Category Archives: philosophical reflection

“Way of explaining”

In Mesopotamia, in the last three days of the month of Tammuz (June/July), there was a funerary ritual called “exhibition, or exposition,” during which an image of the dead god Tammuz was exhibited. In the Northwest Semitic world Tammuz was … Continue reading

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Atheist Disillusionment and People are the Problem

HT to Josh Benton for these two pieces Atheist Disillusionment People are the Problem Two comments on these two piece: 1. Where is the connection between atheism and the moral project found in nearly all Western atheist agendas? It is … Continue reading

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Three Christian Books on my shelf Addressing the Genocidal God Objection

Three Books on my Shelf Continuing on the subject of the Moral Monster Objection These are not new objections and there is a body of literature discussing it. Most people raising the objection today probably do very little reading or … Continue reading

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The “God is a Moral Monster” Objection Stated

I find this objection to Christianity to be increasingly common among Christian defectors. I thought it might be worth while exploring it further. As you’ll see later in this series, I don’t really thing it is as much an argument … Continue reading

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“God is Dead” has no meaning in the Dyadic World

In this video from his speech to the national endowment of the humanities Walker Percy talks about the dyadic and the triadic modes of being in terms of understanding what science can and cannot address. There are no cats in this 50 … Continue reading

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Free Will vs. Real Moral Agents

We are limited by what we CAN do I may wish to choose to do or to have or to be many things. I can’t fly. I can’t live in a different time. I can’t change other people (much). We … Continue reading

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Do Atheists “Evolve” Their Communal Ideas More Quickly than Religious People? Is that a good thing?

Do Atheists “Evolve” Faster? Interesting post by Chris Stedman notes that while atheists are seen as more sympathetic to LGBTQ issues they are not uniform in this. A bit ago there was a post on the same site wondering if the … Continue reading

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