The God Delusion: Chapters 3 & 4

Hello again, and sorry for the delay. The biggest reasons for it were a combination of Thanksgiving traveling and preparing for my band‘s first gig. If anyone is in the New York City area, we are lining up some more gigs in January and February and would love to see you there! #ShamelessPlug Coming back to ...

The God Delusion: Chapters 1 & 2 1

In my last post, I set the stage for discussing The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’m planning to take two chapters at a time (out of ten), and then once I’ve finished, if there are any remaining topics or interesting discussion in the comments, I might write another blog post on anything that still ...

On Bias 4

Hi there. It’s been a while since I’ve done a philosophical post, but all the more reason to jump back in! After my debate with Manny, and subsequent reading of the book he recommended, Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, I’ve been on a bit of a theism vs atheism kick, and decided to read probably ...

Being grateful without being in denial 4

The Problem In the past year I’ve seen multiple articles posted on social media about the importance of having gratitude if you want to be happy. Most self-help books would probably say the exact same thing; after all, it really seems obvious that gratitude is important for happiness. At the same time, for me and ...

Why I Believe

I wrote a while back on my experiences with doubt. After getting some feedback from that post, I figure it’s best that I quickly summarize where I am now in my beliefs. The funny thing looking back on the matter is that I was probably deepest in doubt before I really started to investigate the relevant issues. ...

The Darkness of Doubt 7

Doubt sucks. It might be necessary, it might even be good, but at its worst it has also been probably the most painful thing I’ve experienced in my life so far. Unfortunately, I think it’s something unavoidable for me, since I do care a great deal about making sure that what I believe in is, ...