Category: Apologetics


I Simply Believe in One Fewer God than You


Actually, that's not all there is to it.  I mean, it's not quite so simple.  Ricky Gervais used this argument on Stephen Colbert.  He said that there are about 3000 deities to choose from and Christians don't believe in 2,999 of them, the atheist simply goes one god further.  Gervais'...

Are All Other Religions Wrong?


A person that calls themselves "kittythedreamer" asked the following question: Why is it that Christians believe that Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Native Americans, etc. are all wrong in their beliefs? This question makes a lot of sense in our culture.  When we accept that there is no God, we must also accept...

Perhaps the Overwhelming Majority Is Right


In his article called "Only A Minority Is Right," J. H. McKenna Ph.D. argues against religious truth. His argument is based on the diversity of religious belief.  First there was polytheism, then their was monotheism along with "several sects and denominations of monotheism," then there came "other new religions" and "several thousand denominations and new...

Is Atheism a Religion?


I recently read an article in which the author insisted that public funds not go to support religious schools. The rhetoric in this article was very much in the "us" versus "them" vein. In essence, "their" views, that is those of the religious, are tainted with the irrational and divisive forces...

Ghetto and Good


Because I dabble in philosophical questions, I sometimes make comments that don't go down very well at parties: I suggested that I thought human beings are naturally evil.  There was some disagreement, and then all conversation, as it always does, turned to Donald Trump. There's quite a bit of evidence that human beings are...

Moral Lessons from Traffic Lights


We had some pretty big winds in my corner of Canada this past weekend. It really messed up the traffic lights. My daughter suggested that the various scenarios we experienced this past weekend were instructive. I went through intersections where all the lights were black. People dealt with the absence...

“If atheism is a religion then not collecting stamps is a hobby.”


Someone commented on a blog post, "If atheism is a religion then not collecting stamps is a hobby." To this another commenter replied, That only applies if you don't go to stamp collecting sites and explain why stamp collecting is stupid, produce podcasts about why stamp collecting is stupid, write...