god

Morality without God?

Frans DeWaal of the New York Times has written a thoughtful piece on the origins of morality, altruism, and whether God has anything to do with it. It’s definitely worth the read, so check it out. What does science say about morality? While I do consider religious institutions and their Read more…

Christianity

Atheists and Christians Should Be Friends

[caption id="attachment_2646" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="photo by Clare & James"]Friends[/caption] How diverse is your circle of friends? Are you surrounded by people of one belief system? Do you ever avoid getting to know people with vastly different opinions and convictions---even without consciously doing so? Why or why not? I don't understand why someone would choose to discount an entire group of people because of their belief or non-belief in deities. Unfortunately, I see this happening on both sides of the theism debate. (more…)