I'd be very grateful if someone could decipher the following hypothesis that was presented to me during a discussion on "intelligence". I'm baffled...---"Intelligence exists. The question is whether…Continue
According to Richard Dawkins: "Most churchmen these days wisely disown the horrific genocides ordered by the God of the Old Testament. You would search far to find a modern preacher willing to defend…Continue
Recently I started a discussion on a religious forum regarding the atrocities committed by Yahweh in the Old Testament. It had been put to me that human morality comes from "higher moral authority"…Continue
Jim has not received any gifts yet
This is an exchange I had with a Christian in another forum, who was attempting to explain the meaning of Faith. It seems faith in God is nothing special - it's the same kind of trust that I would put in Amazon delivering on time. Or something like that... Christian view is black italics. My responses in blue italics...
What Is Faith? HOW would you define faith? Some equate it with blind belief.…Continue
Someone recently sent me his life story to demonstrate my foolishness for being an atheist. I think I may have spotted a flaw in his argument, but maybe I'm wrong...
I was born on Aug 7, 1944 in Hattiesburg, Ms. I was born 7 years after my mother and father were married and my brother was born 7 years later on dec 14th. My wife was born on apr 7, 1946 and my son…
The most vocal of theists insist on telling me that people can't be good without God, there's no purpose in life without God, and so on.
The obvious response is an old argument: Without God to police them, the religious would turn into law breakers or manic depressives, whilst atheists would carry on as normal.
It makes me wonder if I'm putting the world at risk by debating with theist fundamentalists. What if I persuaded one of them that there's no God? Would…Continue