considering what to blog about next, I decided to google “hard questions for atheists”, inspired by a link I have in my bookmarks bar of Hard Questions for Theists. I discovered a list on carm by Matt Slick, and remembering that site in particular having been recommended by one of my readers, I elected … More Answering Matt Slick’s Questions for Atheists
What would you believe if you could choose the truth? Would you want there to be a god or gods? If so, what would that god or gods be like? Why? I really have two answers to this question. One is that I would choose Catholicism because then I would have been right for the … More What would you believe if you could choose the truth and why?
Every once in a while, somebody will float the idea that atheists believe in love without evidence, so accepting that god loves you without evidence shouldn’t be a problem. I have several issues with this “argument”. I don’t believe in love without evidence. If someone doesn’t show by their actions that they care, or at … More “But You Believe in Love!”
I swear I’m not trying to make all of my titles questions; it just happens that my best title idea for a given topic keeps ending up a question. I have had the argument multiple times (usually with atheists) about whether there is or even can be scientific evidence for a god. From those discussions, … More Can Scientific Evidence for a God Exist?
My reasoning rejects the idea of blind faith. If “God” cannot accept that I will not worship him on blind faith, he is not the god I was raised to worship and serve, for he does not understand me at all. And if the god who exists does not love and understand me, why should … More Is the belief in a god something I must accept only on faith?