Tag: reason

  • Resisting misinformation

    Resisting misinformation

    We live in the Age of Information. Never before in the history of human civilization have so many people had access to such a wealth of information. For many of us, knowledge is quite literally at our fingertips. I used to believe that if only everyone had access to information, we would all benefit as…

  • Religion doesn’t belong in the science classroom

    Religion doesn’t belong in the science classroom

    Recently, a student from the USA contacted me to ask if I was willing to participate in an email interview. His professor gave him the assignment to interview a non-believer or a sceptic. Since he had earlier read my article “9 logical reasons why there is no God“, he wanted to interview me. I asked…

  • The skeptic in the room

    The skeptic in the room

    I was browsing YouTube as many do during this pandemic. While there is a lot of stuff on YouTube that’s not worth the time it takes to click on the link, sometimes you find a real gem. By accident, I stumbled on a video by Eddie Scott, entitled “The skeptic in the room”.

  • Rejecting Christianity

    Rejecting Christianity

    There are several articles on my blog where I explain why I am an atheist. There are plenty of reasons I can give why I don’t believe in any gods. So far though, I haven’t explained the process that lead me to reject my Christian faith. A series of events that I could not reconcile…

  • Faith is not a pathway to truth

    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

    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…