Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:31

There must be four gospels like there are four winds of heaven and four corners of the Earth, wrote Irenaeus. This appears to have been the first Christian figure to compile the four gospels we know today as official canon, and this is the kind of criteria he used.

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:46

When a non-believer falls upon hard times, he or she sees it and hears it more clearly, in all its illogical absurdity:

"You should believe in God, you see! Stop being an atheist."

In your disbelief, you go to point out for the hundredth time:

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:28

In his 1986 book "The Blind Watchmaker" Richard Dawkins recalls expressing his position that he couldn't imagine being an atheist before Darwin. As it happens, there WERE atheists before Darwin, and theories of evolution go back to ancient Greece. It's curious, because he also believes God is in itself a bad explanation (would it still be if evolution were false?). It's a shame if Mr. Dawkins (who I have recently met) is unaware of it, but there is a great legacy of atheist pioneers that helped forge the modern world and cut through the fog and terror of religious faith.