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The uses and limits of doubt

“In dealing with the arrogant asserter of doubt, it is not the right method to tell him to stop doubting. It is rather the right method to tell him to go on doubting, to doubt a little more, to doubt every day newer and wilder things in the universe, until at last, by some strange enlightenment, he may begin to doubt himself.” – G.K. 1,749 more words

Apologetics

Did Curiosity Kill the Catholic?

Don’t you love how children always question the things around them?

“Mummy, why is the sky blue?”

“Daddy, why is 1+1 equals to 2?”

“Mummy, where did I come from?” 1,042 more words

Musings

John Loftus on the Ontological Argument

For a summary of the ontological argument see here.

Loftus echoes David Hume’s criticism of the ontological argument: his distinction between “matters of fact” and “relations of ideas.” “The former has to do with abstract ideas that are deductively known. 1,660 more words

Atheism

John Loftus on Arguments for God’s Existence (Why I became an Atheist Ch. 4)

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

  • Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
  • The universe began to exist.
  • Therefore the universe has a cause.

Loftus contends: “It simply is not an obvious intuition to conceive of an event prior to the first event in time. 3,661 more words

Atheism

St. Albert the Great (by Fr. Cristino Bouvette)

Born: 1205 or 1206

Died: 1280

Beatified: 1622

Canonized: 1931

Feast: 15 November

Patron: Scientists

I was privileged to be part of a group of pilgrims who attended World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, in 2005. 1,174 more words

Cloud Of Witnesses

Truth, tyranny and counterfeit morality

“There are two kinds of people in the world: the conscious dogmatists and the unconscious dogmatists. I have always found myself that the unconscious dogmatists were by far the most dogmatic.” G.K. 1,319 more words

Apologetics

John Loftus’s Outsider Test of Faith ( Why I Became an Atheist Chapter 3)

Loftus introduces the Outsider Test of Faith (OTF) with a quote from Mark Twain: “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” 1,889 more words

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