Andy Tix, from “Psychology Today” writes on the non-intellectual factors that are taken into consideration by non-religious people. It is often said by atheists that Christians just believe for emotional/psychological reasons. What we are finding out is that no matter what you believe, there are strong psychological forces at play. However, none of this tellsContinue reading “The New Psychology of Atheism”
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How to Shield Your Kids from Toxic Internet Atheism
There’s a lot of trash on the internet. My critics are thinking, “Like your website.” Touché. Imagine being a young Christian that hasn’t had their faith challenged and you stumble across an internet atheist article where the author is condescending and mocking. “Religious people are idiots and deserve to be mocked.” This was the anthemContinue reading “How to Shield Your Kids from Toxic Internet Atheism”
5 Tips for Talking with Skeptics
Talking with someone who is objecting to your Christian beliefs can be intimidating. We fear that we won’t be able to adequately answer the person’s objections and will look like a fool. The intimidation and fear that a Christian feels is not unique. It is not as if Christians alone feel this way. Anyone whoseContinue reading “5 Tips for Talking with Skeptics”
What if I’m wrong?
I think anyone who truly values knowing the truth will routinely critique their current beliefs. It is important to me to continually refine my beliefs, picking out the weak spots and making them stronger, or changing them if necessary. In the process of self-examination, a question that often is brought up is: what if I’mContinue reading “What if I’m wrong?”
Review of my Interview with Atheist, Doug, from PineCreek
Doug is an atheist YouTuber whose channel is called PineCreek. He invited me on for an interview over the weekend. It was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Doug. At no point did I feel deceived, tricked, or uncomfortable. Doug is sometimes accused of being this way, but I think he askedContinue reading “Review of my Interview with Atheist, Doug, from PineCreek”
Can Materialism Explain Abstract Thought?
Neuroscientist, Michael Egnor, weighs in on some of the problems with explaining abstract thought by material means. He explains the contradictions that result from saying the mind arrises through complex neural activity. Can Materialism Explain Abstract Thought?
God is Not Hidden
I have heard some Christians admit that, other than the problem of evil, the so-called “hiddenness of God” is the best argument against God. I am less impressed with this argument. The idea is more or less that if God wants us to believe in Him, why doesn’t he just show up? Why is heContinue reading “God is Not Hidden”
Cosmic Skeptic, Freewill, and the Problem of Evil (Answering Atheists)
I came across a YouTube video the other day by popular atheist, Alex O’Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) titled “The Problem of Evil: The Free Will Defence.” Alex is enjoyable to listen to, so I usually hit play when I see a video title that grasps my attention. After listening, I decided I wanted to respond becauseContinue reading “Cosmic Skeptic, Freewill, and the Problem of Evil (Answering Atheists)”
Aron Ra, Christian Anti-Intellectualism, and Pistis
I’ve watched a couple videos (here and here) lately between Eric Hernandez (christian) and Aron Ra (atheist) on the definition of faith. Eric argues, on the basis of Scripture, that faith is basically trust, which of course is not contrary to evidence and reason. Aron argues, on the basis of its common usage, faith isContinue reading “Aron Ra, Christian Anti-Intellectualism, and Pistis”
Rationality Rules Debunks the Kalam: Response
Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules released a popular YouTube video about two years ago titled “The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Debunked.” The video recently gained attention once again when popular Christian apologist, Cameron Bertuzzi of Capturing Christianity, made a response video to the original. After watching Cameron’s reply and the original, I thought it wouldContinue reading “Rationality Rules Debunks the Kalam: Response”