Tag: Atheism

Is God a good theory?

An old Sean Carroll video asks whether God is a good scientific theory. The video is persuasive, but most of the arguments fall down on analysis.

Christians and evidence

Christians are sometimes accused of believing things with no evidence, or even against the evidence. But a closer look shows that the matter isn’t that simple.

A new reality

Everyone likes a story with a happy ending. Here are brief accounts of 8 people who converted from atheism to christianity, and their life ended up better.

Do you think your (dis)belief is logical?

We like to think we are logical and right in our opinions, including opinions about God. But there are reasons to question this, for both believers and non-believers. Looking at what psychologists say and what believers and unbelievers say, leads to some interesting conclusions.

Why don’t I disbelieve in God?

How do I balance 12 reasons to believe in God and 6 reasons to disbelieve? I think the theistic arguments are stronger and more fundamental. There are good reasons to believe!

A universe out of nothing vs God out of nowhere

Sherlock Holmes said: “when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” How does this apply to the universe?

Strange thoughts about brains: a casual conversation

It was just a short conversation over coffee….. …. when the conversation turned to brains. “My neurobiology lecture this morning was pretty challenging. It was about theories of how the brain does logical reasoning. They still don’t really understand it. Left me wondering about how the brain can think logically at all.” “What do you […]

The Bible: impossible to take seriously?

Sceptics often find it difficult to take the Bible seriously because of awful or silly things, or inconsistencies. Is this a reason to disbelieve in God? Or is there is another way to look at it? We need to start be examining what the Bible is, and isn’t.

Can we believe in God in the scientific age?

Has religion been replaced by science? Has science proved religion to be wrong? Is religious belief based on unjustified faith rather than hard facts?

Is God hiding or just not there?

For most people God isn’t evident in the world, but is hidden. But why would a loving God hide from us? Perhaps he’s not there after all?