Thinking Out Loud

God vs Surgeons

Here’s a test for those pastors who claim they can work miracles through God; take them to a hospital to pray for 30 patients. Ten patients have aortic valve failure and need replacement heart v...

Your inner caveman revealed

Viewing from a distance can often reveal things that cannot be seen close up. To gain a sense of perspective, it is interesting to look at our species, not for a few generations but for our entire exi...

How to prove an afterlife exists

I’ve finally worked out how to prove you will live again after you die. My method relies entirely on empirical evidence and requires no faith whatsoever. Here is the process step-by-step: Ascend...

Ten common-sense questions every believer should ask

Why, after debating this for thousands of years, are we no closer to agreeing which god is real or even if there are any gods at all? Why, over 500 years, has science continually ruled God out, but NE...

Atheists believe in nothing!

Why do religious people so often think atheists believe in nothing and stand for nothing? They couldn’t be more wrong. I stand for believing only things that are true. I stand for equal rights, equal ...

The Bible’s final metaphor

Many parts of the world (but not all) are moving away from a literal interpretation of the Bible. The evidence that the Earth was not formed before the stars; the universe was not formed in a few days...

Five days that unravel the Bible

Let’s for a moment assume that God is real, and let’s take the Genesis creation story at face-value. Many people believe that Moses was the author of the book of Genesis but I wonder where...

Theology vs Science

Theology essentially studies simple questions; does god exist and what is his nature? Despite this, and several thousand years of effort, theology has reached no consensus on either question. There ha...

How atheists indoctrinate their kids

Jonny: “Dad, we talked about God at school today. Do you believe in God?” Dad: “Some people believe there is a god; some believe there are many gods, and some believe there are none....

Christianity’s Dirty Secret

Even before children begin school, parents involve their children in religious rituals and teach them religious stories. As they grow up, children are told how important it is to BELIEVE these stories...

Walking with a believer

Let’s take a walk together this evening. Let us be friends who seek nothing more than to believe things that are true, and not believe things that are false. This evening as we walk we are talki...

This is no test

Christians say life on Earth is just a test to see who is fit for heaven. The death of a child is just a test; an earthquake is a test. Cancer, birth defects, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, malaria a...