I’m posting twice today to bring you a very important announcement from Mr. Oz Atheist: Evolution has been proven false! Details here.
I have previously given my views on abortion (and contraception) in a great deal of detail, and some of that will be repeated here. This post is specifically in response to Peter Kreeft’s article of the same title. He literally asks for people to show where he has gone wrong, so I intend to do my … More The Apple Argument Against Abortion
I would hope that everyone cares deeply about truth, exactly as I do. Unfortunately, I’ve encountered people who seem to care less about the truth than they do about being right and convincing others they are right by any means necessary. Usually, those means include things like “lying for Jesus” and appeals to fear or … More On Bad Apologetics
I came across this list: “The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists” While I was reading it, I could not help but think of exactly how a fundamentalist might respond to these arguments. I’m only going to paste in the title and verse quoted; there is more to the arguments in the link. 1. Women … More Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
How bad is drunkenness, anyway? This is a bit of a strange topic, so here’s some background. Occasionally, people will use the part of the Bible where Noah becomes drunk after the flood to call him a drunkard, and use that as an argument that he really isn’t that good of a man, so why … More I’m Not As Think
I found this link on social media and decided to bite. How Did You Become an Atheist? I’ve spoken of this before. The short version is that I discovered I had no good reason to believe religion, and several good reasons not to believe in any gods, starting with the lack of evidence. What happens when … More Questions for Atheists
Yeah, I still haven’t buckled down and gotten to serious work on my next series, so here’s some links I found over the last week or so that deserve a share. First up, there’s an article about how to apologize. I may never have kids and almost definitely will never be a teacher, but I … More Apologies, Church Invites, Calvin and Hobbes, Potato Salad, and Evolution
This is sparked by a reddit thread. Here’s the scenario: A professor is overseeing the final for his class. He notices that one of his students has their pen down, they have their hands over their face, and they are not paying attention to the test in any recognizable way. He goes to the student … More Does Praying for Answers on a Test Equal Cheating?
I don’t really have a reason, but I’m going to answer the questions from Ray Comfort’s “Atheist Test” anyway. I will not just give the multiple choice responses provided, however, but respond to any flawed reasoning I see as well. Otherwise, this wouldn’t be very interesting, right? Billions of years ago, a big bang produced … More The Atheist Test
It isn’t so much the hijab itself that is offensive, in my view, but the moral obligation to wear it. A woman wants to wear a hijab? That should be fine. A woman wants to wear a string bikini? That should be equally fine. (Side note: men with stupid haircuts are equally allowed to sport … More Are Hijabs Offensive?