On Moral Freedom

I recently heard a compelling argument on the issue of moral freedom from philosopher Wes Morriston. He was being interviewed on a podcast called Real Atheology, which describes itself…

An Open Letter to My Wife on Our Anniversary

Dear Deb, I have a confession to make. I didn’t know what I was doing on June 11, 1991 when I asked you to marry me. I hadn’t…

Comfort v. Truth

In a recent conversation with a beloved family member the topic turned to religion and the different things people believe. I told him I’d recently enrolled in classes…

My Junkyard

I have generated a rather big junkyard over the course of my life. It’s something I started on back in the early 1980’s and have been adding to…

From Hidden Giants

There’s a Danish artist called Thomas Dambo who created six large recycled sculptures and cleverly hid them in some of his favorite places around his hometown of Copenhagen….

Black Hole Sun

On May 7, 2017 my wife and I saw Soundgarden live at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN.  I commented to her during the show that Chris…

The Problem of Omniscience

This is the last in a series of articles addressing Irish writer Michael Nugent’s “twenty reasons why God seems implausible”, as he explained them in a debate with…

God and the Nature of Goodness

This is the fourth in a series of five articles addressing Irish writer Michael Nugent’s “twenty reasons why God seems implausible”, as he explained them in a debate…

The Problem of Perfection

This is the third in a series of five articles addressing Irish writer Michael Nugent’s “twenty reasons why God seems implausible”, as he explained them in a debate…

The Impossibility of a Changeless God

This is the second in a series of five articles addressing Irish writer Michael Nugent’s “twenty reasons why God seems implausible”, as he explained them in a debate…

Mr. Nugent’s Free for All

I first heard of Michael Nugent, the chair of Atheist Ireland, while watching a debate on the question “Does God Exist?” that occurred in March of this year…

What’s Wrong With The World?

If you’re like me you find that some days you need a break from the news. I often feel my blood pressure rising as I scan the headlines….