The idea that it was the god of the bible is not really convincing. Why? If this is really the creator of the world and he told us via Jesus about him and his home called “heaven”. Why did he do it in such an ineffective and unjust way? Shouldn’t he have done it at … More Is God a racist for choosing one group of people?
I often get questions of the “What if….?” variety. People either think up or are confronted with some alternative to the Christian Worldview and can become distraught over concerns that it might be true. This seems like a bit of an overreaction. Let me explain. Walls will typically be built around fortifications in order to … More Guard the Gates Against Frivolous Doubts
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Physicists such as Lee Smolin, Bryce DeWitt, and John A. Wheeler believe that the universe may have been created inside a black hole, that when black holes form, they smear some of the stolen information into a new region of space, which we observe as a universe, and that every time a black hole does … More Why do we need God? Why can’t we have an infinite regress of universes?
Since every action presupposes an inclination first, Adam, Eve, and the angels must have had a sinful attraction to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge after the serpent tempted them. Inclinations are involuntary reactions your body has to a stimulus. For example, straight men will only choose to have sex with women if … More Why did God make Adam and Eve with the desire for sin?
In one debate atheist Edward Tabash from California asked why can we not have super natural events to help us believe in a super nature creator, and I wonder: #1 has there been any more research or progress made on this answer? #2 Is my response in danger of any logical errors? I would have … More Why doesn’t God give more or better reasons to believe?
The more I thought about God, the more I realized: Doesn’t God just postpone the deep questions about existence, rather than really answer them? The more I consider it, the more I realize that using “God” to answer the questions of meaning, existence as such, and consciousness answers the questions locally to us, but the … More Why is *THIS* God the one that exists, instead of a different one?
My question relates to the honorable burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea. Several mainstream scholars (Bart Ehrman in particular), have stated in books and blogs that Jesus probably never receive a decent burial. Ehrman basically says that Jesus, in the manner of other dissidents, was probably buried in a shallow / trench grave like … More Was Jesus *REALLY* buried by Joseph?
Matt, can you explain why is objectively true that moral being is always greater that a being that isn’t?
I have a Christian friend who says that we can know nothing empirically. He goes far enough to say that nothing can be proven with certainty. This has been bothering me because I cannot show that he is wrong. Is there a way to deal with uncertainty in our lives?