Atheists are great at being atheists when they only talk to other atheists or construct a straw-man theist and show how easy it is to set him on fire. A recent example is in the premiere episode of the second season of HBO’s Crashing. A conversation develops between Penn Jillette and Pete (who appears as a Christian in […]
François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), known by his pen-name, Voltaire, is reported to have said, “I don’t believe in God, but I hope my valet does so he won’t steal my spoons.” For many atheists, holding to religious tenets, at least for other people, is practical because it keeps them from stealing their stuff. In the spirit […]
I am happy to announce I will be debating atheist Dr. Richard Carrier on November 10, 2018, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. More details below. Be in prayer that the Lord will use this encounter to advance his kingdom. The interrogative for debate is, “Which worldview produces the best world?” The topic, […]
If there is no God, can there be morality? I’m not asking whether atheists are moral people and do moral things. They do, but by what unimpeachable and ultimate standard? An atheist might say that certain laws are good for the advancement of the species. But let’s not forget that as an evolved species (according […]
God’s creation of light is about more than you realize. The division between light and darkness, and the power and purpose of light, appear not only in the creation narrative but give covenantal meaning in key places throughout Scripture. Genesis 1:3 provides a foundational concept and image for great prophecies like the law and peace […]
“[P]rofessional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.” Here’s what he said: “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major […]
Three articles caught my attention. In the first one, a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor “pledged to live 2014 god-free in order to test his faith.” He “now says he is contemplating leaving religion for good.” Ryan Bell had “resigned as pastor of the church he had worked at for 19 years. He had become […]
In 6 May 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were convicted of some of the most reprehensible crimes ever to have occurred in Britain. The Moors Murderers, as they became known, were found guilty of the sexually motivated murders of children in Saddleworth Moor area of Greater Manchester area – Brady was convicted of killing […]
An atheist organization has sued the Indiana state government over its marriage statute. The atheists are arguing that the law forbids them from having their own non-religious official perform a marriage ceremony. This is where I start asking a few questions. Here’s the first one: Where in the atheistic evolutionary worldview is marriage necessary or […]
Maybe you’ve seen the headline: “Michigan Professor Strips Naked in Class, Shouts ‘There Is No F–king God’” While on a speaking tour in the North East part of the United States and Canada last week, I presented a talk on the ethical implications of atheistic evolution. I pointed out that while atheists are not by […]
What? A romantic comedy starring acting veterans Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Is it even possible for ‘Larry Crowne’ to be anything less than spectacular!? Of course, It’s not a given that any film will be great solely because of the actors, and this is unfortunately the case with ‘Larry Crowne’. Stewart takes a good look at the protagonists’ sense (or lack) of morality and whether or not Larry truly is a paragon of virtue in this episode of Movieology!
While there is great disdain for mixing traditional religious principles with science, politics, and morality, secularists don’t seem to have a problem mixing their own brand of religion with their ideology. “For many,” Douglas Young, a professor of political science and history, argues, “their new religion is politics, their faith is their ideology, and their […]
Atheism seems to be on the rise. A number of young people are taking to it like they did to disco in the 1970s. But alas, like all trends, it met its end on Disco Demolition Night July 12, 1979 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, where a crate filled with records was blown up […]
“Jane Eyre” brings romance, mystery and redemption to the screen in the newest adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale. But with dozens of movie and television portrayals, do we really need another Jane Eyre? Will this version live up to favorites from the past, or will it languish in comparison? Find out right now, on […]
Nobel Prize winning Biochemist Christian de Duve, a professor emeritus at New York City’s Rockefeller University and 1974 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, warns that “natural selection has resulted in traits such as group selfishness being coded in our genes. These were useful to our ancestors under the conditions in which […]
If atheism is true, and we evolved from pond scum, then, we are nothing more that bags of meat and bones with electricity coursing through us. The new atheists want to claim that somehow they can maintain their naturalistic, materialistic, atheistic worldview and also give some sort of moral order to it; this is impossible. […]
In today’s episode, Gary responds to an emailer on the topic of atheism and evolution and the relation to morality. Where does morality come from? Upon who’s authority is morality derived? Did morality always exist?
There’s got to be something wrong with verbal abuse and name-calling on the forums of atheist Richard Dawkins’ web site. Dawkins doesn’t think other atheists are being good participants on an ethical standard that has no basis. Will Dawkins account for his morality, or keep taking pieces of Christian ethics to make sense of his world (without God) in such a way… that, frankly, doesn’t make sense?