Category Archives: philosophical reflection

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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The Reverse God of the Gaps

God of the Gaps Christians who use God to fill in the spaces at the limits of our power or understanding are often criticized of having a “god of the gaps“. We cut and paste “God” into whatever space we … Continue reading

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Ryan Bell’s Interview on “Unbelievable”

Nice interview with Ryan Bell (year as an atheist) on “Unbelievable” UK radio program.

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You can’t assert the problem of evil without assuming a non-suffering baseline for the only world you know

How is Suffering Identifiable? In pondering he problem of evil what is seldom noted is that for suffering itself to be identifiable you need to assume a baseline of non-suffering, joy, good, blessedness, peace, comfort, calm, rest, or sufficiently benign normalcy.  … Continue reading

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