Evidence for Early Christian Persecution: Reasons to Believe

“The great difficulty is to get audiences to realize that you are preaching Christianity simply because you happen to think it true.” – CS Lewis In a conversation I had with philosophy professor Tim McGrew, he asked me which place I thought starting a new religion would be successful: Mecca (Saudi Arabia) or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. …

Christians Answer Questions from a Street Epistemologist & Ask Him Questions in Return!

An atheist and "street epistemologist" called "@AdamDoesSE" on Twitter contacted me (SJ Thomason) on YouTube and Twitter and asked me to answer the following eleven questions. I contacted my Christian peers and below we have presented our answers. Furthermore, we have created two sets of tough questions that we ask that the atheists and street …

How Did a Humble Jewish Carpenter Become the World’s Most Recognized Leader?

The intention of this article is to offer support for Jesus' divinity. I will offer common questions that critics or skeptics present, along with answers to those questions. Was Jesus Merely a Great Teacher or Prophet? No. “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be …

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.”  In other words,  38% of theists …

Where Did Our Moral Obligation to Follow the Golden Rule Originate?

Unlike all other life forms on our planet, humans are unique in that we are innately wired with the knowledge that we have certain moral obligations to do what’s right. No other life forms have these obligations. In other words, animals who forcibly copulate, kill, or take food from one another are not bound by …

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 …