I am reading Christopher Hitchens' book 'god is not Great' and chapter 5 concludes with an obvious but, nonetheless, important point.
Actually, the "leap of faith" - to give it the memorable name that Soren Kierkegaard bestowed upon it - is an imposture. As he himself pointed out, it is not a "leap" that can be made once and for all. It is a leap that has to go on and on being performed, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary. This effort is actually too…
It seems difficult for some people to consider hypothetical situations. For religionists this difficulty is compounded by the fact that they hold dogmas that there are some ideas which, if even considered, will doom them in some way. This results in an inability for many to imagine a reality without a god.
During the course of debating with Christians I realized that many of them have probably never seriously considered the possibility that there could be no god, and are unable to…Continue
One of the commonly misunderstood positions on the proposition of the existence of a god is agnosticism. It is often incorrectly perceived that agnosticism is somewhere in between atheism and theism and that it amounts to undecided or is some less dogmatic version of atheism.
The fact is that there are no other possible positions with regards to belief in a god than theism or atheism. You either have belief or you lack belief. Being uncertain is not having belief.…Continue
The first thing that struck me about this photo is that it is a SDA church sign, the flavor of delusion which my family suffers from. But the second thing, the message, is more interesting.
"The Most Powerful Position is On Your Knees"
This statement is so patently illogical that one wonders how they could be so bold as to put it on a sign. It seems to be in the same sentiment as the Islam belief of complete submission but I don't…Continue