Naturalistic Atheism Is An Extraordinarily Strange and Unlikely Worldview

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The other day I listed 50 facts and features of reality that Christianity explains better than any other worldview I know of. Every worldview has a way of explaining these 50 things, but only Christianity does so without having to force-fit these facts into its philosophy. Other worldviews take one or more of them to be unreal in […]

25 Lies Dominating Western Culture Today

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25 Lies Dominating Western Culture Today … and seeking to rule over your own view of reality. Not one of these is true. Even Christians are falling for some of them, though — especially the last three. Humans are unexceptional among the animals. Human nature is malleable according to human will. Innocent, defenseless human life is dispensable without moral […]

The Rise of the Nones and the Collapse of the Middle

Published at BreakPoint this week, The Rise of the Nones and the Collapse of the Middle, including, On first glance it might appear that Christianity is in decline. The truth is rather more complex–in some ways encouraging and in other ways ominous, for what the numbers signify is a widening polarization of American society due […]

Michael Shermer’s Inadvertent Argument for Christianity

A reader wrote and asked me if I had seen Michael Shermer’s Salon article, “Bill Maher is right about religion.” I hadn’t. The article is subtitled, “The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress.” I found it, well, ridiculous. Misguided Criticism of Normal Human Groups There’s too much wrong there to respond […]

Stand Firm!

Anthony Esolen speaks with astonishing accuracy and breathtaking power in the current Touchstone. (Did you notice I’ve begun advertising Touchstone here? Esolen is one reason you should read it.) After a short history lesson on the Arian controversy, he goes on to say, In our day, the issue is not Christology. We’re not so sophisticated […]