Believing in God for all the wrong reasons?

I’d never heard of Anthony Magnabosco before, but I saw this on Twitter and am thrilled to interact with a question that opens up possibilities for discussion rather than shutting them down. Here’s what I would say: The first thing you have to understand about this question from the Christian Read more…

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Some Answers for the Cosmic Skeptic

Alex O’Connor, aka the Cosmic Skeptic, has a few questions for God in this video. I don’t think he believes there are any answers to these questions, but I thought I would supply some anyway… Why would God make the vast majority of the universe completely uninhabitable? And to that Read more…

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Six Arguments Against Eternal Life Examined

This is a response to part of Yuriy Stasyuk’s blog post about the atheist view of death in which he details “six reasons eternal life would inevitably become hell.” It’s a thoughtful post, and I would encourage everyone to take the time to read it before you read my response Read more…

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Is God Evil?

From my twitter feed this morning: The first thing to notice about this is that, as with most things said by the New Atheists, it’s an emotional appeal. This is not a rational, logical objection to the coherence of Christian and Jewish theology. He’s not saying that our theology is Read more…

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Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Blah Blah Blah

We’ve all heard the tired phrase, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” but I would just like to turn this around for a minute and point out: “An extraordinary universe requires an extraordinary explanation.” Don’t be so foolish as to imagine that only the religious folk have to defend extraordinary claims Read more…

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