Quote Mining Camus

Frequently Christian apologists who want to claim that atheism entails both meaninglessness and immorality enjoy mining the atheistic existentialists for material that presumably supports their contentions. Earlier this month, Patrick Mefford fisked a professor at Brigham Young University who tried to use Camus in this way as part of a Mormon apologetics piece attacking atheism. [Read More...]

Why I Think Theistic Religion’s Psychological Grip Can Be Weakened Or Broken

In a recent comments section, Gregory Wahl argued to me that religion is so deeply rooted in psychological needs, specifically the longing for immortality, that there is an inherent limitation to the ability of all my philosophical arguments to dissuade the faithful.  As this line of reasoning goes, they do not believe for intellectual reasons [Read More...]


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