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.  Affirmed atheist, Ricky Gervais used this argument when he was a guest on Stephen Colbert.  The YouTube clip has received over 4 million views.  In the interview he said that there are about 3000 deities...

Are All Other Religions Wrong?


Are atheists more tolerant than religious people?  Are Christians intolerant of other faiths? On a site called Hubpages, 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? It generated quite...

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...

“A personal relationship with reality”?


This billboard communicates an important truth: it's good to have a relationship, personal or otherwise, with reality.  It is, however, contestable that atheism brings us into this relationship.  It does so only if there isn't a God.   If there is a God, then this is false advertising.      

The Bible Supports Slavery?


I don't care who does it; it makes me crazy. The sacrifice of truth for the sake of argument. This billboard is a case in point. In an attempt to discredit the Bible, the makers of this billboard equate first century slavery with its 16th - 18th century version.  Further,...

Does Religion Divide us?


John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with no religion.  I think the reason he wanted a world of no religion was because religion divides us.  Debate.org asked the question: Does religion divide the world? 73% of those responding said yes. Why does religion divide?  One of the respondents...