Debate: Does Atheism Poison Everything? Christopher Hitchens vs. David Berlinski

A debate on atheism with Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, and David Berlinski, author of The Devil's Delusion. This event was hosted by the Fixed Point Foundation ( in Birmingham, Alabama. Part 1 of 5 … [Read more...]

Does a Good God Exist? A debate between Dr. William Dembski and Christopher Hitchens

Intelligent Design proponent William Dembski and famed atheist Christopher Hitchens disputed the existence of a benevolent God in a recent debate now posted on the website of Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. Read full article. … [Read more...]

Patsourakos: Clergy Must Abide by America’s Tradition of Church-State Separation

George Patsourakos, occasional commentator on the AOI Observer, posted a commentary on his blog "Theology and Society" sure to elicit some strong responses. I agree with his overall conclusion (keep candidate endorsements away from the pulpit) but I disagree with his interpretation of the separation of church and state clause in the Constitution. What do you think? This week former U.S. … [Read more...]

Nihilism as the end of atheism is a historical necessity

An idea I need to develop: The Gospel supplanted paganism in its various forms because through the preaching of it the Resurrected Christ is revealed, the One through whom death was destroyed, the One who broke the shackles of paganism -- the prison of capricious fate and the cosmic despair that paganism was powerless to overcome. The resurrection of Christ breaks the bonds of the pagan world … [Read more...]

The Manhattan Declaration

A while back Fr. Peter-Michael Preble interviewed me about the Manhattan Declaration and a few other items of interest that was just posted on Ancient Faith Radio. From Ancient Faith: Fr. Peter-Michael Preble interviews Fr. Hans Jacobse, the founder of the American Orthodox Institute, the editor of Orthodoxy Today, and one of the first Orthodox signatories of The Manhattan … [Read more...]