What’s the Problem with the Problem of Evil? 2

A friend of mine once told me that he does not see any problem with the problem of evil — as if it weren’t any problem at all.

I do have a problem with that.

First of all, evil itself is an enormous problem. When innocent people suffer tragedy, finding words to console them is not always possible. Evil is almost always regarded as an injustice of some sort. Why then should it be tolerated at all? More…

Steven Hawking: Adding up to Zero… 17

“This may sound odd, but according to the laws of nature concerning gravity and motion, laws that are among the oldest in science, space itself is a vast store of negative energy – enough to ensure that everything adds up to zero. I’ll admit that unless mathematics is your thing, this is hard to grasp, but it’s true.”

This is a quote from Steven Hawking More…

Free to Believe 2

The so-called “New Atheism” boasts a generation of brilliant, eloquent, scientifically-minded, critical thinkers of the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Steven Hawking, and the late Christopher Hitchens. Through their best-selling books, sold-out conferences, and public debates, these celebrity intellectuals have influenced many a young mind to embrace the New Atheism and pile onto the bandwagon of disenchanted souls aspiring to eradicate religion from the face of the earth. As a result, many young amateurs have been inspired to produce a-critical videos like this one:

Two big unfounded assertions underlie the views presented in this video: first, Read more

Why I Love Jesus, Religion, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter Reply

By now, everyone’s familiar with Jefferson Bethke’s viral, “I hate religion but love Jesus,” video, which has now surpassed 16 million views on Youtube. The controversial rap-style poem provoked a plethora of video responses from Christians and atheists, and a few comical comebacks, like this one:

Classic false dichotomy

In a recent interview More…

Keep the Faith Real: an Antidote against Practical Atheism 7

I’m always surprised when I see those food products with the labels stating what would seem to be the obvious. Take a carton of milk, for example, where the label says it contains “real” milk. What is it suppose to contain? Not so obvious I guess. In a consumeristic society you can’t always expect that you are really getting what you think you are buying.

Got Faith? More…

Christopher Hitchens Dies at 62 Reply

Christopher Hitchens will be remembered for his staunch atheism and pungent attacks on religion.

Here are Christopher’s reflections on Paschal’s Wager. This is a testament of his beliefs, just a year before he would finally succumb to esophagus cancer.

Please, remember him in your prayers, and may he rest in peace. More…