Are We Alone in the Universe? A Response for both Theists and Atheists

Yesterday I created a survey on Twitter in which I asked respondents to indicate whether they believe in space aliens. Of the 2,357 respondents, 12% were theists who said “yes,” 20% were theists who said “no,” 43% were atheists who said “yes,” and 25% were atheists who said “no.” Several of the theists who responded …

Genesis and Jesus’ Genealogies Support an Old Earth Creation

Two reasons that young earth creationists (YECs) believe the earth is around six thousand years old are their interpretations of the Hebrew word “yom” in the book of Genesis and their computation of the years in the lifetimes of the people listed by Matthew and Luke in Jesus’ genealogies. The present article seeks to refute …

Why Atheist De-Conversion Stories Fail

To persuade people, one should use the tools Aristotle suggested of ethos (establish credibility), pathos (appeal to people’s emotions) and logos (apply logic). I have encountered many atheists who have applied Aristotle’s formulations to construct their “de-conversion” from Christianity stories. This intention of this blog is to deconstruct their stories based on a higher level …

Divine Genocide or Capital Punishment?

Atheists have often expressed their outrage at what they consider to be acts of “divine genocide” in the Old Testament. Yet when one considers the egregious behavior of the cultures God wanted to be destroyed, it becomes clear that God’s actions were capital punishments instead for abominable sins (Genesis 15:15-16; Deuteronomy 7:2-5). Accordingly, this blog …