What do I mean by creator god? Not only do I mean the kind depicted by the Bible and other creation myths (e.g. Babylonian, Egyptian), but any god who personally creates our universe for us. This type of god is different from what goes by the name of a deist god. The difference between the … More Is There A Creator God?
First, the description I will give of the ethics of care is based on my own development of it. My familiarity of the literature on this type of ethical theory is limited. I have only came across it here and there, and also in an introductory book on ethics I read within the past year. … More What Is and What Can Be Done with the Ethics of Care?
Well, you should be. Yeah, Eve. She just might be the most courageous person in all the Bible even if she is a fictional character. This is if you deem intellectual courage as a form of courage; although, it was also a form of physical courage because of the sentence of death that was held … More Are You a Fan of Eve?
What believers am I talking about? Mainly those of the Christian fundamentalist type. Although, I think it would be safe to include a majority of Muslims as well. Even some orthodox Jews could fall into this category. I will most often use the term fundamentalist. Fundamentalists believe in the inerrancy of their sacred texts (the … More If Religion Is the Truth, Why Are Certain Believers Afraid of Science and Rationalism?
[Preface: This is my second Christmas blog post, and hopefully it will turn into an annual event. My first blog was Does Santa Claus Exist?.] The first thing I will say is that the meaning of Christmas to an atheist definitely does not include the pious rhyme: “Jesus is the reason for the season.” This … More What Can Christmas Mean to an Atheist?
Or, at least a definition that is satisfactory to me. In this post I will explore what I think are two definitions of spirituality. The first definition I came up with (back in the early 1990s) is spirituality is the search for order. As a teaser, this would be close to the popular*¹ Einsteinian version … More Can Spirituality Be Defined?
What cherries am I talking about? I am talking about cherry picking written texts, most often heard in reference to the Bible. So, I will discuss cherry picking in general, and its use in sacred texts like the Bible and the Koran. Cherry picking could even be applied to non-textual experiences. For one we cannot … More Do You Want to Pick Some Cherries?