To Make Out the Landscape of the Universe?
“What I aim to do is not so much learn the names of the shreds of creation that flourish in this valley, but to keep myself open to their meanings, which is to try to impress myself at all times with the fullest possible force of their very reality. I want to have things as…
Sam from When Belief Dies reflects on his appearance on the podcast
This is an incredibly touching reflection from my friend, Sam, who was on the podcast back in March of 2020. https://gracefulatheist.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/sam-when-belief-dies/
I Was Mistaken
The honesty, the humility, the relief, and the release I feel when I say the words: I was mistaken.
Chosen Family Grace
We are friends, We are family, We are chosen family.
Alice and Bob Make a Wager
Carol does not believe in a god, but she is an open and honest seeker of truth. Carol has separate conversations with both Alice and Bob in which the believers try to convince the non-believer why she should believe.
Shazam Cosmological Argument
The ineffable indescribable Great-Universe-Creating-Thingy is clearly blue.
Alice and Bob’s Historical Evidence
Alice and Bob are smart and well educated in history, ancient writings and languages. They want to apply an accurate and principled historical standard to review the sacred writings of others and crucially, to use the same standard on their sacred book to show that Theo is the one true God.
Two Smart Believers Disagree
One day, you ask them both a question about a particular interpretation on a significant passage (or doctrine) that has been troubling you.
Two Islanders Thought Experiment
There are two isolated islands which have no contact with the outside world or each other. In a twist of fate, Alice and Bob find themselves alone on these separated islands just as they have reached the age of reason.
Thought Experiments for Believers
The thought experiments will take very seriously the premise of the existence of a theistic god.
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