Explanatory Power Can’t Be the Only Factor

This post is basically a long Twitter response to my friend @sillymuddle. Silly, as I call him in my mind (or her – I don’t know for sure) is a Christian on the basis (in part) that the natural world and the universe is best explained by a god poofing it into existence. I’ve been…


Another response to sillymuddle

He wants me to read this: http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/so-you-think-you-understand.html So, when I read it, I answered the major points… The argument does NOT rest on the premise that “Everything has a cause.” Good. It’s not my argument, I agree not everything has to have a cause. Especially the universe, especially with an understanding of the huge amounts of…

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The Angry Atheist

Jesus was probably your best friend and closest confidant. When you discover (and yes, it’s a discovery, not a rejection) that he never existed, it’s a very sad thing. You mourn the loss of that close friend, just like an actual death. You go through the other stages of grief and come out angry again.


Some kids have all the luck

That’s the way it is. Some kids get firetrucks from Target, some kids get full size vinyl clings of some guy from Walgreens Baseball team or maybe Minions, but other kids… well, they get Super Mario World!

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