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The Tragedy of One

“We must never make the problem of pain worse than it is by vague talk about the ‘unimaginable sum of human misery…’ There is no such thing as a sum of suffering, for no one suffers it. When we have … Continue reading

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Breadth of Life

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – 19th-century philosopher John Stuart Mill (para.)  “I think it is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that eleven … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part V – “What about those who haven’t heard?”

“I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest, ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ ‘No,’ said the priest, ‘not if you did not know.’ ‘Then why,’ asked the … Continue reading

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The Myth of Kinship

“We imply, and often believe, that habitual vices are exceptional single acts, and make the opposite mistake about our virtues – like the bad tennis player who calls his normal form his ‘bad days’ and mistakes his rare successes for … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part IV – Child Abuse Through Religious Indoctrination

“…[I]sn’t it always a form of child abuse to label children as possessors of beliefs that they are too young to have thought about?” There is an entire chapter in Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion dealing with the notion of … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part III – Delusions and the Experience of God

 “Religious experiences can be easily explained in the same way as delusions, dreams, and hallucinogenic responses to drug use.” There are many statements that we only hear in books and anecdotes about conversations. They tend to become something of folklore … Continue reading

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Why There Almost Certainly is a God

“Phil: I’m a god.” “Rita: You’re God?” “Phil: I’m a god. I’m not the God… I don’t think.“ – Groundhog Day HEADLINE: MODERN SCIENCE POINTS TO THE EXISTENCE OF GOD I believe in God. I believe in the God: the … Continue reading

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