Posts Tagged ‘atheism’

In the last post I shared where I derive my moral system. This time around I will analyze the issues with Christian morality. Christians just can’t wrap their heads around the fact that without a holy book which proclaims moral absolutes, you can still have a moral system. And, in my opinion, a more complete and socially productive one.god said it

First let’s define moral absolutes: Moral absolutes or moral absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are absolutely right or wrong. Religious moral codes are an example of this as they are derived from divine commands which are, in their view, perfect and unchangeable. “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.”ยนย  (more…)

It’s the question that I think every atheist has encountered at some point, if not the most popular one: “Well, if you don’t believe in God, where do you get your morals from?” I guess this is a valid question, but one that has been answered over and over again and they still don’t get it. Most Christians seem to have the idea that their faith is the only thing stopping them from going out and raping and murdering innocent people. I’ve even heard some go (more…)

Hi Mike, I would like to chat some time. No judging – just want to know where you are at spiritually. It is good to question…I left church at your age for all the wrong reasons…so wherever you are – you are still my almost nephew

By the way – I think your beard and ‘stache look awesome.

May 21st, 7:17pm
Hi ______, It’s great to hear from you. Thanks for the compliments. The beard disappeared last week but it may come back at some point. As far as how I’m doing spiritually and the answer is I’m doing great; although we may have slightly different definitions of the word.

About four years ago I started to ask myself why I believe what I believe and I couldn’t come up with an answer that would satisfy me so I decide to follow the evidence and began to examine my beliefs from different perspectives including the historical record, biology, and the Bible as (more…)

I suppose the first seed of doubt came in my senior year of Bible College. I was enrolled in a course called Apologetics 322 which is the study of the defense of faith. (For a more detailed explanation of Christian Apologetics click here) Curiously it was the only course that I came close to failing since I could not bring myself to perform the mental gymnastics that it took to argue many of the positions. Apologetics frustrated me since the arguments always seemed to come back to an appeal to faith, shifting the burden of proof or making presuppositions about things that could not be proven. Despite the frustration that the course created more questions than answers, it somehow did not shake my faith at the time. It would not be until several years later that these doubts would propel me to action.

Five years after graduating from Bible College, while being actively involved in ministry, I set out to find out if the belief system that I had held to my entire life was true or not. I found myself at a crossroad: (more…)