Christopher Ray's Blog (5)

Omniscience is impossible

(Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist)



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument from scratch, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



Among the many properties God is said to have (for reasons critically analyzed… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on July 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Unconditional worship is NEVER an appropriate attitude for humans to hold

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



God is usually defined as having the maximized forms of certain categories of properties: power, freedom, goodness, etc.; he is said to be… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 26, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

My grandmother is dying.

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



Atheism grips one's character most weakly when a loved one is dying- this is a critique well-taken, at least of the emotional appeal of atheism, though not at all of its truth. Right now, my mother's mother is probably on her last go-round, and this is inviting only for being contemplative.



She has lived with my parents for the better… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 24, 2011 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

On Psalm 23

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]





Today I had the grave misfortune of encountering on Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist blog a video of a very small, rather unformed human being with not much grasp of her language or the subject matter to which she applies it babbling… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Physicalism vs. Dualism: An Idiotic Case Study

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



With possibly a few very odd exceptions, opinions about the relationship between the mind and the brain come in two flavors. One, called dualism, holds that, despite the unusual correlation between brain injuries and mental impairments, the unusual correlation between active brains and active minds, the unusual correlation between… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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