I reject the existence of an all-powerful and all-knowing god if it means abandoning human free will. But does rejecting the god of supernatural theism require the rejection of the reality of god in its entirety? No. But it does require a different understanding of the reality of god and the characteristics of omnipotence and omniscience.Read More »
Ask An Evangelical: Do you believe in free will?
Two FāVS Evangelical writers respond to a question of free willRead More »
Ask an Eastern Orthodox Christian: What do you teach about free will?
Orthodoxy, which is the unchanged original teaching of Christ and the apostles, doesn't teach free will, it is free will. In the Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) we are guided, not controlled. We are influenced, not told. We are illumined, transformed, and strengthened by our faith and not extinguished by doubt.Read More »
NOMA: The religion and science debate, part 3
It isn’t that science plays doesn't role in supplying evidence relevant to undecidable propositions. For example, science can lay out the mechanics of the human brain systems that contribute to our making moral judgments (at least two are currently identified, one running off rational assessment circuitry, and another more snap judgment system riffing off our emotional amygdala network).Read More »
Is it moral to remote control insects?
A group of researchers from North Carolina State University have wired electronics to cockroaches and controlled them remotely from a Microsoft video game console. Using the joystick, scientists were able to move the insects left, right, or straight ahead.Read More »
Another look at God’s omniscience
A hallmark of most major religions is that God is omniscient, that he knows everything. He knows the future as well as the present and the past. This has spawned many an argument over the extent of free will.Read More »