Entries by Neil Mammen

The Euthyphro Dilemma

  Excerpt from “Jesus Is Involved In Politics! Why aren’t You? Why Isn’t Your Church?” Rational Free Press 2010 (c) Neil MammenAvailable on Amazon and at www.JesusIsInvolvedInPolitics.com Socrates (to Euthyphro): “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” Plato, The Euthyphro […]

Gospel contradictions? Why they don’t exist. A Little Experiment to Teach Skeptics about trying to mindlessly refute the NT

A few years ago on an email list that is populated mainly by liberal Christians and non believers, I was challenged by an Atheist (Charles) to explain why there were so many inconsistencies in the Gospel accounts. His complaint was that for example some gospel accounts talk about Mary Magdalene going to the grave of Jesus, […]

Caroline Lois' Story: A response to suffering.

by Caroline’s Dad, Neil Mammen My sweet daughter Caroline Lois died in my arms last week. She was nine days old. We will bury her this week. This is Caroline’s story, starting with the reflections my wife and I gave at the funeral. Afterwards I’ve included some of the emails sent to our friends and relatives to […]

Is the Supernatural Impossible?

Is the Supernatural Impossible?   (Arthur C.) Clarke’s Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.    When I talk to individuals who do not believe in God or even “a god,” often the first objection they provide to me is that it is not possible for supernatural events or miracles to take […]

Does our Morality come from our DNA?

Does our Morality come from our DNA? Frank, is out of town for a week and has honored me by asking me to post a few blogs in his absence. My name is Neil Mammen, I consider myself a pop-apologist. I see my evening job as taking complex apologetic concepts, and simplifying it such that […]