Do Ethical Values of Religious People and Atheists Vary? An Answer from the #WVS

I downloaded data from the 7th and most recent wave of the World Values Surveys today and analyzed items using the SPSS statistical package. I wondered whether any statistically significant variations were present between religious people and atheists on a variety of ethical values and norms. I isolated the United States, New Zealand, Japan, and …

Problems with the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution

Flawed argument: “Evolution is a fact.” Ever since Richard Dawkins penned "The God Delusion," in which he posited that unguided evolution replaces the need for God, it seems a bandwagon of cheering atheists and agnostics have burst into the streets to declare themselves free from our Creator, His moral accountability, and the purpose and meaning …

Mind before Matter: On Consciousness and Naturalism

Naturalism (or materialism) is the belief that everything arises from physical causes or properties. Explaining our consciousness (or our awareness) is a problem for naturalists, since any natural origins are unknown and it’s difficult to determine the levels of consciousness of various sentient beings. How, when, and why did consciousness arise? Which beings were the …

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 …

Health Correlates of Religiosity and Atheism

A famous advertisement by British Humanists on the sides of London buses reads, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy yourself” (Whitley, 2010). Should people pay attention? The percentage of people who do not identify with a religious institution or who consider themselves atheist or agnostic has increased in recent years in some …

Something about Mary: The Miracles of Our Lady

More than any Christian faiths, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox believers revere Mother Mary, praying to her with rosaries and honoring her for the Immaculate Conception of Jesus Christ. The intention of this blog is to present several examples of miracles that Catholics have attributed to Mother Mary: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our …

Archaeological and Historical Extra-Biblical Evidence in Support of Christianity

The intention of the following blog is to provide archaeological and historical, extra-biblical evidence in support of God, the Bible, and Christianity. The blog will present this support in the order aforementioned. Archaeological Evidence “And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately …

The Pursuit of Happiness: A Six Step Plan and Response to Mr. Oz Atheist

The intention of the following blog is to offer a Christian response to an atheist perspective on our purpose in life. The blog begins with an atheist’s perspective and purpose without God, followed by a Christian’s response and purpose with God. The latter includes a discussion on the pursuit of happiness and joy and the …

The Christian God Is Written in our Hearts and Minds

The intention of the present blog is to offer support for the existence of the Christian God by marrying several ontological and moral arguments. The blog begins with a discussion of the history of the ontological argument, followed by an integration of the moral argument and the example of Jesus Christ. The Ontological Argument Centuries …