Why I Don’t Believe: Euclid and Utili-Christians

This post is one in a series on why I do not believe in Christianity.  You can check out all previous posts at the series index.I don't want to run afoul of the Courtier's Reply fallacy.  No one should need a Ph.D. in theology to be able to form some basic beliefs about God.  Unfortunately, in writing this post, I seem to have established that you need a background in topology to talk to me about morality.  If parts of this post are unclear, please comment and I'll try to revise/explain.  It' … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Believe: A History Mystery

This post is one in a series of reasons I don't believe in Christianity.  You can check out the series index to see all parts of this sequence.Over the summer, I read "The Mark of a Masterpiece," an excellent New Yorker story by David Grann.  The piece has the feeling of a thriller, opening with the story of art historian Martin Kemp's discovery of a possible drawing by Leonardo da Vinci and following him through his attempts at verification.  The article is well worth reading, blending toge … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Believe: Unconvincing Conversions

This is the first in a series of posts about why I don't believe in Christianity.  You can check out all posts in this series here.If I am not personally convinced by apologetic arguments for Christianity or if I concede that it is impossible to be converted purely through intellectual arguments, as Kevin has argued in the comments here before, there remains the testimony of converts.  Ought I be moved by the shifts of former atheists and skeptics like Francis Collins?  There are three ways i … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X