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  • Is Morality Real?

    Few philosophers are willing to abandon the notion of morality when they adopt atheism as their worldview.  But when they try explaining morality without a theistic foundation, they explain something else.  They explain “what is,” and think they have explained “what ought to be.”


    The evolutionary explanation for morality is that the development of the “altruistic” gene enabled some species, including humans, to better survive th...   More

  • Is Atheistic Evolution Intellectually Sound?

    One of atheismʼs champions, Richard Dawkins, believes that the greatest contribution of Charles Darwin was to make atheism “intellectually satisfying.” I think that Dawkins is wrong on two counts.

    There is increasing evidence that the appearing of the universe (complete with a host of physical laws by which it functions in a precise manner) cannot be a product of chance. The former leading atheist, Antony Flew (There Is a God), contends for&nbsp...   More

  • Book Review

    Book Review:  A Reasonable Response

    A Reasonable Response by William Lane Craig and Joseph Gorra, is a compilation of Dr. Craig’s most insightful and instructive Q&A exchanges.  The book is meant to be a  “celebration and an example of the practice and ministry of answering questions.” [1] The questions are organized in six broad categories: (a) Knowing and Believing What Is Real, (b) God, (c) Origins and the M...   More

  • Militant Atheists and the 'Other' Holocausts

    Where Are the New Atheists Leading Us?

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    In a letter that General Dwight Eisenhower wrote to General George Marshall on April 15, 1945, he described some of the horrors he saw in Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. He indicated that it was necessary to preserve the evidence so that, “if ever, in the future, there develops the tendency to charge these allegation...   More

  • Reasons to Believe #1: Is Atheistic Evolution Intellectually Sound?

     

    One of atheismʼs new champions, Richard Dawkins, believes that the greatest
    contribution of Charles Darwin was to make atheism “intellectually satisfying.” I think
    that Dawkins is wrong on two counts.

    There is increasing evidence that the appearing of the universe (complete with a
    host of physical laws by which it functions in a precise manner) cannot be a product of
    chance. The former leading atheist, Antony Flew (There...   More