Final Thoughts Inspired by “God’s Not Dead”: What Makes Some Evangelicals So Intolerable

In response to the wide interest in my posts on this film, I am now challenging fans of the film (and offering theists and atheists of all stripes) to study with me, a real atheist philosophy professor. We will dig in to the real arguments for and against God, from real philosophers, theist and atheist. Check it out: In [Read More...]

A Philosophy Professor Analyzes God’s Not Dead’s Case For God

This post turned out to be not just a movie review but a nearly comprehensive counter-apologetics case that I intend to refer Christians to in the future. For both those future and current readers, here is a Table of Contents, with links, so you can jump to the section that interests you most if you do not have time to read all ~12,000 words.

1. Introduction
2. The Hypocrisy of Christian Statements of Faith
3. Why Leaving Theology Out of Philosophy Isn’t Persecuting Students
4. Philosophy Is Not Authority Based The Way Theology Is
5. The Students in the Movie Already Believed in God 
6. How I Graded Religious Students Who Disagreed With Me
7. Demanding Philosophical Reasons For Religious Beliefs Is Not Religious Persecution 
8. Arguments Over Cosmology (God vs. Naturalistic Eternalism)
9. Creating A Strawman of Philosophers is a Lazy Copout 
10. Why Do Christians Say Atheists Disbelieve for Emotional Reasons?
11. Who Really Are the Humble Ones More Likely to Say “I Don’t Know”? The Christians or the atheists?
12. Why Do Some Atheists Say They Do Know There’s No God? Are Atheists Hypocritically People of Faith Too? 
13. If Antitheists Are Bad People, Evangelicals Are Downright Awful 
14. If Professor Radisson’s A Bad Guy, The Christian God is the Worst Possible Bad Guy
15. God of the Gaps and the Origin of Life
16. How Science and Philosophy Vindicate Metaphysical Naturalism and the Existence of Religious Scientists Doesn’t Vindicate Theism
17. Why Explaining Evolution with God is Anti-Science
18. Is Philosophy Dead?
19. Why The Film Didn’t Actually Care About Proving God’s Existence
20. The Problem of Evil
21. The Appeal to Need for Absolute Morality [Read more...]

How “God’s Not Dead” Makes Christians Look Even Worse Than It Makes Atheists Look

In response to the wide interest in my posts on this film, I am now challenging fans of the film (and offering theists and atheists of all stripes) to study with me, a real atheist philosophy professor. We will dig in to the real arguments for and against God, from real philosophers, theist and atheist. Check it out: When [Read More...]

Opposing the Jesus Meme

I’m not actually mad at either the historical Jesus or mythical Christ but the mind-rotting prejudice that Jesus MUST always be right. [Read more...]

Why Jesus Is Dead To Me

I rankle at the undue reverence afforded Jesus even by many atheists and so in a post yesterday at the Richard Dawkins Foundation website lamenting the spiritual and intellectual analogue of Stockholm Syndrome that I see many liberal believers who can’t let go suffering, I explained why I want no part of the attempts to reclaim [Read More...]

Since My Deconversion: I Think I’ve Been in Denial About Christian Insincerity.

Yesterday Frank Schaeffer published a post that’s already going viral accusing the moneymakers atop the Evangelical Christian world of not really buying what they’re selling: Let’s be honest. Sure some smart young people who “come to Christ” are deeply sincere. Then life happens to them and they come to see that nothing is quite as [Read More...]

Why Nye Was Right To Debate Ham

George Waye has a very good piece with just some of the reasons that, contrary to the imploring of so many other evolution supporters, Bill Nye made the right choice in opting to debate Ken Ham: The idea that this debate emboldened creationists by giving them a stage is, I think, demonstrably wrong.  First, you [Read More...]

Stream and Comment Upon the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Discussion Here

UPDATE: Below is the video of last night’s completed discussion of creationism between Ken Ham and Billy Nye: Hey everyone. Here’s the link to where you will be able to stream the discussion of evolution and creationism tonight between Bill Nye The Science Guy and Ken Ham The Not Science But Creationism Instead Guy. Please [Read More...]

Learn Cosmology From A Cosmologist, Not An Apologist

Counter Apologist points to this interview by SkyDivePhil with the renowned cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose talking about Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. The hardly any of the interview addresses religious apologetics, at the 20:05 mark he is asked about William Lane Craig’s interpretation of the meaning of CCC and Penrose explains how Craig misunderstands it. Counter-Apologist explains [Read More...]


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