So, I’m an atheist blogger and a professional philosopher. So this puts me in the unenviable position of having to deal with ignorant atheists who not only disparage philosophy but disparage sophisticated theology without understanding it. And honestly it makes me wince sometimes. I believe we can do better. We can make better arguments that [Read More…]
“God’s Not Dead” Fans, I Dare You To Study The Existence of God With Me, a Real Atheist Philosophy Professor.
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DarkMatter2525 explores the philosophical questions of how any being could know that it was omniscient and whether we can know that it’s not turtles all the way up in this characteristically irreverent, creative, and hilarious video: Your Thoughts? Could any being, in principle, know that it knew everything? [Read more…]
I KNOW there is no God. I don’t just lack belief in gods. I know they don’t exist.
Does that statement sound too extreme a statement for you? Read on to see why I think it shouldn’t be controversial at all. [Read more…]
Stephen Law, who puts special emphasis on “evil god” arguments, debated William Lane Craig in Westminster Central Hall in London on October 17. I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet but figured since it features Craig debating an actual philosopher, I would pass it on for you. If there are interesting moments we [Read More…]
How Foolish Atheists Convinced The Atheist Blogger Leah Libresco That Catholic Philosophy Was Rationally Superior To Atheism
On Friday I am finally going to put up an extensive post dissecting the philosophical arguments that atheist blogger Leah Libresco has either made or referred to in defending and explaining her decision to convert to Catholicism. But first this post will make some more important preliminary points about the inadequacy of the reasons for [Read More…]
Alain de Botton has caused a stir in the atheist blogosphere, and particularly here at Freethought Blogs, with his new book Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion. More specifically he caused waves with his article on CNN , which is heavy on selections from the book, and which begins as [Read More…]
Jaime: Okay, so why do you believe that your god is a good explanation for the universe? Robin: Because everything that exists needs an explanation and the universe is no exception. Jaime: But then why doesn’t your god need an explanation? Aren’t we just headed for an infinite regress unless you just admit that something doesn’t need [Read More…]
Robin: Jaime, what bothers me about your atheism is that it’s so dogmatic. You claim to know there is no God. That’s so arrogant. Jaime: Yes, I claim to know there are no gods. But I don’t claim it dogmatically or arrogantly. I claim it based upon the fact that the evidence is overwhelmingly against [Read More…]