Another day, another link for you! Sorry for all the short, almost link-only posts this week… Too many distractions. Today’s link is an article from Daylight Atheism. When I saw the title, I could not help but think, “The biggest challenge to staying Christian is that Christianity just isn’t true!” I’ll leave you with his final … More The Biggest Challenges to Staying Christian
This is mainly to point you to Neil Carter’s great article on the subject. I’ve definitely experienced a Level Two (Hobby Apologist) myself through facebook, and it was quite frustrating. It was like talking to a wall, and that wall kept reciting William Lane Craig as though he is worthy of quotation.
A friend asked me this question some months ago, and I think it’s a very intriguing puzzle. If god is omnipotent, couldn’t he create a copy of himself? Could he create a greater copy of himself? Wouldn’t doing so break all logic? Would it be logically contradictory? Could god change the laws of logic to … More Can God Make another God?
My family is very concerned that my boyfriend is abusing me. Their reasoning is mainly that I don’t keep as close contact with family anymore, I’m supporting him financially, and I met him before I’d stopped believing Catholicism so it must be his fault. Of course, I don’t keep as close contact as I used to … More On Abuse and Christianity
There’s an extremely common misconception that the Catholic Church accepts evolution. Of course, in a sense, it does. Nothing in official Catholic teaching forbids Catholics from accepting that cats and dogs and turtles all evolved from fish. Indeed, nothing in Church teaching forbids Catholics from believing that humans evolved from ape-like ancestors. What is forbidden … More Catholicism and Evolution
One of the things I do when I find an article I think I could write a blog post about is leave that tab open on my computer. This habit helps me to remember to write about that thing, but unfortunately, I have so many tabs open and so little time I can devote to … More Matt Walsh on Sex and Transgenderism
What follows are the notes I made while watching God’s Not Dead. I had intended to write a full review, and I may still do that, but I don’t have anything else to post this morning, so here you go. Did he seriously just joke about giving extra credit for using a lowercase g at … More Rebecca Watches God’s Not Dead: Raw Notes
This is a simple but profound statue that I think shows a great deal of truth: Only you can change yourself. On the other hand, here is a quote by a man I admire: In this case, I must disagree. My beliefs were based on evidence, and I was able to be convinced they were … More Changing Yourself and Convincing Believers
This is a clear demonstration of exactly the thinking that leads to books like I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. An excellent explanation is in the following video, although I think his definition of omnipotence strawmans the way theists typically use the term. Usually, theists use omnipotent to mean the power to do … More Mermaids and God
I recently found two varying opinions on the objectivity of morality. The shorter read is this reddit comment from user DeusExMentis. He says that morality could be referentially objective – that is, similar to how what is objectively south of me might be objectively north of you, what is objectively wrong in one circumstance might be … More Is Morality Objective?