Firmly Planted in Midair

Firmly Planted in Midair June 24, 2013 In lastweek’s column, I argued that people who try to argue against Christianity arelike the all-good Calvin (from the strip Calvin and Hobbes) who “poofed”out of existence when he had an evil thought. Even though they don’t...

“Christianity is wrong because…” POOF!

“Christianity is wrong because…” POOF! June 17, 2013 In one ofmy favorite stories from the classic cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes,the ever-mischievous Calvin creates an exact duplicate of himself. Using an“ethicator” dial on his duplicator machine,...

Making Belief Our Focus

Making Belief Our Focus June 10, 2013 I want tointroduce you to Al. Nice guy, good neighbor, six-figure job, loves his wife,involved with his kids, volunteers in the community, politically unaffiliated,and adamantly irreligious. Although Al grew up in a nominally...

Beliefs Trump Evidence

Beliefs Trump Evidence June 3, 2013 Have youever been in a situation where someone considers the exact same data as you,but the two of you draw entirely opposite conclusions? Often there’s a simplereason why this happens. A scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Two...