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As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God

Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to Africa's biggest problem - the crushing passivity of the people's mindset From The Times -- December 27, 2008    Matthew Parris Before Christmas I returned, after 45 years, to the country that as a boy I knew as Nyasaland. Today it's Malawi, and The Times Christmas Appeal includes a small British charity working there. Pump Aid helps rural communities…



Entropy of the Universe

Entropy measures the amount of decay or disorganization in a system as the system moves continually from order to chaos. By that definition I have one of the most entropic offices at Reasons to Believe. More discouraging yet, the entropy in my office is increasing. But I am not alone. No matter if it’s an office or something much grander like the Moon, Sun, and even our own galaxy, we observe an increasing…



Memory Purge: Eugenicist Margaret Sanger Gets Canceled by Planned Parenthood

File this under empty concessions to cancel culture. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a racist and a eugenicist, her ugly views tied up with the Darwinist thinking prevalent in her own time as it is today. Now the abortion provider’s Manhattan clinic has said it will strip her name from their building and has asked New York City to erase her from street signs. “Civil Rights” Heroine I…



In Cells and Whole Organisms, Repair Mechanisms Imply Foresight, Not Evolution

Cells and organisms come pre-equipped with repair mechanisms. It takes foresight to make complex tools and procedures that can restore the functions of other tools. A blind process like evolution can only see the immediate present; it would be unconcerned about what happens next. Repair implies something worth saving. The more delicate the product, the more elaborate the maintenance. Life is worth…



In Cell Death, a Stunning Display of Intelligent Design

Some counselors try to comfort the grieving by saying that “dying is a part of life,” as if that would cheer up someone dealing with the loss of a loved one. Because of our exceptional natures, people have thoughts of the soul, eternity, and love. These far outstrip the physical necessity of disposing of a body that was housing a sentient being a short time ago. Cells only have the physical disposal…



C.S. Lewis’s Ideal Daily Routine

BY MARIA POPOVA - Brain Pickings I’ve had a longtime fascination with the daily routines of notable writers and their creative rituals. One of the most lyrical, opinionated, and altogether wonderful comes from C.S. Lewis — a man of great wisdom on writing and extraordinary capacity for nuance in existential matters. In his 1955 spiritual memoir, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (public…



Was Christ a Copycat?

Every year around Easter there is a surge of skepticism about the existence of Jesus. Is it true that Jesus is just one of many gods said to have been born of a virgin, died, and resurrected? Those who encounter this claim online or elsewhere may start to wonder about the truth of New Testament history. Is the account of Christ simply a retelling of “dying and rising” pagan gods? If Jesus’ life does…



Why Is Jesus the Only Way to God?

People are constantly asking, “What’s so special about Jesus? Why is He the only way that someone can know God?”



Faith and Reason

by Keith Mathison



The Most Valuable Aim of Apologetics

by R.C. Sproul