Is it More Rational to Believe in God?

The BBC's The Big Questions continues to captivates, today with the question of whether it is more rational to believe in God. There has been some allusion to what it means to be rational; the philosopher Julian Baggini refers to science and naturalism. But a strong definition is never given. I'd like to do that (and… Continue reading Is it More Rational to Believe in God?

7. God is the Best Explanation of the Whole Shebang

Wait, wait, wait. Mr Atheist has redeemed himself with a quote I might just steal “God plus the universe looks indistinguishable from a universe without God at all.” Okay, so our Christian claims there are two types of cause: event causes and agent causes. One of these is the domain of physics, where the other… Continue reading 7. God is the Best Explanation of the Whole Shebang

Against the Cosmological Argument: we are a rounding error in the universe

Everything the average person has ever observed about the universe is made from a very limited number of things. Everything the average person has seen is a mix of less than 100 elements from the periodic table: all the cars, the books, the DVDs, the air conditioning, people, animals and plants, planets and moons. Basically… Continue reading Against the Cosmological Argument: we are a rounding error in the universe

Something Rather than Nothing?

As I am rebuilding my sources against the cosmological argument, I thought I might as well address the simpler version of it: Why is there something rather than nothing? I'm not going to discuss the "I don't know, therefore God" line of reasoning (as everyone I bother to engage with knows that's bad reasoning) I… Continue reading Something Rather than Nothing?

An Expansion from Nonsense: rebutting the cosmological argument

There are essentially two forms of the cosmological argument, one as a syllogism that I had written extensively on and then gotten bored with before my blogs were deleted, and an oversimplified question. The question is "why is there something rather than nothing?" which I will write briefly on soon, but I recommend you buy… Continue reading An Expansion from Nonsense: rebutting the cosmological argument

On Burdens of Proof, Science and Faith

I was going to leave a comment on Amber Restorative’s (from now, just called “Amber”) blog post, The Burden is Heavy, but It’s not Mine to Bear. But my comment became long and sprawling and to be honest if I was going to put that much effort into writing something I’m going to share it… Continue reading On Burdens of Proof, Science and Faith