With the global Coronavirus pandemic (more specifically, COVID-19), it raises the prospect of god and evil. The problem of evil is one of the oldest and most persistent in all religious debate. Epicurus is credited with the first formulation of this problem at around 300 BCE with his Epicurean Paradox or Trilema: Is God willing… Read More God and Coronavirus
The main problem with the idea of sin is that it contradicts the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and timeless deity. You can have one or the other, but both at the same time is a paradox. Let me explain why. There are many versions of sin, depending on religion, custom, culture, etc. But… Read More The Religious Idea of Sin is Impossible
The Argument Science has only vindicated the existence of god and the truth of religion. There are many examples of things like the Big Bang theory where it took science many centuries to catch up to what religion already taught us about creation. So, not only does science validate religion, it shows how much more… Read More How to Debunk: “Science Vindicates The Existence of God”
The Argument If the constants of the universe (mass, energy, gravity, electromagnetic force, etc.) were slightly different, nothing would exist. If the earth was a tiny bit closer or farther away from the sun, no life would exist on it. The world, and the universe as a whole, was extremely fine-tuned for life. Considering the… Read More How to Debunk The Fine-Tuning Argument
The Argument You ask for proof of the existence of god, but the proof is all around you. Everything you see, feel, hear, touch, taste, know about—the entire universe—is the proof. You yourself are proof. You wouldn’t be here if god didn’t exist. How to Debunk It This is just a simple non sequitur argument.… Read More How to Debunk: “The Proof of God’s Existence is All Around You.”
What do you think makes god moral? Why are his commandments and actions moral by definition (as is often claimed)? If you read the Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures, you see that god is also prone to jealousy and anger at times, but even if you leave these aside, what do you think makes him… Read More What Makes God Moral?
The Argument If there are laws of nature, there must therefore be a lawgiver, and that lawgiver is god. How to debunk it The word law has two dictionary definitions: a) The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition… Read More Debunking The “Natural Lawgiver” Argument
The Argument Humans are ill-equipped to fully understand the creator of the universe. Trying to use our extremely limited perspective and understanding in order to dismiss the existence of a limitless creator is a ridiculous idea. Humans simply aren’t in a position to dismiss the existence of god. How to debunk it The main irony… Read More Debunking The “Humans Are Too Limited to Dismiss God” Argument
A god as powerful and knowledgeable as the one who created the universe could not have simply come from nothing. Nothing comes from nothing. There must have been an earlier and even more powerful creator who created god. You don’t believe me? Well, that’s your right, but I have faith in god’s creator. This faith… Read More Did God Have a Creator?
Let’s run a little thought experiment. Take a moment to think about how the world would look if all deities and religions were subjective inventions of human imagination. I think it’s safe to say that different cultures would invent different deities and religions that reflected their respective cultures. They would probably invent all sorts of… Read More How Would The World Look if All Religions Were Made-Up