Category: Philosophy

The Great Debate On Morality, Post Mortem

See the recording of the debate here. Comments were preserved from the chat! I was unable to see the chat during the debate. Dan and I ended up asking each other questions instead of taking audience questions. Here is a

The Great Debate On Morality, Opening Remarks

This prospective article is drafted to outline my opening remarks for a live YouTube debate with my friend Dan Rothschild. This is part one of a series of at least two and possibly three. After the debate, I will write

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More on De Facto Rights

Many times when I discuss natural rights with people, I frame the conversation into one of de facto rights. This is because I believe natural rights, as the founding fathers and others used the term, were rights which come from

On The Rights of Children

Fee recently posted an article arguing that we should raise the voting age. A Facebook friend also posted recently, saying: The most complicated issues for either libertarianism or anarchism is anything to do with children; from conception till they are

China and the Problem of State Religion

State-lead religion has long been known to be problematic, particularly in the west, and more particularly in the United States. Today the United States has separation of church and state. This principal is properly understood as a reaction against the

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On the Plausibility of the Resurrection

Perhaps the central miracle in Christianity is the death and resurrection of Christ. At first glance, such an event seems to push the boundaries of what is possible. On second thought, however, resurrections are frequently observed even today, or perhaps

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Christianity Without Certainty is OK

I think it’s possible for a person to be certain in their own Christian faith, but I also think it’s reasonable for a person to identify as Christian without needing to demonstrate that Christianity is true with certainty. More generally,

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On Fulfillment of the OT

A friend recently asked on social media, “How do you treat the old law?” This article goes over my answer. Some Christians will have other answers*, and in other cases I will basically be echoing what Christians have said for

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Christianity and the Shadow of the Future

Prisoner’s dilemmas create a situation where, in the short run, individuals have an incentive to act in a way that does not lead to a group optimal result. In a repeated game, however, players can gain optimally through cooperation. Because

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Maybe They Were Just Fucking Busy?

Gresham’s Law applies to Christianity. Whenever a decent anti-Christian argument is defeated, a new, shittier, internet-born meme will rise in its place. Like a fucked up phoenix with the ability to vaporize goalposts. Example from AtheistRepublic, survivor of the recent,

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