Author Archives: Jonathan Morales

About Jonathan Morales

I'm currently a second-year history and philosophy undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. Born and raised in Southern California in a community of Mexican-Americans, I've been an atheist since age 16 and have been on the search for answers to life's biggest questions from a secular perspective. My historical interests primarily deal with US international relations in the 20th and 21st century, while my philosophical interests primarily deal with meta-ethics and normative ethics. I am also an Officer Candidate in the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class, heading to Officer Candidates School this summer.

Cosmological Confusion: My issue with the Kalam Cosmological Argument

Among all the questions we can ask and reflect on, the one that always seems to trip people up concerns the Universe and the beginning of all space and time. Just where exactly did all of this come from? It’s … Continue reading

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Atheist in a foxhole: Why would an Atheist join the military?

“You know I’m not religious…” – Corporal Pat Tillman (1976-2004), in reaction to an Army chaplain who came to talk to him about returning to the NFL (link here) At the beginning of my freshman year in high school, military … Continue reading

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Why faith fails to prove the existence of God

Besides the philosophical arguments and their attempts to prove God’s existence, many retreat to the concept of faith to justify belief in God. To some, having the deep and spiritual feeling that God exists is proof enough of His existence … Continue reading

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How I Became an Atheist: Jonathan Morales

Our club will be posting personal stories of how we each came to repudiate belief in God, so stay posted for more stories! “Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to … Continue reading

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On Death and Mortality

Having recently lost my dog, the past few days have consisted mostly of crying, solitude, and a weak attempt at trying to get work done (to no effect unfortunately). Yesterday night was extremely difficult; insomnia hung over me and I … Continue reading

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There are atheists in foxholes…

“When one proudly dons a U.S military uniform, there is only one religious symbol: the American flag. There is only one religious scripture: the American Constitution. Finally, there is only one religious faith: American patriotism”- Mikey Weinstein, founder of the … Continue reading

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