Category: Atheism

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Study shows Free Will is an Illusion. Really?

[~1,100 words, reading time: ~6 minutes] If you were being programmed to believe something that wasn’t true, and that lie was leading you to a harmful end, would you want to know? If there was an agenda to lead you to abandon reality and ultimately give up your freedom, would you be upset? Several weeks ...

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Do We Have Free Will, or is Free Will an Illusion?

[~2,100 words, reading time: ~10 minutes] Many scientifically-minded people claim that mankind does not have free will. Instead, they say that all of our choices are determined by physical laws, and our perception of free will is an illusion. I hope to show that this claim is either false, or if it’s true then we ...

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Why Evolution Is True: A Pragmatic Theist’s Response

In an earlier post, I claimed that the popular definition of the debate between advocates for creation and evolution is incorrect. The debate is not religion vs. science, but it is actually religion vs. religion. Both systems of origins have a faith-based worldview through which they interpret the world. Those on the naturalistic evolution side ...

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The Curriculum Battle Is Not Religion vs. Science; It’s Religion vs. Religion

Brian Boyko, a candidate for Texas state representative, recently posted an article on his website entitled “Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?”. A self-described “geek,” Boyko criticizes people of “faith” for interfering with “science” instruction. He makes some interesting points that I believe represent the arguments of many people who believe the universe ...

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Dialog with an Articulate Atheist

Last week, an editor asked to republish my article “A Christian’s Apology To Atheists”. My tweet of that news yielded quite a response from atheists on Twitter and as comments on this blog. A thoughtful atheist by the handle of @CosmoBrony wrote such an articulate response to my post that it deserved more than just ...

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A Christian’s Apology To Atheists

Dear Unbelieving Friend, I’m writing to apologize to you. My fellow Christians and I have misrepresented the Bible to you and shared a false message. In so doing, we have kept you from knowing the God who made you. Our most serious failure is our traditional doctrine that after death, people who don’t follow Christ ...