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Jeffrey Eldred


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I am well versed on the arguments for both sides about the existence of God and am especially aware of the philosophical ramifications and psychological reactions to atheism. Also, if you have a question about atheism as that pertains to Science or Skepticism, I may be an especially good pick. However my knowledge of non-Judeo-Christian religions and Biblical archaeology is generally limited to knowledge about directions to more informative resources.

Experience in the area

I've been an atheist for 12 years now, open about it for 7 years after being raised in a Roman Catholic family. In that time I have held many different philosophical perspective on the subject and had different emotional and psychological reactions to atheism. I have absorbed many internet articles, video debates, atheist publications, and secular podcasts in my process of understanding and supporting the atheist movement. I routinely hold conversations on the subject.


One article in If Journal, an interfaith publication.


I have a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the College of William & Mary I am pursuing my Ph.D in Physics at Indiana University at Bloomington. I have very little formal training in philosophy or sociology.

Awards and Honors

I was president of the William & Mary Students for Science & Secularism before graduating.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Right now, the public perception of atheists has been defined by people who are not atheists. That is only currently beginning to change and I hope everyone realizes that atheism can be an uplifting way of looking at the universe.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The song "God Bless America" was written by Irving Berlin who was actually a nonbeliever.

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2014-08-31 Dear Jeff-:

Hey Kevin,    I sometimes gets distracted by the detail and forget to articulate the big picture! I hope this clarifies some things.    Evolution does indeed hold that mankind are descendants of single-celled

2014-08-13 Dear Jeff-:

Hey Kevin, good questions. I've divided my response into several sections and put links on the bottom of the page. I decided to answer question B first, so that way you can have evolution on your mind

2014-02-17 Atheism:

Hello again Branden.     Theodicies:  The objections you bring up on the problem of evil I've discussed in the past a bit. I would in particular recommend you to look at the “Mysterious Ways” section and

2014-02-15 Atheism:

Hello again Branden,  I would like to do is thank you for keeping an open mind about the things that I have to say.       Is God Possible?  First, I believe its hard for humans to assign the probability

2014-01-30 Atheism:

Hey Branden,    For the first and last question, I think I'll just refer you to the several posts of I've already written on each subject. Feel free to ask a more specific follow-up question if you feel


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