On The Definition of Faith

For the past couple centuries, if not longer, the writing has been on the wall for the religious. You can’t use reason and evidence to demonstrate to the satisfaction of an outsider that religious claims of the supernatural are true. (This was eloquently outlined in John Loftus’ book The Outsider Test for Faith) It’s no secret […]

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Polite Canadian takes on Presuppositionalists

Without a doubt, the most irritating and frustrating conversation one can have about religion is one with a presuppositionalist. It’s the rather confusing assertion that a pre-requisite for all knowledge claims anywhere ever is a believe in god. It’s another example of apologetics as conversation stopper: you must explain to me how X is possible […]

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Doublethinking: Evolution and God

A short watch exploring the more mainstream religious view that evolution is a historical fact (that is, life on this planet shares a common ancestor) but that the process was divinely guided. As George Orwell wrote: Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. The […]

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Who are you to question God?

I love this new clip from Prophet of Zod. It addresses the question, “Who are you to question God?” His first two points tackle it perfectly. First, one of the values of science and the enlightenment that any idea should be questioned to test to see if it can stand up to scrutiny. Second, you aren’t […]

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Is The Left Eating Itself

A slightly old video from Rationality Rules, a UK YouTuber that speaks to the ways of thinking I find interesting. For those unfamiliar, Brett Weinstein fell out of the sky in 2017 as a public intellectual to be taken seriously (actually he was catapulted there following some unpleasant campus protests sparked by an email he sent). […]

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