Contingency argument dialog

The theologian William Lane Craig defends religious belief by citing a version of Wilhelm Leibniz’s contingency argument. The argument is laid out as follows: Anything that exists has an explanation of its existence, either in the necessity of its own…

Play nice

I have been visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses five times in the past ten months. It is my practice to greet them at the door with a smile and invite them in. Although we did not make headway on theological or…

Living in the moment

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Why I am anti-religious

My idea of a good time is sitting under a shade tree, sipping a glass of iced tea, and reading a book. My idea of a bad time is witnessing the practice of religion. Why? Because religion has time and…

Brother’s keeper

The social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has argued that all humans share, with greater or lesser intensity, these five innate moral principles: Caring Fairness Group loyalty Authority Purity Haidt has admitted that there might be other virtues, such as liberty, but…

We all grieve like atheists

Believers often rely on their faith during hardship. As Psalm 9:9 tells us, “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” Religion seems especially prominent during funerals. Most funeral ceremonies consist of…