Dice being thrown with 'Pascal's wager' written above them

Pascal's wager: An introduction and objections

Continuing with the introductions to the arguments for the existence of God, we'll now look at one of the most common arguments for God – the basic idea that the possibility of eternal bliss of paradise as a reward for belief or the possibility of terrors that can result as a consequence of non-belief are good reasons to believe. In essence, the average person's version of the argument says that we should believe, just in case there is a God. It's just safer.

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Teleological Argument - Images by Mediamodifier, Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Teleological argument: An Introduction and objections

Let's talk about the teleological argument or the so-called argument from design. The reason we're only scratching the surface now is that we want to have an overview at various arguments for the existence of God so we know what are the basic forms and basic types of objections. Then we'll go even deeper into each one in the future.

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We Love Thinking - a Facebook Group

This group will serve as a secondary way for people to connect and discuss space, science, art and atheism - you know, the topics of this page. So, if you are feeling generous, please join to help start this group. If it works - excellent. If it does not, no matter, the page itself will be always available.

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The explosion which is supposed to remind of the Big Bang

Cosmological Argument: An Introduction and objections

This post is about scratching the surface of cosmological arguments for the existence of God. As this is a very complex area and there are many disagreements and debates even between brilliant thinkers and professional philosophers, I cannot stress enough that this post is mostly about my personal journey of trying to begin to understand these issues and arguments.

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Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House

Reading List: Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House by Mike Wendling

How did we end up with politicians willing to ignore the biggest issues of our time? How did we end up with politicians that do not care not only about science but about healthcare or even at times – basic human decency? Well, of course, we elected them. But why did we elect them? Is the so-called alt-right really the reason populists are in power? And what is alt-right anyway?

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Reading list: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari. A great book by a brilliant guy. It touches on every important topic, like migration, global warming, fake news, artificial intelligence and analyses them very carefully from all sides.

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#Atheism written on a image of a sea bird in flight

Here's who I am, part III: I am an Atheist

If you have visited this site before or are maybe following Is it OK to Think? on Facebook, you might be surprised that being an Atheist is only the third thing I identify myself with – after acknowledging that I am a straight, white and possibly privileged male and a feminist, “atheist” label comes third. Well, these posts are not ranked in the order of importance, they are simply a chronology of my thoughts about myself or a chronology of thinking about myself in terms of labels and definitions. It's not what I prefer to do, but I do like to know where I stand.

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Reading List: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

I really and truly believe that “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert has indeed earned the Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category. As it was really written for a general audience, everyone can appreciate the wonderful work that is this book.

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Free Speech text overlaid on a microphone

A few thoughts on the freedom to offend

The freedom to offend is desperately needed because when any idea is immune to criticism, this is a step in a horrible direction. I don't think I have to persuade anyone to take this view. We should not be quiet about things that are currently bad in society and the ideas that drive them in the effort to get everyone to just get along.

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#ProEU - Stronger together

#ProEU Introduction - Supporting the EU Reform

The world is in turmoil. The US has its own problems and exports them all over the world in the form of far-right. Russia, it seems has found a perfect weapon against democracy and liberal values – trolls and fake news. China is doing its own thing. In Brazil, far right is in power. Some historians have even begun to draw parallels between what is now in the US and the beginnings of Nazi Germany. Even if they’re wrong, I personally do not recall seeing these kinds of comparisons during the nineties or 2000s. Some might say that I have not been looking at the right places and that this has been festering for a long time. That is certainly possible. The internet and social media have brought these kinds of ideas and persons from the margins into the full view and now you barely can escape them. They are everywhere, infecting everything, no doubt inspired by the people of the similar calibre being in the positions of power as well.

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