xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (part 2: Understanding another religion)

Inter-faith dialogues, despite their pretty name, should be a case of pitting infallible and mutually exclusive ideas against each other: God says this vs God says that. It’s not, and that’s a good thing. Anyone who has watched an interfaith discussion in a university, on the TV or listened to one on the radio will… Continue reading xPrae: How I defeated you so soundly (part 2: Understanding another religion)

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)

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

Is Morality Real? Does it exist? Are they the same thing?

After my wordy post about whether infinity is real, I plan to continue the discussion about what it means to be real, or to exist (are they different?) by discussing morality. Regular readers will already know that I think morality can be objectively described, but so can numbers. I think I concluded that numbers aren’t… Continue reading Is Morality Real? Does it exist? Are they the same thing?