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What Are Four Things Science Will Never Explain? – Post #1 of 2011

| December 30, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I’ve been reading physicist Edgar Andrews’ book Who Made God? and he claims that there are four things science will never explain.  Here they are: the origin of the universe the origin of the laws of nature the origin of life the origin of mind and thought Andrews understands that when […]

Is Raping Little Children Just a Matter of Taste? – Post #2 of 2011

| December 29, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some statements about the world are objectively true, meaning they are true for all people, places, and times, regardless of whether anyone actually believes the statements.  Other statements about the world are subjective, meaning they merely refer to a person’s preferences or tastes. An objective statement would be: “The sum of […]

What Is the Law of Non-Contradiction? – Post #3 of 2011

| December 28, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I am constantly amazed that there are people who try to deny the law of non-contradiction, which is the most basic principle of rational thought.  What is the law of non-contradiction?  There are at least three ways to state it: A thing cannot both be A and not-A at the same […]

How Did Jeffrey Dahmer Define Morality? – Post #4 of 2011

| December 27, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt If morality is not grounded by a transcendent standard, a standard that is above all humanity, then it collapses to relativism.  This concept is not at all difficult to understand, but relativism retains a negative enough connotation these days that atheists, who deny a transcendent, objective standard of morality, are still […]

Are Answers to Ultimate Questions Dangerous? – Post #5 of 2011

| December 26, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Four times in the past year I have heard the following kind of statement from atheists: “Religious people are dangerous because they think they have answers to ultimate questions.”  Twice these comments were uttered by personal friends of mine, and twice I heard them expressed by atheists in debates that I […]

What Does “An Eye for an Eye” Mean? – Post #6 of 2011

| December 23, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt The biblical injunction to take a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth – called lex talionis -  is repeated several times (e.g., Ex. 21:23-25; Lev. 24:17-22; Deut. 19:16-21).  Some people have read this punishment to literally mean that bodily mutilation is prescribed.  Is […]

How Do We Investigate Whether a Resurrection Occurred? – Post #7 of 2011

| December 22, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Very few skeptics with whom I’ve interacted have actually investigated the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ (there are some exceptions, but they are few in number).  The typical response is to dismiss all miracle accounts as either impossible or so improbable as to not be worth researching – […]

Former Atheist and Dawkins Follower Becomes Christian – Post #8 of 2011

| December 21, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Former atheist Richard Morgan describes his journey to Christianity in a fascinating article at The Christian Post.  Morgan participated heavily in the Richard Dawkins website forums, but what he found there turned him away from atheism to Christianity. Here is an excerpt: More than the religious debate, it was his interest […]

Was Hitler a Christian? – Post #9 of 2011

| December 20, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Because of some public statements Hitler made about Christianity, some have argued that he was a Christian himself, notwithstanding the fact that all of the the atrocities he committed were blatantly contrary to everything Jesus and his apostles ever taught.  Nevertheless, these people maintain that he considered himself a Christian. David […]

A Few Questions About Hell – Post #10 of 2011

| December 19, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Hell is an important doctrine of Christianity that seems to dismay many Christians and non-Christians, alike.  In a recent blog post, I recounted an example of a woman who is deeply disturbed by the existence of hell.  There is no way to give an exhaustive treatment of this subject in a […]

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