The evolution of religion is a fascinating topic. From an atheistic perspective, we ask the question of how! How, through the process of natural selection, did religious belief arise? and we ask the question why! Why did religious belief arise? To most theist, these two questions may not be as important. They see the propensity of a god belief to… Read more »
If you troll around the internet long enough you’ll run across an argument similar to this one: Hitler, Mao and Stalin were atheist and committed some of the most heinous acts against humanity, therefore atheism leads to mass murder and genocide. Theist frequently uses this argument when confronting atheist but is this really a valid argument? Are atheist doing themselves… Read more »
You can’t study early Christianity without studying Gnosticism. Given how we use the term today, one would think that there was a unifying sect of Gnostics amongst the early Christians. However, this is not the case. Gnosticism is a modern construction by scholars. There was not a group of early Christians calling themselves Gnostics. This is C-Webb’s Sunday School!
The other day I was on the Faith and Skepticism podcast to discuss morality. If you haven’t listened yet, head over to faithandskepticism.com and checkout episode 31. The specific topic was: Can objective morality exist without God? After the conversation was over and I had time to think back on my position, I feel like I have to clarify and expand… Read more »
I had originally intended for episode 30 to be part two of I Apologize but after looking at the teleological argument and the argument from personal experience, I was satisfied with its conclusions and I have taken William Lane Craig up on his offer and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior…nah, not really. I actually covered these… Read more »