Divine Hiddenness

Why doesn't god do anything that proves that he exists? I’m not sure what proof would look like, exactly; but an omniscient god would know what would convince any individual, and an omnipotent god would have the means to do it. So why hasn’t he? He could settle the matter, once and for all, anytime … Continue reading Divine Hiddenness

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Pascal’s Wager: What If You’re Wrong?

Pascal’s Wager is one of the most popular defenses presented when you’re in an argument with a believer. It doesn’t really come up in formal debates, but it’s presented all the time in informal conversations, whether you’re visiting religious family or telling someone you’re an atheist for the first time. It seems to be sort … Continue reading Pascal’s Wager: What If You’re Wrong?

The Euthyphro Dilemma

Believers often claim that unlike atheists, they have an objective basis for morality. They’re not working with what’s socially useful, or what’s preferable to humans; but instead, they’re operating from the unassailable, objective standard of God. The idea that our morality is grounded in God’s will is what’s known as divine command theory. But DCT … Continue reading The Euthyphro Dilemma

The Satanic Panic

The Satanic Panic is a comical, but tragic, example of what can go wrong when you take Christianity seriously. We should be familiar with this case because I’m not so sure we actually learned our lesson from it, or the lesson has been applied too narrowly. This moral panic occurred because mythology was taken to … Continue reading The Satanic Panic

Satan (Podcast ep. 11)

There are so many views of Satan that it doesn’t make sense to speak of the Christian view of Satan, though he also exists in the minds of many Muslims, Jews, and people of other faiths who have very different conceptions of him. But just within the Christian tradition, there have been countless interpretations of … Continue reading Satan (Podcast ep. 11)

Biblical Prophecies (Podcast ep. 05

Ezekiel 26 is considered — unanimously, as far as I can tell — to be a fulfilled prophesy by Christian apologists. On all the websites, articles, and lists of fulfilled Biblical prophecies I could find from Christians, this one was always near the top of the list. This predicts the destruction of the city of … Continue reading Biblical Prophecies (Podcast ep. 05