Tag: Atheism

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Has religion been replaced by science?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?

Do suffering and evil prove there’s no God?

There is much beauty in our world, but also much evil and suffering. Does this prove that a good God couldn’t have created the world? Are there any reasons why suffering exists?

6 reasons to disbelieve in God?

Not long ago I completed a series of posts on 12 reasons to believe in God. So here’s the sequel! 6 reasons to disbelieve in God.

4. Freedom of choice

The story so far ….. We have seen that it is hard to explain the fact that the universe exists without some sort of cause and hard to explain its apparent design apart from a designer. Then we saw that it is also difficult to explain human consciousness on purely naturalistic terms. This post, we […]

Finding an explanation that works

Human beings are curious creatures, and most of us think about ‘big’ questions, such as “What is life all about?”, or “How did everything get here?” or “Could there be a God?”. How can a human being possibly answer these questions with any assurance? But how can we ignore these questions either? So what is […]

Susan Blackmore: there’s no ‘me’!

Have you ever wondered: if the cells in our bodies change every 10 years or so, am I still the same person I was 40 years ago?

Do we live in a moral universe? How do human rights fit in?

When Martin Luther King said “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”1, most of us like to believe he was expressing a deep truth. We want to see justice done, at least for causes we believe in. But do we live in a moral universe? What does that even […]