Tag: religion

The God of Nothing and Nowhere

The God of Nothing and Nowhere   Nothingness What do we speak of when we speak of ‘nothing’? The word is often used in many different ways. To say ‘there is nothing in my hands’ is to make a statement akin to ‘my hands are empty’. Just as when we say something along the lines of ‘there is nothing in the box’ we are speaking of an empty box. In other words, we speak of emptiness, and absence of things….


Answering age-old questions: free will and meaning

It is an age-old question: does free will exist? This article answers the question, and in the process happens to address the question of meaning as well. When we talk about free will, we are talking about our ability to freely make decisions. To have control over how we decide. (Image reference: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/160795/thumbs/r-FREE-WILL-large570.jpg) When contemplating free will most people ask “do I consciously make decisions?” Research shows that many of our decisions are unconscious, reducing the argument for free will. However…


William Lane Craig 5 arguments for god debunked part 5 of 5 (The Ontological Argument)

The Ontological Argument So here we are m’lords, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we have finally reached the concluding chapter of the debunking of William Lane Craig’s 5 arguments for god debunked. It has been a roller coaster of emotion, well for us here at AIR it has anyway. Last weeks instalment was completed 5 mins before publication. The week before I was ill and we had other articles on standby just in case I couldn’t get it together….


Broken chains: addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus

Addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Salvation through the blood of Jesus, or simply through the sacrifice of Jesus seems to be accepted without question. In the early bible we see the Jewish people had competing religions fighting for membership, with the Bible authors denouncing the abomination of sacrificing the first born child by fire to Baal on numerous occasions. The worshiping of Baal only dies out in the biblical account when the worshippers are rounded up and slaughtered…


A Meaningless Existence?

Without religion, is life meaningless? As someone who believes that the universe was not created by God, I do not believe in the idea of ‘special creation’. I believe that the universe and life exists simply because conditions happened to be right for them to exist. This means that I do not believe that there is a special ‘purpose’ or ‘meaning’ to the existence of the universe or life inside of it. It simply is. Due to this belief I…


Theists and the Lack of Education

Education, whilst not necessarily something that makes someone smart or intelligent, can assist with learning things like logic and critical thinking. Education also provides us the means to understand what evidence is, and learn various things about the world. For the sake of this article, when referring to theists, I am referring to religious theists and not theists that believe in a god but are without a particular faith to follow. Frequently when engaging theists online, they often speak/type like they…


Proof Of The Non Existence Of God

Firstly we have to define the God that we are talking about. This article is giving my proof that an Omnipotent God CANNOT exist within our Universe, or interact with it if said deity exists outside of it. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about Yahweh, Allah, or any other Omnipotent deity.Although we can logically disprove specific deities, there has never been a reasonable argument that I have seen from any kind of scientific basis. That is what my…


A universe of gods- can science prove god exists

Introduction A common claim is that science cannot reveal gods. However if a god created the universe, this would have a direct bearing on science. This article examines the possibility and implications of a universe created by a god. We examine whether science can prove god exists. When speculating on possible gods we can ask the following questions: – What possible gods are compatible with our universe? – Given a specific god, what sort of universe should we expect? What is…