Paulogia’s Second Rebuttal vs. Dr Loke

Written Debate Between Dr. Andrew Loke and Paulogia Previous Entries: Dr Loke’s Opening Statement (quoted below in orange) Paulogia’s Opening Statement Dr Loke’s First Rebuttal (quoted below in green) Paulogia’s First Rebuttal Dr Loke’s Second Rebuttal (quoted below in purple) Welcome to the sixth entry in the written series between myself and Dr Andrew Loke debating the topic, “Is there goodContinue reading “Paulogia’s Second Rebuttal vs. Dr Loke”

Paulogia’s First Rebuttal vs. Dr Loke

Written Debate Between Dr. Andrew Loke and Paulogia Previous Entries: Dr Loke’s Opening Statement (quoted below in orange) Paulogia’s Opening Statement Dr Loke’s First Rebuttal (quoted below in green) Despite the fact that — at my interlocutor’s sole behest – Dr Loke and I are engaged in a debate in written format, he confusingly chose to open his firstContinue reading “Paulogia’s First Rebuttal vs. Dr Loke”

Closed-Mind is in the Eye of the Presupposer

Reasons to Believe is a creation advocate organization that generally earns my respect, if not my agreement. But a few recent articles caught my eye as uncharacteristically disingenuous. In Pseudoenzymes Illustrate Science’s Philosophical Commitments, author Dr. Fazale Rana attempts to demonstrate what he feels is a “blind spot” in methodological naturalism (we’ll define this next, hold on) usingContinue reading “Closed-Mind is in the Eye of the Presupposer”

Short Story – The Beach Baby

Long ago, about the place that would one day be New York, a journey began. The travelers did not know where they were going, but each day took a step in a direction that made them more content and more likely to continue the journey. This journey continued, winding to and fro, for nearly 4500Continue reading “Short Story – The Beach Baby”

To Those Who Escaped the Maze

I don’t know if I could express my own emotions and feelings about my life on this side of atheism any better than this podcast host could in describing his listeners. If you’d like to know the current me a little better, listen to the end. I guess attempt to find comfort that my story isContinue reading “To Those Who Escaped the Maze”

My Irrational Response to Irrational Science Denial

Despite my protestation that most theological beliefs are held with inadequate reasons, I fully support anyone who holds them. It took years of intense information pursuit to detangle myself from the indoctrination of my youth. While I wish I could provide an escape shortcut for some believers, ultimately I’m finding that I have a real peace toward those whoContinue reading “My Irrational Response to Irrational Science Denial”

The Magician-Free Illusion of Objective Morality

Based on the frequency it has been posed to me, Christians find that objective morality is particularly convincing evidence of their God. The “Moral Argument” contends not only that objective morality is a thing that exists, but that a God is required for it…. therefore God. Despite my persistent asking, no one has ever given me an example of thisContinue reading “The Magician-Free Illusion of Objective Morality”

MQFABSS #6 – What Would Change Your Mind?

The final question from My Questions For a Bible School Student was highly unoriginal. It has been asked in countless debates between theists and atheists, and should continue to be asked every single time. The answer that most theists give is some variation of “nothing”. You can imagine what it would take for you to change your mindContinue reading “MQFABSS #6 – What Would Change Your Mind?”

An Evidence Attested Resurrection?

There are times I miss being enveloped in the dry-but-rich four-part harmonies of my old Mennonite church. Around this Easter time, the music pastor would break out the mismatched plodding melody and joyous lyrics of I Serve a Risen Savior. In the chorus, the congregation liltingly professes, “You ask me how I know he lives?Continue reading “An Evidence Attested Resurrection?”