The Spherical Earth Conspiracy

Introduction. While this isn’t strictly a apologetics issue, it is loosely related, since the Old Testament has numerous passages that only make sense if interpreted within a flat Earth paradigm. And no small number of flat earthers justify their fierce defense of their bizarre beliefs, by pointing to the Bible. But to be clear: TheContinue reading “The Spherical Earth Conspiracy”

The Moral Argument for God

The Argument from Morality has been framed in a variety of ways. The most prevalent today is as formulated by William Lane Craig, or some similar variant. Craig states the moral argument as follows: 1. If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist. 2. Objective moral values do exist. 3. Therefore, GodContinue reading “The Moral Argument for God”

The Myth of Absolute Morality

A topic commonly discussed by Christian apologists is that of morality. There are three common arguments: They declare that the atheist has no basis for making moral decisions, whereas Christianity has an absolute basis for morality, given to us by God in the Bible. This argument is often supplemented by accusations that the atheist isContinue reading “The Myth of Absolute Morality”

"Abortion is OK" – God

It would be a mistake to declare the Bible to be either pro-choice or pro-life. While there are several verses relevant to the discussion, none condemn abortion, and none suggest that women should have a choice in the matter. In fact, since the Bible is overtly patriarchal throughout, any decisions with respect to the unbornContinue reading “"Abortion is OK" – God”

(Un)Apologetics

The world seems to be full today of Christians, some well meaning, and some obvious charlatans, who make their livings in the field of Christian Apologetics.  For reference, let’s look at the definition of “apologetics”. From Merriam-Webster online dictionary: 1:   systematic argumentative discourse … in defense (as of a doctrine) 2:   a branch of theologyContinue reading “(Un)Apologetics”

Born Again and Unborn Again

(My Conversion & Deconversion) In this article, I’ll recount the story of my own religious journey, up through my “deconversion”. I’m sharing this story for three reasons: It provides, I think, useful context to help readers understand my own perspectives. I personally find others’ deconversion stories to be interesting.  Many are similar, but many othersContinue reading “Born Again and Unborn Again”

Pascal's Wager

Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th century mathematician, physicist, and inventor.  He made enormous scientific and mathematical contributions from his teens, through his early 30s.  At age 31, following a religious conversion, he shifted much of his focus to religion and philosophy, becoming (unfortunately) somewhat less productive in mathematics and science in the process.  Pascal’sContinue reading “Pascal's Wager”

About Me

Hi! My name is Rich Prendergast. Like many other atheists, I’m a deconverted Christian. I was born an atheist (as is everyone), raised Catholic, and in my mid-teens, left the Catholic Church for a Protestant denomination (Congregational United Church of Christ) and shortly thereafter, became a “Born Again Christian”. I became “Unborn Again” in myContinue reading “About Me”