• A Critique of the Divine Hiddenness and Silence of God

    One of the more challenging arguments against the existence of God by atheists is the one which comes from the problem of divine hiddenness. From the claim of theism is the belief that God exists as all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good. Yet with these attributes of God, the skeptic to theism would point to the seemingly uncomfortable issue of the presence of evil in this world which God has created and continues to be responsible for. This issue is like a giant pink elephant in the room, argues the atheist, demanding that the theist give an account for it. Along with this difficulty, the skeptic points to a related issue which…

  • Rules for Rejoinder – Part 1

    Ok…let’s just settle down for a moment and take a deep breath.  Find a comfortable chair to sit in.  Close your eyes for a moment.  Breath in…hold it…breath out.  Repeat.  And repeat again until you can feel the blood pressure drop and the angst melt away.  Maybe for some this will require sitting in the chair all day, but either way, we all need to just settle down for a moment so we can reset our thinking a bit. Clearly in our modern age, just as in times past since the day in which Adam and Eve ate the proverbial apple, chaos is the order of the day.  Things are…