Guest post by billybob Betrand Russell once exclaimed “Great God in Boots!—the ontological argument is sound!” Not sure what he was smoking that day, but it must have been some pretty good shit. The ontological argument is an attempt to prove God by logic, and I will evaluate the version … Continue reading
I suspect the question only popped into my head because I’ve been reading too much Borges lately, but it occurred to me to wonder if it would be possible in principle to develop a worthwhile, intellectually respectable form of theology. After all, theologians over the centuries have engaged in a … Continue reading
A week or so ago, I participated in a super saturated Deepak Chopra-esque woo discussion on Facebook. It astounds me that a participating member of a technologically advanced society can confidentially assert the statements I’ve captured below. I don’t know how we can dispel so many of these misconceptions but I do know … Continue reading
Pascal’s Wager can be summarized in four points: 1. If you believe in God and God does exist, you will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven: thus an infinite gain. 2. If you do not believe in God and God does exist, you will be condemned to remain in … Continue reading
As a person who requires evidence to be convinced about the reality of things, I reject dualism: the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects,non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical. Thus, it encompasses a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, and is contrasted with other positions, such as physicalism, in the mind–body … Continue reading
Zach Weiner, who creates the SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) cartoons is an atheist and many of his creations tend to have an atheistic slant. This amusing rendition of an existence guide reflects the anti-religion stance of many of his works and to my delight lists existentialism in the happy column.