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Bertrand's Paradox or Why Anselm's Ontological Argument Sucks

Bertrand's Paradox can show us that even when we think we know what a word or concept means, we often don't. Getting a strict definition of a word through programming it with computer-level strictness can get us to see when we don't know what we're talking about. Also, Anselm's Ontological Argument sucks.

Why I Left the Philadelphia Church of God

I try to answer, after three years of thought on the topic, the key moments and realizations for why I ended up leaving the Philadelphia Church of God, a fundamentalist doomsday cult that I grew up in.

Review: Frédéric Martel's In The Closet of the Vatican

Frédéric Martel wrote a book documenting homosexuality in the Catholic Church. Catholic reviewers, as expected, said the book was full of unsubstantiated gossip. I think Martel is right and the amount of homosexual priests is almost unfathomable. But more importantly, what goes on in the mind of an inwardly gay, outwardly homophobic priest?

Review: Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend

A review about an autobiography of a man famous in philosophy of science, written by a guy who doesn't have a degree in the philosophy of science. Includes the beginnings of why Feyerabend was called the Worst Enemy of Science and why I came to agree with him.

How the Most Famous Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptics Lost Their Faith

Firsthand stories of how some of the most influential thinkers of all time lost their faith.

Life at Herbert W. Armstrong College

I tell the story of what it was like to spend (nearly) four years studying theology at a college run by a fundamentalist doomsday cult in the United States.

Why Herbert W. Armstrong's Teachings Created So Many Atheists

Herbert W. Armstrong was a doomsday cult leader with numerous strange teachings on history, evolution, salvation, and diet. I notice that many people who leave the cult tend to become atheists. Why does this happen?

Was Armstrongism Just a Misreading of Higher Biblical Criticism?

Instead of the traditional approach to criticising Herbert W. Armstrong's theology, I wonder whether the end results can be seen as a poorly constructed reply to problems raised by the Higher Critics. Highly speculative, high risk of being interesting and totally wrong.

The Exclamation Mark Church of God!

Gerald Flurry is a doomsday cult leader with some, let's say, poor writing habits. I thought he used too many exclamation marks. So I counted them.