Doug is an atheist YouTuber whose channel is called PineCreek. He invited me on for an interview over the weekend. It was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Doug. At no point did I feel deceived, tricked, or uncomfortable. Doug is sometimes accused of being this way, but I think he askedContinue reading “Review of my Interview with Atheist, Doug, from PineCreek”
Neuroscientist, Michael Egnor, weighs in on some of the problems with explaining abstract thought by material means. He explains the contradictions that result from saying the mind arrises through complex neural activity. Can Materialism Explain Abstract Thought?
I have heard some Christians admit that, other than the problem of evil, the so-called “hiddenness of God” is the best argument against God. I am less impressed with this argument. The idea is more or less that if God wants us to believe in Him, why doesn’t he just show up? Why is heContinue reading “God is Not Hidden”
I came across a YouTube video the other day by popular atheist, Alex O’Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) titled “The Problem of Evil: The Free Will Defence.” Alex is enjoyable to listen to, so I usually hit play when I see a video title that grasps my attention. After listening, I decided I wanted to respond becauseContinue reading “Cosmic Skeptic, Freewill, and the Problem of Evil (Answering Atheists)”
I’ve watched a couple videos (here and here) lately between Eric Hernandez (christian) and Aron Ra (atheist) on the definition of faith. Eric argues, on the basis of Scripture, that faith is basically trust, which of course is not contrary to evidence and reason. Aron argues, on the basis of its common usage, faith isContinue reading “Aron Ra, Christian Anti-Intellectualism, and Pistis”
Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules released a popular YouTube video about two years ago titled “The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Debunked.” The video recently gained attention once again when popular Christian apologist, Cameron Bertuzzi of Capturing Christianity, made a response video to the original. After watching Cameron’s reply and the original, I thought it wouldContinue reading “Rationality Rules Debunks the Kalam: Response”
Many atheists and even many Christians think that “faith” is blindly trusting in someone/something despite the evidence. Neither group gets this from the Bible. Atheists say it because it makes Christians sound anti-intellectual, and some Christians say it because they are anti-intellectual. Both are wrong. The Deadly Atheist Meme Even Christians Get Wrong
Tom Gilson from The Stream writes about the problem of divine hiddenness. If God wants us to believe in Him, why doesn’t he make himself obvious? Tom gives a great explanation to what God really wants and what people mean when they ask this question. Why Doesn’t God Make Himself More Obvious?
Here’s an interesting article that highlights the indoctrination of American atheists and their belief that atheism = rational, religion = irrational. They view themselves as the “enlightened ones” virtuously trying to save the poor religious believers from their foolishness. Apologetics and the indoctrinated American atheist
It can be difficult to change one’s mind about deeply held beliefs. It is nearly impossible to change someone else’s mind. Here are a few reasons why people don’t change their mind in spite of counter-evidence to their beliefs. What factors are involved in how people change their beliefs?