Michael’s Maxim

It has been said that when Man stops believing in God, he will believe in anything. And while this maxim is both insightful and witty, and well-worth repeating, I would like to propose a sister maxim to this one. It is something that I have been thinking about for some time, and which I wish […]

Comment: The Separation of Church and State?

Article Here: A Christian preschool in Sweden has banned children from saying grace at mealtimes, talking about the Bible, or saying “Amen”. The decision to forbid children at the school in Umea to engage in religious practices was reached after a school inspection. The municipality’s supervisors in charge of education noted that the Christian activities […]

Yes, We Should Trust Atheists Less

In my earlier essay “Why It Is Rational to Trust Atheists Less”, I argued, via an analogical argument, that it was fully rational for people to initially and instinctively trust atheistic-naturalists less than religious believers—particularly Christians. Indeed, given what the atheistic-naturalistic worldview entails, and thus given what you would expect the proponents of that worldview […]