The Problem of Evil

Unless you’re lucky, you have probably experienced or witnessed an event in your life that seems unjust or wrong. For example, most people view children dying, murder, and things of that character to be evil because it seems impossible to find good reasons for them. So while one can spin events like old people passing…

Debating the Existence of God: The Multiverse Theory and Sola Fide

The multiverse theory is often looked upon as the starting point of the universe in place of its creation by God. It speculates that there exists a possibly infinite number of universes like ours with constants (see our post titled Anthropic Coincidences: Evidence of an Intelligent Creator?) similar to ours, yet slightly altered in each one….

A Different Approach to the Argument from Design

Today I’m writing on David Hume, a Scottish Philosopher from the 1700s, and his approach to the Argument from Design (A.F.D.).  Before reading Hume, I thought that belief in the A.F.D.  was the gateway to religion, and once one believed there was a god, the natural next step would be choosing what god and religion…

Pantheism and the Argument from Design

Pantheism is a form of theism in which one does not believe that God is the omnipresent creator of the universe as he is depicted in the Bible. Rather, a pantheist regards God as everything there ever was, is, and will be; as identical with the universe. Nature is central in this form of theism, and…

Steve Jobs and God(s)

Recently, I’ve started to become rather convinced with Richard Dawkins’ scientific arguments against the existence of a god. However, I think I have discovered  a loop hole granted by a variation of the Argument by Design. One of Dawkins main critiques of the Argument by Design is that upon further inspection the biological world actually…

The Argument from Suboptimal Design and the Young vs. Old Earth Creationism Debate

The Argument from Suboptimal Design does not support the existence of the God that is portrayed in the Bible: an omniscient, eternal Creator. It claims that God couldn’t have designed the universe because there are many instances in which nature is flawed and “suboptimal” in accommodating humanity’s needs. The premises to the argument are summarized as follows:…