Adam Houten's Blog (2)

The Old Chestnut - Free Will

One of the biggest questions we atheists usually have about religion, and Christianity specifically is "If your god is a benevolent god, why does he let us commit terrible acts, acts that many Christians would call 'evil'?"



Their answer is usually that "God gave us free will" and that it is our fault for choosing to sin (such as Adam and Eve eating the apple). I think this is a cop out answer, as most things like free will and justice are human constructs, concepts that work in our… Continue

Added by Adam Houten on May 3, 2009 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

A Question of Language

(I realise that for a first blog post this may be wordy, but I wrote this down last night and thought it would be a waste if I didn't share it).



As someone who often enjoys writing, as well as the stufy of language and words, I was inspired by a section of a TED Talk (TED talks are thirty minute lectures by some of the best minds on the planet, so if you haven't seen any yet, I will put a link in the comments) by Richard Dawkins, in which he discuses the connotations and… Continue

Added by Adam Houten on April 26, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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