Tag Archives: Problem of Evil

But For Good People to Do Real Evil, You Need Religion.

The popular saying is attributed to a physicist named Steven Weinberg and goes thusly: With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil–that takes religion. And I … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: The Atrocity Apologetics Act Needs To Stop. Now. (I’m Not Kidding.)

If you’ve ever had a friend who was dating an extraordinarily bad person, you know how your friend kept trying to show you how his or her mate was really very awesome and just totally misunderstood? How your friend kept … Continue reading

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The Scary Superfluity of Religion.

“It’s either mean or it’s arbitrary,” said the little boy in the strip, “and either way I’ve got the heebie-jeebies.” Set the Wayback Machine to roughly 1992. I was in my living room reading “Calvin & Hobbes,” a comic strip … Continue reading

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