The Most Effective Rhetorical Strategies For Arguments

Megan McArdle offered some of her blog’s most loyal and esteemed commenters the opportunity to write posts for Christmas.  Rob Lyman seized the opportunity to write some spectacular explanations of the most effective rhetorical strategies for winning arguments online (or, I think, anywhere that you are arguing with others watching).  Read his helpful (and often [Read More...]

Is Debate Between Believers And Non-Believers Inevitably Futile?

Z from It’s The Thought That Counts gets discouraged: I’ve been having these long, philosophical conversations with some of my Christian friends about exactly what their religion means to them (I was happy to find that these friends were open to such discussions!) There’s no way that people’s moral beliefs are actually formed by Christianity’s [Read More...]

In Defense Of Mocking And Embarrassing Religion

Unreasonable Faith just profiled this interesting looking documentary on a tour of debates between Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson. In the comments section to that post, Custador wrote the following about Christopher Hitchens: Generally I find his demeanor to be too confrontational to be productive. It’s like he’s trying to embarasse theists into seeing reason. [Read More...]


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