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Respecting Others Despite Their Stupid Beliefs

The first person to seriously teach me about evolution was a creationist.  I say this in all seriousness, using a non-ironic sense of the word “teach”.  This creationist was my 7th grade science teacher, who for the purposes of this essay, … Continue reading

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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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“Agora”: The atheist’s “Passion of the Christ”

A few days ago a friend of mine introduced me to a film he cleverly describes as “the atheist’s Passion of the Christ” – Agora. This Spanish-made 2009 film tells the story of Hypatia, the great philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer who researched … Continue reading

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My Problems With God

(This continues my last post: How I Became an Atheist) My high school apologetics class dealt with its subject matter as rigorously as any other class I took there.  The purpose of the first unit was to clarify for us … 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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How I Became an Atheist: Alex Freeman

For starters, my parents were both Catholic, and I was brought up in the Catholic Church.  I went to a Catholic school and attended Mass regularly throughout my childhood.  Initially, I found the whole religion thing boring; I insisted on … 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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