Tag: Naturalism

Episode 17: ‘The Other Worldview,’ and How Jesus is So Much Greater Than You Knew

The Thinking Christian podcast is back! I’m returning with thoughts on Peter Jones’s excellent 2015 book The Other Worldview: Exposing Christianity’s Greatest Threat. There are just two worldviews, says Jones: Oneism and Twoism. Of course these two have different manifestations. “Twoism” is Jones’ term for the view that reality...

Naturalistic Evolution Reckons Too Little With Its Own Meaning

In a Facebook comment on my Stream article about Darwin Day, Ryan Downie asked, How does it not make sense to create your own meaning? Meaning doesn’t have to be imposed from the outside. Also, evolution doesn’t need to provide any kind of moral principle. That’s not what it’s purpose is....

Girl Brain, Boy Body: One More Transgender Inconsistency

Jazz Jennings, subject of the children’s book I am Jazz, says he has “a girl brain but a boy body.” It’s a typical statement for a transgender person It’s also false. Very clearly false, and I hope uncontroversially so.  The brain is very much a part of the body, and if...

Time to Take the Non-Science Out of Science

Scientists typically claim they must rely on methodological naturalism to do their science. It’s the principle that treats everything as if it were strictly natural, as if there is no supernatural reality. Several years ago I wrote on this blog about how that was no need at all, and in...

Are You Guilty of This Common Apologetic Error?

Christian apologists often respond to the Problem of Evil by pointing out that atheism has its own problem of evil. There’s a good case to be made here. The problem is, frequently I hear Christian apologists making a bad one instead. So this is a bit of internal correction...

Fine-Tuning and the Mistaken Atheists’ “God’s Eye View”

It’s been too long since I’ve done a good old-fashioned fisking. Today, though, I ran across an article by a pair of apparent geniuses writing about the fine-tuning argument for God, unfortunately without knowing anything of what they were writing about. So here goes. These very bright gentleman are:...

Jerry Coyne, Neuroscience, and Research Methods 101

Dr. Jerry Coyne, atheistic biologist and blogger, thinks it’s surprising some people still believe in dualistic free will. To add to V.J. Torley’s excellent extended response to his post on Uncommon Descent, I want to focus on this question of Coyne’s. “In fact, when you think about more abstract...

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...

Evidence for God: Humanness and Personal Identity

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Are you the same person you were when you were two years old? Not entirely: you’ve changed in many ways since then. But are you the same person? I heard someone recently ask it this way: were you ever two...