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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…

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…

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…

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…