My testimony: How atheism saved me and why I care so much about the truth

I was raised in a Christian home. I had the benefit of being raised by a Dad who was passionate about Christ, and about church attendance and creation. My Dad was always showing me interesting stuff from John Mackay the creation guy.

I stopped attending church shortly after high school, spent the first half of my twenties partying, drinking, hooking up, etc.

There are few moments in my life that I know for certain dramatically and instantly changed my life in some really unexpected way.

The first was an ordinary afternoon, catching the train home from the local skatepark.

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Creation and Conspiracy Theories: 8 ‘anti-science’ ideas and what Creationists think

The cover of the National Geographic magazine 2015 issue shown above describes some common anti-science conspiracy theories, but it also lumps creationism in too.

Creationism often gets lumped in with many anti-science conspiracy theories. But is that really fair?

Here I compare 8 conspiracy theories with creationism and see how closely they really stack up.

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God, Suffering and the Problem of Evil: An Introduction

There is suffering everywhere. Why does God allow so much suffering? This is known as the ‘problem of evil’ or the ‘problem of suffering’, both revolve around the same basic idea. How can God be real, and be so good, when the world if full of suffering and evil?

It’s an age old question.

This post is my humble attempt to answer that question…

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Ten Signs Debunked

This post is debunking a very popular, and old, meme that has been circulating the internet for a long time and is titled “ten signs you are an unquestioning Christian”.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Christianity and Creation. Actually there’s a lot of misinformation out there about everything.

I can’t remember how I came across this anonymous placard. I just know that I’ve held onto it for years. I figured that one day if I happen to do something like say, start a blog, I would go through it point by point and explain why it was hogwash.

So that’s what I’ve done.

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The Knights Templar: an Overview

“The vulgar notion that the Templars were as wicked as they were fearless and brave, has not yet been entirely exploded; but it is hoped that the copious account of the proceedings against the order in this country, given in the ninth and tenth chapters of the ensuing volume, will tend to dispel many unfounded prejudices still entertained against the fraternity, and excite emotions of admiration for their constancy and courage, and of pity for their unmerited and cruel fate.” – History of the Knights Templar – Charles Addison

The Aftermath of the first Crusade

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

So the Crusaders had achieved the impossible.

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