Thinking Out Loud

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: “Mum, we talked about God at school today. Do you believe in God?” Mum: “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...

Put up or shut up

In 1687, Isaac Newton published his book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (in English, “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”). In this ground-breaking book, he propose...

Theophysicists

We’ve all met them; there are probably millions of them in the wild. They believe in God, but they are not theologians. They believe in science, but they are not scientists. I call them theophys...

God’s IQ

The average human has an IQ of 100. The very smartest humans have IQs hovering around the 200 mark. Those blessed with such talent can do things that the rest of us can only marvel at. Kim Ung-yong wa...

Goodbye 2017, and goodbye Christianity

If you are a Christian, there is a lot that you have to take on faith; was Jesus born of a virgin? Did Jesus die and resurrect? Did Jesus ascend to heaven? Is Jesus alive today? You have no way of kno...

How myths challenge gods

It is uncontroversial that the Sumerians invented their pantheon of gods and their elegant myth explaining the creation of the world. They believed the goddess Nammu gave birth to her husband Anki. Th...

Jesus’ final miracle

If the Bible is to be believed, Jesus performed many miracles during his brief ministry, from walking on water to raising the dead. Things that are impossible for humans, Jesus could do without breaki...