Thinking Out Loud

Where did Moses really get the Law from?

Hammurabi, the sixth Babylonian King, ruled Mesopotamia for 42 years from 1792 – 1750 BCE. He is probably most famous for introducing the Code of Hammurabi—one of the earliest known codes of law...

Eight reasons Christianity is false

There is very little that we can prove in this world. We can look for evidence to support claims people make and when there is robust supporting evidence, and no contrary evidence, we can conclude a c...

Jesus take the wheel

I’m probably one of the few atheists who attends church regularly. In fact, it’s very possible that I’m a more active churchgoer than many so-called religious people. The famous saying “happy wife, ha...

Can you feel God in your heart?

If you ask people why they believe in God, most will give you a reason derived from logic (however, tortured and broken it may be) but a sizable minority, ignore logic and rely entirely on their feeli...

Six things atheists do wrong

Atheists, if you aim to help believers reconsider and, perhaps, revise their unwarranted beliefs, there are some things you should be aware of. Insulting believers will not make them realize they are ...

Why the First Cause is a Lost Cause

Every effect we have observed in nature has a cause. We have extrapolated from that incomplete data set the idea that it’s reasonable to assume that EVERY effect must have a cause and we’ve named this...

How we know gods are imaginary

Across the globe and across time, humans have loved and worshipped thousands of gods. But, if one god was real and all the rest fake, we would know. Consider three possible benefits of believing in a ...

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 ...