What if You’re Wrong?

I have been asked, "What if you're wrong? What if God exists and you are indeed bound for hell because you don't believe? You are risking an eternity of punishment and the loss of infinite reward, simply for refusing to have faith." There are a great many flaws in that argument, but more on that... Continue Reading →

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A Passion for Truth

A while ago, a friend of mine said in passing that climate change is my passion. That's true, as far as it goes, but something about it got me thinking. While I am concerned about how we are changing the climate, my real passion is for the truth, and the global warming "controversy" is an... Continue Reading →

Atheism is Relative

A few times friends have asked me, "So, you're an atheist, now?" I responded with what is becoming my standard answer of relative atheism, which I will define for you shortly. First I have to explain what it is about that question that bothered me. I don't mind people asking me about my beliefs. If... Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Magic Show

I've been told that I should just shut up and go away. Well, not in quite such blunt terms, but that how I understand the reaction I sometimes get to my well-intentioned words of wisdom, especially in religious settings. I’m as welcome in a Christian Bible study as a skeptic at a magic show. You... Continue Reading →

The Problem of Faith

I happened across this article from February, 2012, Why the Believer Knows More About Science, by Stacy Trasancos, and I found it interesting because it illustrates what may be the single most destructive aspect of religious faith. The author attempts to explain the difference between the philosophies of the believer and the unbeliever, and apparently it... Continue Reading →

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