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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.  –C.S. Lewis If natural selection is the best explanation for humanity, what is the explanation for unnecessary things like art?

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“Science got us to the moon, what did philosophy ever get us?” “Logic, democracy. Maybe even science.” @Existential Comics Science is essential, but it can never be enough.

I’ve Met Some Great Atheists, But Never a Good One

This first appeared as an article titled, Why There Is No Such Thing In a Good Atheist on huffingtonpost.com and churchismessy.com  It is reposted with revisions. If you’re an atheist (whatever that word means these days), you’ve likely had to stomach your fair share of being told that you aren’t a good person or that…

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.  –C.S. Lewis 3 Reasons to Believe in Christianity: Evidence Experience Explanatory Power

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That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.  –Christopher Hitchens Hitchens is guilty of what gets his guile. Blind faith and blind skepticism are two sides of the same coin. Notice that Hitchens doesn’t offer any evidence to support this assertion.  He fails to meet his own standard.

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I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.  –Sam Harris We heartily agree with Sam Harris on this. We just wish he’d apply it to his own moral reasoning.

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Convictions are prisons.  Friedrich Nietzsche Do you think he was convinced of that?

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We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.  Stephen J. Gould If he is right, we are only as free as materialistic…