Dear Believer, I want to talk to you about the reality that you and I experience in our lives. As humans, both of us have a set of five senses to help us determine reality…sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. But the reality that I sense is not the same as yours. You sense the… Continue reading Letter to a Believer
There is a very short utilitarian questionnaire from the University of Oxford Practical Ethics blog. Check it out. I scored 45, which is somewhat utilitarian. http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/test/how-utilitarian-are-you-the-oxford-utilitarianism-scale/ Where do you score? from Simon Cox Blog http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tippling/2018/01/14/how-utilitarian-are-you/
“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” from Simon… Continue reading 1 John 4:20-21
Atheist and skeptical dialogue, while often containing large amounts of division, still has some clear areas of near-guaranteed common ground. We still staunchly criticize religion in all forms, are critical of scam artists and hucksters, and work to elevate critical thinking and evidence-based policies. In order to maintain cohesion, many active skeptical and atheist groups… Continue reading Should We Ignore Other Non-Religious Injustice In Order To Fight Religious Harm?
I have appeared on the Naked Diner Podcast for the second time, and what an enjoyable experience it was. Check out the casual conversation. I hope it is to your liking. If you run a podcast and fancy having me on for a chat, then let me know. We go around the houses here… You… Continue reading My Naked Diner Interview: Atheism, Politics and…Stuff.
“that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=2%20Corinthians%205:19-20
Evangelical and Catholic churches targeted by radical members of a largely Christian indigenous group. Today vandals in Santiago, Chile, firebombed three Catholic churches just ahead of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to the South American nation on Monday. Notes left at the scene warned that “Pope Francis, the next bomb will be in your robe,” and… Continue reading Why Chile’s Churches Are Under Attack as Pope Francis Visits