What is Tolerance?

What is Tolerance?

As the golden rule asserts, we need to treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We, therefore, need to be tolerant of others. But what is tolerance? A well-known dictionary defines tolerance as, “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own.”

Is Atheism the Absence of Beliefs About God?

Is atheism the lack of beliefs about God?

It’s the strangest phenomenon – a puerile and wrongheaded endeavor to redefine atheism is among us. There is an increasing number of atheists today who would claim that the definition of atheism is ‘the lack of beliefs about God.’ Should people be allowed to just up and change definitions of words so abruptly? And is such a…

Is God Supposed to Answer All of our Prayers?

A heartbroken young man prays for the life of his innocent little child. In danger of being caught for the last time, a lifetime criminal prays for his escape from investigators. A single mother barely staying afloat in her deluge of poverty prays for help and relief from her financial circumstances. A man, at the…

Does the Euthyphro Dilemma Challenge Theism?

Euthyphro Dilemma Plato

“God is arbitrary!” he said. “You can’t even rationalize the existence of goodness if God exists. Either goodness is entirely arbitrary, or God is entirely arbitrary.” What kind of weird objection to God is this? This skeptic was offering an objection popularly referred to as the Euthyphro Dilemma.