Not sure if this counts as "small talk" but what the hey .....My grandpa died early Friday morning. We were pretty close.I didn't go see him Thursday.They told me Wednesday night he was sick, and…Continue
Came out to my parents as atheist today. Did it 'soft' enough that I think they don't think I'm serious...they think I'm just doubting and searching for God. They were upset, but hid it out of…Continue
Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.I thought I might come out as atheist to my friend a couple weeks ago, when we went on a camping trip. I decided against that, but did test the waters a…Continue
Physeter has not received any gifts yet
So, I’ve noticed a lot of Christians use words when they debate.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a live debate, or an Internet discussion. Christians always use words. They will make logical arguments about why the world must have a Creator. They’ll talk about history, and claim the Bible is reliable and true. They’ll give personal experiences. They’ll talk about how morality must come from a divine law-giver, or claim life is meaningless without God.
They’ll draw on…Continue
Have you ever heard Christians say that God refuses to make his existence obvious, because he doesn’t want to force you to believe? That he doesn’t want to override your free will?
Suppose you have two caramel apples that appear identical. You ask me which one I want, and since I can’t see any difference between the two, I arbitrarily choose the apple on the right because it’s slightly larger. I bite into it and—surprise!—it’s actually a caramel onion.
I can’t eat…Continue
Ever have one of those moments where you think you’ve found something interesting and new, but it turns out to be the same old nonsense everyone else is peddling?
I found a blog on Patheos called “Science on Religion”, and I thought it sounded pretty good. It looked like either an atheist or a liberal Christian blog, based on the artwork and name. I thought it could give an interesting perspective.
It turns out it’s an excuse for Christians to crow about how real science is…Continue