Here are some thoughts after a weekend freethought conference
Michael Shermer made a useful distinction between how we came to a belief and how we now defend that belief. Often, we came to a belief without much consideration, but if we’re forced to defend it, we won’t admit the weak justification. Rather, we’ll apply all our intellect to cobble together our best defense and then fool ourselves that that’s the reason.
“Cross Examined is a great read on two fronts. You won’t find a better book on Christian apologetics and the rebuttals ... and the story is compelling, with a startling climax. Highly recommended.”
— Paul Gabel, author of Inventing Jesus