Christianity and flourishing

Pope Benedict, the spiritual leader of over a billion people, in his Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia, compared Europe to Africa. And he obviously much prefers Africa. He sees Europe as a sink of immorality, of self-interested peoples, who are...

A failure of empathy

I was told by a Christian that the torture and execution of Jesus was a good thing. Such a failure of empathy is truly astounding. I can only assume that my interlocutor did not really appreciate what a Roman crucifixion involved; the alternative, it...

Homophobic Cardinal

In yet another example of Christian inability to accept people are people, Cardinal Francis George compares the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan. 'Organisers [of the gay pride parade] invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have...

The Atheist's love affair with ignorance

I'm personally worried about the atheist's love afar with willful ignorance. The Bible argues against such willful ignorance: 2 Peter 3:3-7 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful...

Bad Taste

Dr Tim Stanley is a right wing, conservative, Christian fruitcake, who has a blog at the Daily Telegraph. As a nice Christmas present, he has treated all his readers to his thinking on how the War on Christmas is real and how the atheist barbarians...

The religiocentric love affair with ignorance

The religiocentric, I am persuaded, are in love with ignorance. I have come across countless illustrative examples of this love affair. They are as obsessed with the object of their heart's desire as the lust-struck Romeo and Juliet, who were so...

Soft Atheism

My first argument against Soft Atheism is that it ultimately is a faith in and of itself as all worldviews are intrinsically faith based at the core. Most of my arguments have been specifically targeting hard atheism's irrational claim that there is...

communications breakdown

This post attempts to address the miscommunication that often happens between theists and atheists. I've seen this myriad times and hope that this will help clear up some things. Theists often portray atheists as being more concerned about God than...

Christopher Hitchens is no longer an atheist

Today I heard the sad news that Christopher Hitchens is no longer an atheist.  While it is not a great shock to the world that Hitchens died today after his long struggle with cancer was finally lost today, I'm sure it came as a great shock to...

The New Conspiracy

What kind of God lets hedge fund managers win the lottery? One in cahoots with the top 1%.   For those unfamiliar with the story, 3 hedge fund managers in Conneticut won a state lottery worth millions.  Obviously, God must be on the side of those...

Mad Mullen

The adulterous, homophobe, Reverend Doctor Peter Mullen declares Richard Dawkins 'is not a proper atheist'.* The arrogant absurdities of the religious mind are truly a wonder to behold. How can belief in a deity qualify one to determine what...

Better people; atheists or Christains?

And why? NOT ACCEPTABLE: "(blank) because that's what I am and it's right." Before rushing off, answer in context of the following hypothetical situation, logically if you can: Three American middle class families know each other pretty well....

Christianity and non-violence

In the Gospels, one reads the reported words of Jesus. 'Blessed are the peacemakers,' he says, and 'Love thy enemy'. It seems unreasonable to interpret his message as anything other than pacifist. And oft times Christians will refer to the teachings...

Solipsism question

OK I almost got out of solipsism syndrome recently but 2 things still bug me. ( i have several possible solutions to these but I want opinions first). 1. Is "other minds" a nonsensical concept or a sensical one? Because you can only imagine YOUR...