S belief in the Christian God coherent? Peter Atterton, philosophy professor at San Diego University, says “No” in his New York Times op-ed piece, A God Problem. To make his case, Atterton takes issue with two attributes of God: omnipotence and omniscience.
UST to be upfront, I don’t think this is a terribly important question. But I hear it all the time. A student asked me today how she might respond to an atheist friend who asked how she copes with the narrow view that Jesus is the only way to God. “It’s just so narrow-minded,” her friend told her.
ESEARCHERS don’t know what to make of a new study that shows how the universe shouldn’t exist. A perfect symmetry between protons and antiprotons would cancel each other out since they annihilate one another when they come into contact. So there should be an imbalance between them. But there isn’t.
OW much do we really believe that all people are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights when we so easily alienate the right to life, liberty, and happiness from the most vulnerable and powerless among us? Imagine the heartbreaking image of a dismembered child laying helpless, bloody, and writhing in pain, fighting for life, on a cold surgical table after a botched abortion. What rights has she been endowed with? Clearly none.
oe Church in Los Angeles is Chris Pratt’s home church, where he attends along with his fiancée, Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Pratt recently made his faith in God very public in his acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
ew York expands abortion rights while lowering requirements for medical professionals administering abortion. Virginia Governor discusses infanticide as if he’s talking about what day of the week the trash is taken out. While on the other side of the aisle, Iowa makes it illegal to have an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. The divide keeps growing. It reminds me of Star Wars.
ia’s Super Bowl commercial aimed to humanize the automobile company through beautiful cinematography and dramatic script spoken through the southern accent of a young boy in a cowboy hat. It emphasized the small Georgian town that hosts a Kia assembly plant. There is a line in the commercial that should offend our deepest convictions about human dignity, particularly for those who hold a biblical worldview.
hould a driverless vehicle, an iCar by Apple for example, be programmed to make moral decisions? That’s the question Robert Newman sets out to answer in his 2015 article ‘Can Robots Be Ethical?’ in Philosophy Now Magazine. Could an iCar decide, if only two options were available, between slamming into a broken down minivan filled with a family of six, or swerving to avoid them and consequently running over an individual pedestrian?
he ‘war’ between science and religion,” Jerry Coyne writes, “then, is a conflict about whether you have good reasons for believing what you do: whether you see faith as a vice or a virtue.” Coyne is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. This quote comes from an article that is one among many he has written to trash the religious point of view. The only problem with his article is the glaring and unmistakable quality of its being wrong.