Sin isn’t Newtonian

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(Part two of two on the apologetics offered by missionaries outside the Reason Rally)In my second discussion outside the Reason Rally,  a pair of tag-teaming Christians were trying to bootstrap from my belief in immaterial laws of logic or morality to evidence for an immaterial God.  They must have thought they were handed a trump card when I admitted I find the doctrine of Original Sin to have an intuitive resonance. Humans have a tendency toward disorder, and the cruelties we commit wa … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Pitching Skepticism?

(Part one of two on the apologetics offered by missionaries outside the Reason Rally)I was about an hour late to the Reason Rally because I couldn't resist stopping to talk to the Christian evangelists who were ringing the rally. The conversations probably went on longer than was productive (I'm bad at taking my own advice about walking away from arguments), but I thought there were some interesting tactics on display.The biggest surprise? I heard more pitches for radical skepticism from … [Read more...]


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