Category Archives: Responding to Atheist Authors

My Not-So-Systematic Jistian Theology

“So what exactly do you believe?” “Do you really think Jesus was the son of God?” “What the heck is a Jistian anyway?” Over the years, as I’ve told people my story, these questions have come up on a regular … Continue reading

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Is the Bible just another good book?

One of my all-time favorite works of literature is The Master and Margarita by the great 20th century Russian author Michael Bulgakov. This work, which was first recommended to me by my Russian language professor in college, is a masterpiece … Continue reading

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And about Ricky Gervais…

As I mentioned in a recent post, I have a number of good friends who are either atheist or agnostic. Over the past few months a few of them have sent me the link to Ricky Gervais’ Holiday Message.  I … Continue reading

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Lost in the Moral Landscape

I recently finished reading Sam Harris’ latest book The Moral Landscape.  Harris is one of the renowned ‘new atheist’ authors, as a result of his books The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation.  I was interested to see … Continue reading

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On “Good People” doing Bad Things

This post is a continuation of the series “An Anal MBA responds to the atheist authors“, and after covering evolution, quantum physics and Whac-a-mole, the time seemed right to move on to a new topic: the relationship between religion and morality. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Game of Whac-a-Mole

I have never been a big fan of arcade games, but there is one that holds a special place in my heart: Whac-a-mole. I find something deeply satisfying about taking a heavy mallet and slamming it down on vaguely rodent-esque plastic … Continue reading

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Lessons from my daughter about Santa and God

Last week my nine-year old daughter found out about Santa Claus. I had a close call last year when she questioned how Santa could deliver presents around the world in one night – but I was able to win her over with some fast … Continue reading

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