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If you credit god with your morality, do you also thank him for teaching you not to chew with your mouth open?

Assuming you have table manners, of course… Over the years, I’ve heard and read the crazy argument from morality, the idea that our morals come from god via religious teachings, from many people, even my own brother. He was quick … Continue reading

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It can be depressing when one is surrounded by morons

The first time life felt truly hopeless for me was in 1990. I’d been forced by circumstances to serve in the apartheid South African army for a year. I didn’t know what I wanted to study, so I ended up … Continue reading

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Why do atheists say you can’t prove a negative?

I no longer closely follow the debate group I mentioned recently. It does still show up in my feed though, and yesterday I saw two interesting statuses there, one of which interests me enough to write this post. The status … Continue reading

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A couple more things about atheism

Lately I’ve seen several theist debaters argue variants of Pascal’s Wager. I’ve written about it before in 2015, and if you’re interested, you can go ahead and read that old entry. But today I’m taking a different approach. Briefly, Pascal’s … Continue reading

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Why would a god demand worship?

Imagine you could create your own universe. Let’s say, hypothetically, that computer systems,  AI and neural networks were five thousand years ahead of what we have now, and one could easily create a computer program that represents a universe. You … Continue reading

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Refuting science that you don’t understand does not make your preferred god hypothesis true

I’ve written about this before, but today I’m taking a slightly different approach. Firstly I’ll present the brief version of my argument, followed by my reasons for approaching it this way. Yesterday somebody trolled a popular local atheist Facebook group … Continue reading

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That’s it! I am not debating theists any more.

I’ve tried over the years, and it is nothing but a frustrating waste of time. I’m not leaving the debate groups, and that might be a mistake. My reason for staying is that their arguments, as terrible as they are, … Continue reading

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