Thinking Out Loud

God vs Physics

We live on an unstable giant rock hurtling around a humongous nuclear-powered furnace at 67,000 miles per hour. The rock is simultaneously spinning on its own axis so we are all subject to rotational ...

How To Find God

Christians often implore me to find God. They assure me, if I seek God, I will find him. I know it’s possible to find gods. The ancient Greeks found Aphrodite, the ancient Persians found Ahura M...

How to prove you have a soul

The human brain has many functions. Some functions keep our bodies working such as controlling our temperature, breathing, moving muscles, providing balance and so on. Other functions relate to our pe...

What did our ancestors know?

It is undeniable that human knowledge has advanced exponentially over the past few hundred years. Two keys enabled us to unlock this knowledge: the first was a willingness to put aside some of the sup...

If evolution needed faith

Imagine I argued evolution must be true because it makes me feel wonderful when I think about it. Or, when challenged to explain why I believe in evolution, I simply ask “What do you think creat...

How to Read The Bible

The Bible starts with a creation myth. The universe did not begin in the way described, nor were the Earth and solar system formed in the way described, nor did life come about in the way described. F...

How to spot invented gods

As far as I can see, every one of the thousands of gods humans have worshiped have one thing in common—they all initially revealed themselves to just one person. And scripture, if it was written, was ...

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...

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