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more_you_know.jpgOften enough, I get visitors that read a post or two of mine and then leave a comment that they think is going to change my mind about all this atheism business. Sitting in my comments list, I routinely find nicely formatted arguments that invariably end with “Therefore, God must exist.”

Now let’s think about this for a moment. I run a website dedicated (mostly) to atheism and secular humanism. It stands to reason that I’ve done a fair bit of research about the things that I believe. I’m not just some “Sunday Atheist,” passively not believing in God. And I have no reason to cling to my ideas if I change my mind about their validity. In fact, a little over a year ago, I stopped eating meat. Previously an avid omnivore, I chronicled my decision and the reasons for my new-found vegetarianism on this blog. Clearly, I’m capable of admitting when I’m wrong about something when new information presents itself.

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I received a comment today on one of my old posts, “Wait a second, are we positive Crocoducks don’t exist?” from a Christian blogger named Justin, who writes at Life of a Christian College Student. I found his comment troubling and began writing a response, but after perusing his blog, I decided to address it directly in a new post. I will deal with his specific comment at the end of all this. Read the rest of this entry »

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