Conversations

Me (in response to a Facebook meme): Atheism is fundamentally incompatible with science. Atheist A: “I would like you to explain that. I would never say general creationism is fundamentally incompatible with science. As the existence of a God can not be proven or dis proven. I would say young earth creationism is incompatible with […]

Conversations With Atheists 5

This conversation occurred in a discussion thread for a video by Dr. William Craig regarding the nature of First Cause.  The atheist in question posted an identical set of objections to basically everyone who did not react negatively to the video.  Unlike previous posts, this is not paraphrased; I have simply copied and pasted the final […]

Conversations with Atheists 4

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity: —– Atheist: But you are assuming that there has to be some objective moral “truth”.  That’s just an opinion.  Morality is just about bringing the greatest good to the most people. Me: Here is a fact: If your last statement were true, then it would be an “objective moral truth”.  Here […]

Conversations with Atheists 3

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity: —– Him: You can’t possibly be so stupid and uneducated as to dismiss the theory of evolution. Me: Intelligent Design is a theory of evolution.  There are several. Him: No, there aren’t! Me: Certainly there are.  Darwinism, Neo-Darwinism, Catastrophism, and Intelligent Design off the top of my head.  I believe […]

Questions About my Religious Development

Originally posted on Home of the Little-Known Blogger:
An old friend from high school and college just asked me some rather deep question about my religious experience and beliefs. I thought that they were interesting enough to share, both the questions and my answers. For reference, I was raised in an Evangelical Church (Presbyterian); became…

Conversations with Atheists 2

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity: —– Her: You don’t need god (sic) to explain creation. Multiple universes explains exactly how our universe came to be. Me: Even if it were a valid hypothesis, which it isn’t, MUT only pushes First Cause back one step. It doesn’t eliminate the logical necessity. Her: It’s more valid that […]

Is This Free Will?

Hello, folks! It’s good to be back. I just had my first powerlifting session since returning and, while I am a bit, er, “more cuddly”, I’m still on track with my goals. Just before I left, I came across this post by Siriusbizinus. I started to reply to him, then decided that it was worth […]

Conversations With Atheists

Atheist: Do you even understand what logic is? Me: Yes, I have a thorough understanding of logic: etymologically, historically, and practically. You? —– Atheist (statement A): God is a failed hypothesis. Atheist (statement B): Just because I can’t disprove God, is no reason to believe he exists. Me: Pick one. God is an hypothesis, OR […]

Why God is Not Proved. And Why That’s Right.

Physicist Pierre-Simon Laplace is best known, among post-modern atheists, for a quote from a conversation with Napoleon Bonaparte. When Napoleon asked how he had composed an entire book on physical operations without a single reference to God, Laplace replied, “I had no need of that hypothesis.” Except, of course, that that is not at all […]