Are the Ten Commandments moral?

In 1956, director Cecil B. DeMille treated the world to his epic interpretation of the story of Exodus, where God leads the Jewish people out of bondage in Egypt. Even if you’ve never seen the “The Ten Commandments“, most people will remember the iconic scene where Mozes, played by Charlton Heston, comes down from Mount […]

Faith is not a pathway to truth

When engaged in a discussion with religious people there often comes a point where your interlocutor says: “If you only had faith then you’d know my beliefs are true”. If they are Christian, they may quote Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Unfortunately for […]

How to be a freethinker

In 1637, René Descartes published his work Discourse on the Method. In this work, Descartes discusses philosophical skepticism, doubting everything until arriving at truth which he considers to be so self evident as to be beyond discussion. This tome is the source of what is perhaps the most famous philosophical statement ever made: “Cogito, ergo […]

Has religion ever been less relevant?

The current corona pandemic worsens, claiming more victims and forcing countless millions to self-isolate. As of writing this, the World Health Organization reports just short of 2 million confirmed cases and over 123.000 deaths worldwide. The race is on to find a cure or a vaccine and governments the world over struggle to find ways […]

Lucifer’s Tongue tickles Dutch Christians the wrong way

In The Netherlands, somewhere along highway A6 in the windy province Flevoland, stands a statue in the shape of an oval. It was revealed in 1993 and has been the subject of some controversy. That’s all due to the name of the work of art. When artist Ruud van de Wint saw his work, it […]