Of Course Atheists Have Meaning and Value—Just No Good Way To Explain It

Atheists often confuse Christians’ position on meaning and value. The typical version, as it comes from atheists’ mouth, is, “Christians say you don’t have meaning or value unless you believe in God. But that’s obviously false! I don’t believe in God, and I have no trouble finding meaning and value in my life.” This morning’s […]

Immaterialism Has Little To Fear

The current Philosophia Christi (14:1) includes Michael Tooley's “strongest argument for materialism,” specifically the belief that there is no soul, no immaterial mind, nothing to explain human mental and behavioral conditions except the physical brain. His explanation of that argument begins here: One can treat the proposition that humans have immaterial, rational minds as a […]

Mental Exhaustion: If It’s Not Physical Then What Is It?

I'll bet you thought that if you were mentally exhausted it was because of all the energy your brain just expended. Turns out it's probably not so; rather, what you believe makes it so. From Scientific American: Unlike physical exercise, mental workouts probably do not demand significantly more energy than usual. Believing we have drained […]

The Image of God Under Attack

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference The image of God in humans is under attack. Evolutionary doctrine leads many thinkers to conclude that there is no essential difference between us and and any other organism. (By “evolutionary doctrine,” I am referring specifically to the version of evolutionary theory that says […]

Says the Madman: “Humanity Is Dead, and We Are Its Murderers”

“Whither is humanity? cried the Madman. I will tell you. We have killed it. We are its murderers! But how could we do this? Are we not plunging continually? How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” When Friedrich Nietzsche’s Madman told the world, “God is dead, and we are his murderers,” it was as if […]

Love or Cruelty: If Evolution Is True, What’s the Moral Difference?

Why does love exist? Why is there suffering? Why is anything the way it is in the natural world? Because of evolution. That, at any rate, is the answer provided by those who believe in naturalistic evolution. Naturalistic evolution (NE) is the theory that every feature of life, including physical structures, physical functions, and also […]