Truth is not inherited

DNA

Another recycled post, a short one this time. This was first published on this blog in April 2010. Several religious friends of mine have, through the course of conversations, admitted that they are only members of their particular religions because that is the religion they were raised in. Because those are the beliefs their parents …

Like a child

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You may have heard Christians heaping praise on the faith of little children. I’ve sometimes seen it with reference to this passage from Matthew 18:1-6 (ESV), At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the …

Beauty without God

Another one from the archives. This post was originally published on this site in March 2010. One claim I’ve heard several times from believers is that, without their religion and their god, the world just wouldn’t be beautiful and mysterious and awe-inspiring. They like that sense of beauty and wonder, so they cherish their religious …

Mysterious ways

Here’s another old favorite. This post was originally published on this blog in March 2010. Believers often attribute personal good fortune to the deity or deities they worship, or otherwise proclaim the influence of their god/s on their lives and on the world. This leaves nonbelievers with a lot of pretty tough questions. Why does …

The story of Adam and Eve

A blast from the past! This post was originally published on this blog in March 2010. The account in Genesis about Adam, Eve, the serpent, and the forbidden fruit is fairly well-known. If you’re a member of a religion that includes the book of Genesis in its holy texts, you probably believe it says something …

An atheist resurrection

Hi there, friends. It’s been a very long time since I posted here. So long that I would be shocked if any of my old readers still check the site — though I know a couple of you will probably see this through Twitter, and maybe some others haven’t deleted the RSS feed from their …