Archive for the ‘Discussion’ Category

Reasons to pray

I’ve got a question for Christians — particularly for born-again Christians — to answer. I’ve heard Christians say that they are going to pray for a person who just died, and I’m wondering what the point of such a prayer is. I can only think of three possible reasons to pray for a dead person. […]

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Discussion

A brilliant arguer

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: I respect your opinion, but I disagree. I am a Christian, and I believe in God. I am not going to try and convince you that God exists, but I would like to say that anyone who uses the arguments you provided for the existence of God should just keep […]

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: Discussion, Evidence

Letter: I call BULL

I received the below message through the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form. I present it for your comment (particularly if you disagree). First of all, the hiddenness of God. If a supreme being of some sort put us on this earth to have a loving relationship with him, he would ensure that we would believe in him. […]

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:32 am by ideclare · Permalink · 11 Comments
In: Discussion

Moral sense and stealing

The following is a recreation from memory of a conversation I had with a Christian about morality. I would be interested to hear your opinion of it. Christian: The human moral sense is evidence that God exists. If there is no God, then were do we get our moral sense? Me: People don’t agree about […]

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 7:22 am by ideclare · Permalink · 10 Comments
In: Discussion, Morality

Nothing from nothing

A comment was posted to the Evidence for atheism thread that I think is worth responding to because it comprises many common anti-atheist arguments. I’ve broken the original comment up to keep my responses in context, but have not edited it. The world is far too complex to be created out of nothing. Something can’t […]

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 10:45 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Discussion, Theology

What is caused?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form and personal correspondence Your unending conversation is pointless. If there was a big bang then there was a being that caused it. Nothing that comes into existence does so without a cause. What’s so hard? I’d be happy to discuss this with you. Just to make sure we are on […]

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 6:56 am by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Discussion

Evidence for the Bible

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form Your web-site makes it sound as if there is no evidence that the bible – specifically, the old testament – is true. Do you really feel that there is no evidence that the Bible was written by God? I mean, I know you don’t think it was written by God. […]

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: Bible, Discussion

Prison for the just

I have a question for evangelical Christians about justice. Imagine that there is a man named Max who is serving 30 years in prison for murdering his wife so he could collect her life insurance. Five years into his sentence, Max honestly and sincerely becomes a Christian. At that point, Jesus has accepted punishment for […]

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 7:10 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion

God or Satan?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Your “tract” about Satan is a clearly a cheap shot at Christianity. It is below your dignity. Christians do not give God credit for things Satan is responsible for. Satan destroys an airplane, God saves people from death. Is there anything plainer on the face of it? God does not […]

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:07 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion

Moral sense

From the IAmAnAtheist.com comment form and private correspondence: I have no reason to doubt that you are a moral person. But your having a moral sense is evidence that God exists. Where else could a moral sense come from? It could not evolve because there are many things (ie. Killing rivals) that are against moral […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 8 Comments
In: Discussion, Evidence, Morality