Short Story

One of my short stories: The Tale of Mr. Cato Aonman. A lot of the ideas I implemented can be found in “Miracles” by C S Lewis, “Warrant and Proper Function” and “Warrant and Christian Belief” by Alvin Plantinga. I also threw in Wormwood and Screwtape from Lewis’s “Screwtape Letters”. I’m not going to pretend…

Toward a Better Understanding of MBTI’s Thinking and Feeling

Originally posted on CounterNarration:
If we’re gonna talk about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), then we ought to be sure we’re clear on what each preference means.  And there’s one that’s misrepresented more often than not—not because it’s hard to understand, but because of cultural baggage.  This is the TF preference, which pits “Thinkers” (T)…

Apologetics 101: Lesson 4 — The Closet Atheist

If you’ve been following my rather tumultuous experience being an “undercover” atheist taking Apologetics 101, then you’ll know it’s been a rough ride. My professor tends to teach his opinions as facts, make up completely unfounded statistics, and give a lot of plain wrong or illogical information. You know, something like this: via Apologetics 101: Lesson…

A Rational Fideism; An Intuitive Extension

“To me, the paradox doesn’t make me sit back in awe of God’s mysterious ways, but rather, it makes me wonder, ‘how can people really believe this?’” –The Closet Atheist Previously, I refuted the notion that God simply wants us to sit back and read the Bible without an inch of thought, but there are other questions…

Twitter Friendly; a Man After My Own Heart

Earlier today I found this. It’s not an argument for God in any capacity, but simply important to the defence of my worldview. Dr. Tavis Dickenson can be found here.

A Rational Fideism; An Oxymoronic Refutation

“It’s your illusions, fatal contradiction / I need the action, premonition.” -Amaranthe, Drop Dead Cynical “Second,this position is fideistic and is self-defeating. For either it has a reason that we should not reason about God or it does not. If it does, then it defeats itself by using reason to say we should not use…

For the Heavy Skeptic Part 3

Last but not least: The Leibniz Cosmological Argument The following is William Lane Craig’s variant, found here. 1. Anything that exists has an explanation of its existence (either in the necessity of its own nature or in an external cause). 2. If the universe has an explanation of its existence, that explanation is God. 3….

The unofficially religious

Originally posted on How did you find out that Santa…:
I’ve recently attended a Catholic funeral. At one stage the priest said that the deceased wasn’t really dead. That was the point at which my suspension of disbelief painfully broke down. I have respect for both religious people and atheists. The likes of Ricky Gervais…

“Logic of Love” Defended Part 1

Universalism has been at the top of my list of ponderings for quite a while, and since I still have no scriptural argument to defend it, there are some key points in my position that I want to defend and expound upon. I say “my position” even though I’m not sure exactly where the chips…

For the Heavy Skeptic Part 2.5

Why the 2.5 you ask? Because It’s much more asthetic to have 3 Reasons and not 4, and I have 4 that I think I ought to share. Argument From Reason I have seen multiple variants of this argument expounded on and defended by Victor Reppert in Dangerous Idea and Alvin Plantinga in Where the Conflict…