What is Pascal’s Wager?

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 17th century. In his Pensees (paragraph 233) he writes what has come to be known as “Pascals Wager.” There are many blogs and video’s out there which claim to show Pascal’s wager spurious and childish. I disagree, I think it has merit, and so in this post I’d […]

Contingency Argument for God’s Existence

Perhaps my favorite cosmological argument for the existence of God is the contingency argument. It goes like this: Whatever exists that does not have to exist requires an explanation for its existence. The physical universe does not have to exist. Therefore, the universe requires an explanation in something that must exist. God is the only […]

The Pope Said What About Atheists??

Yesterday, Pope Francis made some remarks about atheists wich have shocked some and scandalized others. An article in the Huffington Post, for example, read, “Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.” Er, okay. So far I’m not getting how this is mind rocking material, […]