Religion can appear to generate a caring community environment, like an extended family. It’s impressive – as long as you tow the party line. But it can all change in a heatbeat, when you find yourself no longer in the “in group.”
This is a video response to Earl Portland’s video “Imagine a world without religion.”
The follow-up to my video “Why I am not a Christian.” It’s not an either-or dilemma, as many assume.
Inspired by Bertrand Russell’s essay of the same name, I discuss what I consider to be the strongest argument against Christianity.
How can a Christian believe that God has a special plan for his life, when we live in a world where an innocent five-year-old girl can be kidnapped, raped, and murdered?
Is it appropriate (or possible) to forgive the murderer of a loved one? My second video on this theme, refuting common Christian ideals, prompted by the criticisms of YouTube user Matthew4Nineteen.
When should we forgive an offence – always? Is that possible? Is it even desirable? A complex topic.
Concluding my debate with an Evangelical Christian (YouTube user Matthew4Nineteen). Can you have meaningful morals without relying upon divine revelation to define right and wrong objectively for the human race?
How to construct and use a personal symbol as a means of empowerment and focus for your life. I call mine “The Dark Wheel.”
Christians believe that we will all be judged by God for our actions. I believe this threat totally misses the point of why our actions matter.
Video response by Matthew4Nineteen:
Further response by Frater Oculus:
A total reliance on the physical sciences, to the exclusion of philosophy, is a shortsighted way of attempting to model reality. Science, like philosophy, deals with abstractions – only it’s not often realised.
Video response by Nick Dutch:
In recent years, I’ve recorded a lot of video messages in criticism of religion, but this is the first time a Christian has stepped up and responded by video. YouTube user Matthew4Nineteen recorded the following video response to an old video of mine entitled “Why you’ll never win a debate against religion“:
And here’s my rebuttal:
My critique on this Old Testament book about suffering, containing the first mention of the character Satan.
Overcoming personal vices that we deem to be unhealthy, but powerfully addictive.
For what it’s worth, this is a genuine attempt to show Christians where they go wrong when preaching the Gospel to atheists and other unbelievers.
Christians often accuse occultists of brainwashing, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual molestation of children, ritualistic child abuse. When you consider the facts on both sides, this becomes the ultimate boomerang.