Category Archives: Existence of God

Desperation and the Luxury of Doubt: Lessons from Job

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When God wishes to increase our suffering he sends us theologians.

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Three Popular Atheist Arguments: Part 1

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The Presumption of Atheism

These arguments or objections to God are all associated with high profile atheists. They are also very popular among atheists and frequently crop up in discussions about God. Often though, they are not presented as arguments, but are simply presupposed by atheists and frequently asserted as though they were obvious truths.

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Why Pastafarians Are Off Their Noodles

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At school I memorised a few poems hoping that I could somehow bluff my literature teachers into thinking I was well-read. While I fooled no-one, the effort was worthwhile for it introduced me to gems like W.H. Auden’s Song of the Devil.

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Scientific Naturalism and the Argument from Consciousness

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revised 16/05/15

What is Scientific Naturalism?

Scientific naturalism, or strict naturalism, is the view that the spatio-temporal universe of entities postulated by our best current (or ideal) sciences, particularly physics, is all there is (Moreland, 2012, p.284) This world-view aims to provide an event-causal, scientific account of how everything has come to be and a general ontology in which the only entities which exist are those which bear a relevant similarity to those which would characterise a completed form of physics (Moreland, 2012, pp.282-285).

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The Evidence for God: The Lesser Spotted Argument from Providence

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One of the less well-known arguments for God’s existence is the argument from providence. It starts with reflection on humans and our world. We are able to make choices about our values, our goals, how to live our lives, and how to treat others.

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