Tag Archives: God

Thank Random

I was an evangelical Christian for over 20 years. Whenever something good happened to me during that time, I would thank God for bestowing such favor on me. When something bad happened, I would also thank God—for being with me … Continue reading

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Climate Change Meta Writing

It’s time for a little more writing about what I write. Since my motto is “all the things your mother told you not to talk about,” you may legitimately wonder why I often write about climate change, aka global warming. … Continue reading

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Creation Paradox

Let us leave aside, for the moment, the question of benevolence, and whether it is a quality of whatever creator god may exist. We can focus on just two of this purported god’s qualities, omnipotence and omniscience. If he, she, … Continue reading

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Mocking Religion

What is the difference between criticizing religious ideas and mocking religion? It is not possible for an atheist to mock God, or for anyone to insult a religion. To an atheist, “God” is only a concept held by followers of a particular … Continue reading

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Why Pray?

Chuck Smith said, “I am convinced that prayers do not and cannot change the purposes of God ….” Assume, for the sake of argument, that God, as conceptualized by the average Christian or Muslim, exists. If God knows all and everything is proceeding according … Continue reading

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You Shall Be Gods

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a man whose moral sense I respect, posted an image on Facebook with this accompanying text: What is most godly about us is our knowledge of good and evil. That awareness, and our ability to act on our own … Continue reading

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The Trinity

I originally published some thoughts on the Trinity on October 18, 2013. It became lost in cyberspace due to technical problems, but I have developed a few new ideas since then that may contribute additional understanding. Ineffably Yours I believe the official Church teaching on the Trinity causes Christians no … Continue reading

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The Value of Absurdity

If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that … Continue reading

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The Creative God

I have a concept of god that makes sense to me. It’s probably not compatible your concept, but that’s fine, we don’t have to agree. Generally, at least in the Abrahamic religions, God is thought of as the creator of … Continue reading

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Atheism is Relative

A few times friends have asked me, “So, you’re an atheist, now?” I responded with what is becoming my standard answer of relative atheism, which I will define for you shortly. First I have to explain what it is about … Continue reading

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