About Jason Eden

Jason Eden's life journey took him from conservative Southern Baptist preacher, youth minister, worship leader, and Christian apologist to becoming a naturalist atheist. He is married to a loving, patient woman and is the father of two children who serve as consistent reminders of the amazing power of human potential. Professionally, he works as an engineer in the fields of big data and cloud computing.

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An Obituary for Truth

Written By | January 30, 2017 | Posted in Philosophy | 1 Comment

Truth, one of mankind’s guiding lights for centuries, died in a vicious mob attack instigated by Comfort, Apathy, Dogma, Self-Interest, and Entertainment. She was a pillar of the community, with a glorious history of influence throughout most of our cultural development. She enjoyed nature, science, and spending time with anyone who sought her out. Her tireless […]

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A Eulogy for Truth

Written By | January 29, 2017 | Posted in Philosophy | No Comments

Ah, Truth. I knew her well. Well, as well as anyone could know her, I suppose. From my earliest memories, I can see her there in the background – smiling, laughing as I played my childhood games, gently guiding as I gazed in wonder at the world around me and tried to take it all […]

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In Memory of Truth and Those Who Sought It

Written By | January 25, 2017 | Posted in Philosophy | 1 Comment

If it is unthinkable to you that your current worldview might be wrong, then you are not a lover of Truth. What you love is Dogma masquerading as Truth. Truth seeks out its own errors and rejoices when inaccuracies are discovered. It does not try to hide, obfuscate, or twist facts to make them fit […]

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The True Meaning of Christmas (and Why I Embrace It as an Atheist)

Written By | November 30, 2015 | Posted in Atheist Life | 1 Comment

December 25th is a day of celebration of faith. It is marked as the birthday of the Sun in both Vainakh (Malkh) and Roman (Dies Natalis Solis Invicti) mythologies. Other religious holidays that pass through today include Yule (originally a Pagan religious festival), Pancha Ganapati (a festival to honor Lord Ganesha by Hindus), and of […]

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Why “I’m Possibly Wrong” Isn’t Good Enough

Written By | October 27, 2015 | Posted in Philosophy | 2 Comments

When I presented my talk at Seekerfest STL 2015, I got a lot of pushback for phrasing one of my last points as “Start from the standpoint that you are probably wrong.” One of those individuals was none other than Matt Dillahunty, who after my talk came up to me and said something along the […]

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The Psychology of Belief: Hope vs. Reality

Written By | October 22, 2015 | Posted in Philosophy Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In my last post I discussed how delusional beliefs form and why they’re so easy to fall into. It turns out that the belief that we are immune to delusional thinking is a critical component for delusional beliefs to form in the first place. Our beliefs, rather than being a spectrum that ranges from opinion to conviction […]

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The Psychology of Belief: How We Maintain Delusions

Written By | October 12, 2015 | Posted in Philosophy | 2 Comments

The following content was recently presented at Seekerfest STL in St. Charles, MO.  I have a confession to make: I want to believe in the EmDrive. The claim is that we have built an engine that can provide forward thrust without the need to expel a propellant. If it works, it would enable us to […]

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God Experiences: Summary and What It All Means

Written By | September 4, 2015 | Posted in Christian Beliefs | No Comments

For the past couple of weeks, I have shared a number of experiences that I used to point to as evidences for the existence of the Christian god. I have also explained why all of these experiences eventually failed to stand up to critical thinking and reasoning as my understanding of statistics, psychology, and science […]

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God Experiences: A Personal Relationship

Written By | September 2, 2015 | Posted in Christian Beliefs | 2 Comments

Setting the Stage Like most kids, I had an imaginary friend as a child. His name was Friend Jason. He was identical to me in every way, except for the fact that he was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. Growing up in an unstable home, Friend Jason was my confidant, […]

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God Experiences: Worship Music

Written By | August 31, 2015 | Posted in Christian Beliefs | No Comments

Setting the Stage In the little church community that I grew up in, I seldom felt “moved” by God during congregational singing. Occasionally my family would attend a southern gospel concert, however, and I would experience emotions during the moving songs and testimonies that I clearly identified as the Holy Spirit. I would weep at the […]

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