Category Archives: Sam Harris

Is religion the primary cause of violence?

Religion divides but is it the primary source of most, if not all, of the violent enmities of the world? Continue reading

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Faith in science?

Naive young people are vulnerable to the impression that science has conclusively proven that nothing beyond nature could have any conceivable relevance to what happens in nature. Continue reading

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Mind and Cosmos

  Three notable reviews of Thomas Nagel’s book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False (Oxford University Press, 2012). By Alvin Plantinga By Thomas Woodward  By Andrew Ferguson In an earlier book (“The Last Word),” Nagel … Continue reading

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Emperors of New Atheism have no clothes

Just got a copy of “Atheism’s New Clothes: Exploring and exposing the claims of the New Atheists,” by David Glass, IVP/Apollos (18 May, 2012). In Atheism’s New Clothes, David Glass explores the primary works of so-called “New Atheism” including Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the … Continue reading

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Are you tired of being forced into a culturally mandated way of thinking?

  The reigning viewpoint of the academy is that the physical, material universe is all there is, was, or ever will be. The only real world is the world of the five senses. The ceiling is in place, the windows … Continue reading

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Five reasons not to be an atheist

1. Atheism is irrational It’s simply irrational to look at anything with the kind of design we find in this world and to assume that no intelligent mind was behind it. I am not suggesting that this solves all problems … Continue reading

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7 Links worth seeing

  Evangelical Leaders Call for Immigration Reform As evangelical Christian leaders, we call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that: • Respects the God-given dignity of every person • Protects the unity of the immediate family • Respects the rule of law • Guarantees secure national borders • Ensures fairness … Continue reading

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Who Created God?

On the surface, “Who designed God?” sounds like a good question. Upon further investigation, however, it is a question with significant logical deficiencies. Continue reading

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What difference does God make?

Our existence as humans is most certainly a cosmic accident if there is no personal Creator.  We exist by chance, not by design or purpose. And, if this is an accurate accounting for our existence, several facts follow: All notions … Continue reading

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Where are the profound atheists?

On my flight to Orlando, Florida this morning, I enjoyed a collection of essays (In the Aftermath: Provocations and Laments) by David Bentley Hart. Few authors challenge me as much as Hart. Early in the book, Hart laments a lack of … Continue reading

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