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A Piece of Life

The following exchange happened between an unidentified questioner, and an Indian yogi and mystic called Jaggi Vasudev, who is more commonly known as Sadhguru. The questioner asks, “We…

On Human Decency

Author Christopher Hitchens was brilliant with a turn of phrase. In that sense, I often think of him as the C. S. Lewis of antitheism; charming, clever, intelligent,…

Is Wrong Wrong? (Intro)

Introduction I was recently talking with a colleague about an iterative question-asking technique called the “5 Whys” which was developed by Sakichi Toyoda. This tactic is used by…

Is Wrong Wrong? (Part 1)

17 Years Later The classroom was quiet save for the occasional shuffling of papers. Professor Harris was tapping away on his laptop as the class of forty or…

Is Wrong Wrong? (Part 2)

(A short story. Continued from Part 1.) “Well, that’s a pretty big leap!” said Professor Harris. “So here’s my question for you, John: Is there an objective moral…

Is Wrong Wrong? (Part 3)

(A short story. Continued from Part 2.) The professor shrugged in agreement as the class took a moment to process it all. A young bearded student in a…

Is Wrong Wrong? (Part 4)

(A short story. Continued from Part 3.) Amanda asked, “But what about environmental morality or animal cruelty? Those things don’t have anything to do with the value of…

Is Evil a Problem to Be Solved?

Another day, another mass shooting. At least this one ended relatively well for the innocent parties involved. My soul is weary of all the violence and unrest going…

An Existential Conundrum

This horrific Waffle House shooting is a textbook example of why we need reasonable gun laws. It’s also is a textbook example of why gun laws aren’t the…

Two Objections

The two primary objections to the Divine Gift-love Theodicy are defended here. 1. What About Heaven? In a 2010 debate, Dr. Bart Ehrman reasoned that if Heaven is a…

The Divine Gift-love Theodicy

If God is all-good, all-powerful and all-wise, why is there evil in the world He created? This is one of the most difficult questions a person can ask…

A Singularity

In a recent news article, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking said that he now knows what happened before the dawn of time. He had explained previously in…