Interview with me over at Deity Shmeity

This week I was asked to do a written interview for the atheist blog Deity Shmeity, as part of a series of interviews with internet atheists. Of course I happily said yes. There were seven questions in total, and below I’ve included the answers to the first two questions. Enjoy! Have you always been a nonbeliever? If not, what were you before and what was most influential in your change? If so, has anything ever tempted you to...

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Could A God Prove Its Existence?

This is a revisit to an article I did a while back, a though experiment entitled Thought Experiment – What if God appeared. In that article my brother posed to me the question: God – the bearded white guy who looks a lot like me (he wears more robes than I do) – turns up on Earth, having decided to prove his omnipotence once and for all. The article goes on to talk about how a god might prove that it is actually a god, and the...

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From Mortality to Morality – The Key to Religious Power

The biggest question a human can ask during a lifetime is the question of what happens when we die. The short answer of course is, we don’t know. We can’t know. It is an unanswerable question, and yet the fact that religions say they have the answer is the one thing that gives them power. Why can’t we answer this question? It is because we live our lives in a state of awareness, this thing we call consciousness, our ability to...

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Random Entries by Jerry DeWitt

This is a special blog post, with content supplied by the first ever graduate of Richard Dawkins’ and Dan Barker’s Clergy Project, Jerry de Witt. The website “Recovering from Religion offers this biography of Jerry: Jerry DeWitt became a non-believer after more than twenty-five years of Pentecostal ministry in his home state of Louisiana. His ministry experience begin at the early age of seventeen and included...

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