We are not Sims: We are Free

When I was younger, I loved playing “simulation” games. You could pretend to build an empire, a city, or an entire civilization. A Saturday could vanish before my screen as I raised my civilization “New Byzantium” to prominence. If you wished to build a new entertainment center for your amusement starved citizens, you simply used [Read More...]

Thank God

“Isn’t God narcissistic? If I don’t praise Him, I go to Hell.” This is a profanity free summary of a discussion I had with an atheist. I get what he was saying and my Sunday School kid self had the same worry. That is when the holidays came to my rescue. Thanksgiving is one of [Read More...]

Can you be moral without God?

God might be helpful in living a moral life by telling you when you are making moral mistakes for example, but is He necessary? [Read more...]

Money is Made: Running for President and Making Christian Movies

Why do hopeless candidates run for President? For some, it is obviously ego. Ever since they became Parks and Recreation director in Schenectady, they have heard “Hail to the Chief” in their minds. Others have discerned a unique business opportunity: if you can convince even a tiny niche of a party that you will be [Read More...]

I know God exists.

It is an odd thing to be called on to defend something you think you know. It is disturbing at first, because it makes you simultaneously wonder about your own mental clarity and that of your questioner. Why would he ask such a question? Isn’t the truth of the matter obvious? Unfortunately, there are few [Read More...]

If I Should Die Before I Wake . . .

Once when holding a child that had died, I prayed for the child, for my wife, and for my own pain. Edmund St John Reynolds was dead and remained dead. Hope and I kept hurting, but prayer worked. My prayers for my baby boy were answered with a “not yet.” He did not live as [Read More...]

Don’t Just Trust Theists: Five Characteristics of Regimes That Will Go Bad

History shows that there has never been an atheist# regime that was not horrific. There have been and are dominantly theistic regimes that are good places to live relative to the times. This is a pragmatic reason to worry about atheist# regimes. Such worry, and the fact that theism has been successful in creating decent [Read More...]

Anti-Theists are Sure They Will Not Kill You This Time

Anti-theists are sending Christians to labor camps in China and killing us in North Korea, but there is good news: Anti-theists# in the United States are positive they will not kill Christians if they ever get power and I believe them. There is no evidence that American anti-theists will ever develop a mass movement of anti-theists capable [Read More...]

He Saw Hitler: Find God’s Man in Odd Places and Listen

Human history would be different if humans learned to find the people that know what God is doing and listened to those people. When you hear complaints about God failing to intervene in history remind yourself that He did speak, but our stupidity (masked as snobbery) kept us from hearing the truth. We tuned in [Read More...]

Polytheism is true, so Reject Polytheism

Silly atheist arguments are pretty common, but a champion in the category must be: “You don’t believe in Zeus, Poseidon, and other traditional gods, so all that atheists are asking is to get rid of the last god.” I have written about this verbal confusion in the past: English uses the same word for God [Read More...]