The Buddhist Christian, on LSD

Any moral message that can be taken from Christianity is immediately undermined by the fact Christianity holds the loophole to entire avoid moral judgement: faith. A good person receives no rewards if they are not faithful, and a bad person receives no punishment if they are faithful. I’ve argued before that this is the catastrophic… Continue reading The Buddhist Christian, on LSD

xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (Part 6: the whining hyper-scepticism of facts you don’t like)

This post is going to catharticly address the hypocrisy of the blogger, xPrae, on the topic of facts evidence, as well as give a short introduction into when sources and evidence are useful. I don’t know why I do this, xPrae has so few followers as to be irrelevant. However, his pseudo-conversation was fun at… Continue reading xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (Part 6: the whining hyper-scepticism of facts you don’t like)

Questions for Theists.

What follows is 10 questions aimed at theists, along with an explanation as to why the questions are meaningful. The questions are sincere, as they have been the stumbling blocks to many a conversation about religion. What is contained in the explanations that follow the questions is not meant to limit a theist’s response, and… Continue reading Questions for Theists.

the complete inferiority of Christian ethics. (xPrae: how I defeated you so soundly (part 5))

In this post, I am going to argue that Christianity is morally inferior to both Islam and atheism. Christianity purports to answer moral questions, but instead offers a loophole that bypasses and excuses all those possible answers to morality. Islam, at least, does have a clear moral message and lacks any obvious subversion of its… Continue reading the complete inferiority of Christian ethics. (xPrae: how I defeated you so soundly (part 5))

xPrae: how I defeated you so soundly (part 4: What does Compassion Look Like?)

There are many Christians who read their Bible in an incredibly specific and generally good way. I argue this method is not Biblical, but it is good. This good method is to find Jesus’ command to “love thy neighbour” and to assume “neighbour” means “all fellow human beings”. Jesus, thus, commanded ‘universal love and compassion’,… Continue reading xPrae: how I defeated you so soundly (part 4: What does Compassion Look Like?)

xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (part 1: introduction and atheism)

Introduction I have recently been locked into a debate with a rather strange interlocutor, who I shall call xPrae (this is short for xPraetori, which in turn has a slightly different meaning on the blog in question). The strangeness comes from a number of elements, like encouraging the discussion to not cite or even use… Continue reading xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (part 1: introduction and atheism)

The second collection of answers to questions we’ve been promised atheists can’t answer

In the previous post I started answering questions from this blog post, and we got a glimpse of what the author was getting at in their attempt to question atheism: they conflate religion with creation and morality, by contrast making atheism evolution and some variety of nihilism or relativism. Now we're looking at the next 12… Continue reading The second collection of answers to questions we’ve been promised atheists can’t answer

Quick Fire Round

New Testament Round If the rise of Christianity is evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, do you also believe in the tablets Joseph Smith claimed to find because of the rise of Mormonism? Sathya Sai Baba (died 2011) Sathya Sai Baba has witnesses to his miraculous healing of others, resurrections and virgin birth (among other miracles).… Continue reading Quick Fire Round