Thinking Out Loud

How religions die

The genes that are dominant in any population, are those that are most successfully passed from one generation to the next. Eventually, the most successful genes will be found in almost every member o...

I used to be an atheist…

I bet every atheist has heard Christians claiming that they used to be an atheist. When I hear that, I always ask them why they were an atheist and invariably discover that they were not really atheis...

What was God’s most important job?

If Christianity is true, do you know what God’s most important job was? It wasn’t the creation of the universe or the creation of logic or the laws of physics. It wasn’t the creation...

Why atheism needs no apologists

If God was real, we wouldn’t need apologists to explain why it is so difficult to find God or why a loving God planned so much pain and suffering for us. We wouldn’t need apologists to exp...

Six reasons God would prefer to be dead

Let’s do a thought experiment. Imagine you are God—imagine you are the Hebrew god known as Elohim, Yahweh, Allah or just plain God. In an effort to make you the one “true” god and therefore, maximally...

How to prove creationism is true

If the Biblical creation story was true, the evidence for it would be all around us and overwhelming. It would the easiest thing to prove. If creationism is true, the Earth and everything upon it woul...

The truth about atheists

Before you know any atheists, you might believe the stories you hear about them. You might believe they are immoral, amoral or just evil. You might believe they are lost and aimless or they are drab, ...

The incredible story of God

God had no beginning. He was always there. He is maximally intelligent. We don’t exactly know what this means but let’s say his IQ is a few billion compared to our average IQ of 100. And h...

Christianity: Dim, Dark & Disturbing

Christianity has its dark side. Such as people who are convinced there are witches who must be killed or demons that must be exorcized, even though ‘exorcism’ can harm or, even kill people...

Four responses to Biblical slavery

You know slavery is profoundly wrong and you believe God is the only source of objective morality. You discover that God in the Bible permits holding slaves. He permits you to buy and sell slaves, to ...

Debating believers—a masterclass in under 900 words

If you’re an atheist, there’s a very good chance you have spent time debating believers. Here are my top tips to make these discussions more productive. The basics Start by remembering bel...

Do you have to be stupid to believe in God?

When I hear atheists saying people have to be stupid to believe in God, I am reminded of Christians who say you can’t have morals without God. Both statements are crass because the evidence is a...

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