The Invention of Science: The Telescope & the Book of Job

By |2020-04-04T14:12:16-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Atheism, Books, Christianity, Culture, History, Modernity, Religion, Science|

The Invention of Science by David Wootton is a dense, thought-provoking, and encyclopedic account of the Scientific Revolution. The book is an intellectual history, focusing mainly on the mental paradigm shift that the Revolution brought to Western Civilization. How man thinks about the natural world post-Revolution is not the same as how man thought before [...]

The Divine Discontent of the Atheist Heart

By |2020-03-14T16:21:51-05:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Atheism, Christianity, Culture, David Deavel, Religion, Senior Contributors|

Like all human beings, the atheist ones I’ve seen and known are always prattling on about justice and injustice. But atheists don’t seem to realize that there is such a category as “should” because there is a design for the world that we perceive. Atheists do not believe in God, but I confess that [...]

On the Fear of Religion

By |2020-02-15T11:44:04-06:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Atheism, Blaise Pascal, Christianity, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Senior Contributors, Theology|

Blaise Pascal wrote that men hate religion and “are afraid it is true.” But can we agree with him? Some have made clear a hatred for it, but do they fear it? And what about the wider culture? Do people today, generally speaking, fear religion? The renowned physicist Stephen Hawking once heckled that the [...]

Is God Dead… or Is It Nietzsche?

By |2019-06-27T12:47:45-05:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Atheism, Christianity, Europe, Religion|

The world has been and will continue to be overwhelmingly traditionally religious, whatever intellectuals like Nietzsche might have expected to the contrary, thus confirming those philosophers who contend that all civilizations must be supported by such moral frameworks… San Diego State University recently announced what it called perhaps the largest ever study of American [...]

Surprised by Faith: My Moroccan Odyssey

By |2018-12-08T07:54:49-06:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Atheism, Bradley J. Birzer, Catholicism, Christianity, Featured, Religion|

There I, a convinced atheist, stood alone in a sandy and windy world, devoid of water, trees, or anything that seemed to be alive. And I couldn’t help but wonder what madness had overcome me… The most fateful university holiday I ever experienced was way back in February 1988. Yes, during that magical and [...]

Imagine No Religion

By |2017-04-10T08:23:28-05:00February 11th, 2017|Categories: Atheism, Dwight Longenecker, Featured, Politics, Religion|

When there is no religion, the religion that exists in the vacuum—ideology—is the very worst sort of religion… After observing yet another protest march the other day I became interested in how similar to religion ideologies are. The ideology could be left wing or right wing, North, South, East or West wing. It matters [...]

The Case for Jesus: The Evidence of the Gospels

By |2019-01-16T13:10:49-06:00April 10th, 2016|Categories: Atheism, Christianity, Dwight Longenecker|

Attending Bob Jones University made me skeptical of fundamentalists. Attending Oxford University made me skeptical of liberals. I came to question the Bob Jonesers’ young-earth creationism and their Biblical literalism, but at Oxford I learned to question the assumptions (and therefore the conclusions) of the liberals’ Biblical criticism, their doubt about the historical Jesus [...]

Can Atheists Claim the Intellectual High Ground?

By |2015-10-30T09:53:52-05:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Atheism, Christianity, Featured, Intelligence, Religion, Theology|

Many atheists are assured of the truth of their position, arguing that religious beliefs are merely blind faith at best and stupidity at worst. As Richard Dawkins writes, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because [...]

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