Morals, Category Errors, and Self-Refutation

In any discussion of morality there is an inherent problem: who defines what is moral? To answer the question, one necessarily needs to define certain categories. These categories are filled in by facts and presuppositions that ultimately sum up and undergird any ethical system that provides groundwork moral reasoning. There are essentially two positions that…

Atheists and Their False Dilemmas

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen the above graphic on several atheist posts and I think that it is worth taking time to look at it and respond to it as the clear fallacious argument that it presents.  There’s a number of fallacies in it, a clear straw man to begin with that is…

The Slippery Slight of “Fundamentalist”

The thing to do in an attempt to slight Christian beliefs is to call someone a “fundamentalist”. That term seems to have lost any meaningful definition and has become more of an insult than an accurate or even applicable adjective. What does the term even mean? The Encyclopedia Britannica defines fundamentalism as, [a] type of…

Don’t Tell Me What I Think

It’s terribly tempting to try to crawl into someone’s head in an attempt to psychoanalyze them, to cover your criticism, whether it is justified or not, with a patina of professional jargon to make your own argument look better (see this as an example). Atheists, especially those that want to come off as rational and…

The Problem of Explanation

Sorry that it has been a while since I posted anything. The end of the semester has been rough. With teaching my class at church (the class begins here), finishing school projects and finals, my brain needed some downtime as well as the opportunity to look for new projects to start, like a potential book…