Category: Atheism

Tim Bayne: Can We Explain Fine-Tuning?

Tim Bayne, Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018), 37-38. Let us grant then that the fine-tuning facts require explanation. Can science provide the necessary explanation? Many physicists and philosophers argue that it can. The most influential response here appeals to… Continue Reading “Tim Bayne: Can We Explain Fine-Tuning?”

Tim Bayne: An Objection to Atemporalism

Tim Bayne, Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018), 21. A second objection to atemporalism is rather more serious. The objection in question is that atemporalism is difficult to reconcile with the claim that God is personal. As the philosopher Grace… Continue Reading “Tim Bayne: An Objection to Atemporalism”

Book Review: ‘Doctrine Impossible’ by Steven Tiger

“The essential conflict is not rationality versus faith but rationality versus dogmatism.”  – Steven Tiger Steven Tiger, who wrote for over thirty years in the complex world of medical literature, has taken on the complex world of religion and spirituality. His latest book, published… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Doctrine Impossible’ by Steven Tiger”

Can an Atheist Celebrate Easter?

“He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said.”  (Matthew 28:6a, NRSV) ————————— Today is April 1, 2018, a day that is simultaneously my wedding anniversary, April Fool’s Day, and, this year, Easter Sunday. All around the world Christians are celebrating… Continue Reading “Can an Atheist Celebrate Easter?”