The Atheist Who Spoke to God

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In high school I sang with a four part harmony ensemble. Three friends and I brushed up on spirituals, madrigals, and little-known choral works by major composers, and worked with a music teacher to polish them to perfection. Then we would perform in concerts with other students, our singing complementing piano pieces and string quartets. [Read More...]

“The Experience of God” Review – Chapter One

This is the second in a series of posts examining David Bentley Hart’s new book “The Experience of God”. You can find the other parts here. Having established his general project, Hart turns to the first plank of his argument in favor of the existence of God: he attempts to make a firm distinction between [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day One – JT’s “Dear Christian 2″

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JT Eberhard PROPOSED to his girlfriend on stage at Skepticon 5! During an emotional moment at the pinnacle of his speech tonight JT Eberhard actually proposed to his girlfriend Michaelyn! JT has a habit of outdoing himself every year, and this was a true masterpiece of theatrics as well as a beautiful expression of love. [Read More...]

John Lennox, Aristotle, and the American Audience

John Lennox spoke at Harvard today: great stories, bad arguments. [Read more...]

Baby, You’re a Firework! – Humanism and the Hereafter

“I do not know how to prove physically, that we shall meet and know each other in a future state; nor does Revelation, as I can find, give us any positive assurance of such a felicity. My reasons for believing it, as I do most undoubtedly, are that I cannot conceive such a being could make such a species as the human, merely to live and die on this earth. If I did not believe in a future state, I should believe in no God. This Universe, this all would appear, with all of its swelling pomp, a boyish firework.” – John Adams

To this, a Humanist reply: in the words of noted philosopher Katy Perry, “Baby, You’re a Firework!”

This post originally appeared at State of Formation, an interfaith community blog. [Read more...]


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