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 Christians expect to live eternally, and indeed to that extent, we should expect these folks … Read more Christianity and the Shadow of the Future

Continuing Trends in Religion

Pew continues to do good research on religious growth trends. The indication is that Islam is growing and will continue to grow rapidly through 2060, although it is not expected to overtake Christianity in terms of world population share. You may have heard that eastern religion, such as Buddhism, and the religiously unaffiliated are on … Read more Continuing Trends in Religion

Against Moral Autodeterminism

This article argues that secular moral autodetermism is an equally poor option compared to secular nihilism, and therefore secularism is once again non-preferred to Christianity. Countless somebodies and nobodies have written on Rules for Life. The trend is given new attention with Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life and Chris Pratt’s equally good 9 Rules for … Read more Against Moral Autodeterminism

Another Link Re Education and Irreligion

I previously argued that the argument “Education is correlated with secularism” is fallacious. This article adds another scholarly article to the pile of evidence that the aforementioned argument is fallacious. Tldr: Scientists and highly educated folks typically decide on their secularism in adolescence, before these individuals choose a career in science. This adds to an … Read more Another Link Re Education and Irreligion

More on Miracles

This article reviews two articles I recently encountered related to miracles: 74% Of Doctors Believe In Miracles, 55% Have Seen Them From a fellow atheist: How unlikely would an event have to be for you to consider it divine providence? From the first article: The poll also indicated that American physicians are surprisingly religious, with … Read more More on Miracles

An Odd Argument for Belief in God – The Vandivierian Wager

Note: This article was originally featured in April 2013 a guest blog article on JTHMishMash, but that site has since gone offline. So I am publishing it here. In this article I cover an original argument for belief in God. If this argument holds then belief in the Christian God is preferable to other worldviews. … Read more An Odd Argument for Belief in God – The Vandivierian Wager

On the Apparent Link Between Atheism and Intelligence

This article points out problems with the apparent link between atheism and intelligence, provides reason to think that strength of belief in Christianity may be correlated with intelligence, and reminds people that intelligence is at best a weak indicator on whether or not atheism is true and Christianity is false. Let’s start with this typical … Read more On the Apparent Link Between Atheism and Intelligence

6 Reasons Christianity is More Conducive to Libertarianism Than Secularism

In this article I will give 6 reasons why Christianity is more consistent with and conducive to libertarianism than secularism is. Recently at PorcFest, a very cool event in my opinion, Adam Kokesh hosted a talk between Stefan Molyneux and Ernest Hancock on the topic of atheism and anarchy. I liked the talk and I think … Read more 6 Reasons Christianity is More Conducive to Libertarianism Than Secularism

New Atheism Is Contradictory, Ignorant of Christianity

This recent article detailed the fact that an atheist monument has recently been erected in Florida, and it may be the first atheist monument allowed on government property in the US. I’m glad they erected the monument. My hope is that it represents a paradigm shift in the community where, rather than seeking to silence … Read more New Atheism Is Contradictory, Ignorant of Christianity