This is one of four critiques of the book, The God Delusion (New York / Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006), by perhaps the world’s best-known (and most influential?) atheist, the biologist Richard Dawkins (born in 1941). His words will be in blue. Links to the four critiques follow: Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion: General Critique Richard Dawkins’ “Bible Whoppers” Are the “Delusion”  Richard Dawkins: D- Grade for Science & Christianity Richard Dawkins’ Outrageous Hypocrisy on Abortion *** Before starting in on my critiques of this… Read more

This was a discussion in one of my blog comboxes. The words of atheist “Grimlock” will be in blue. *** What would convince you that God has revealed Himself: thus causing you to believe in Him? Bob never answered this. Perhaps you will be willing to. Always an interesting question to ponder. The short answer is that I’m not sure – the longer answer involves some rambling, so let’s go with that one. Let me start off with what would… Read more

This is one of four critiques of the book, The God Delusion (New York / Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006), by perhaps the world’s best-known (and most influential?) atheist, the biologist Richard Dawkins (born in 1941). His words will be in blue. Links to the four critiques follow: Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion: General Critique  Richard Dawkins’ “Bible Whoppers” Are the “Delusion” Richard Dawkins: D- Grade for Science & Christianity Richard Dawkins’ Outrageous Hypocrisy on Abortion *** Richard Dawkins informs… Read more

These exchanges occurred in a blog combox of mine. Bob Seidensticker runs the large and influential blog, Cross Examined. See the related dialogues / critiques involving him: Why Do We Worship God? Dialogue with an Atheist, and Seidensticker: Christians R Intellectually Dishonest Idiots. Bob’s words will be in blue. ***** God is not an unjust Judge because He doesn’t give rebellious man an infinite amount of time to repent or because some refuse to accept His gracious pardon or to give Him… Read more

This factor was present in the lives of famous atheists Freud, Marx, Feuerbach, Baron d’Holbach, Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Schopenhauer, Hobbes, Samuel Butler, H. G. Wells, Carlyle, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Albert EllisFrom former atheist Paul Vitz’s article: “The Psychology of Atheism”:  The Psychology of Atheism: The Theory of Defective Father Since there is need for deeper understanding of atheism and since I don’t know of any theoretical framework-except the Oedipal one – I am forced to sketch out a model… Read more

He Also Projects Onto Me These Bigoted Ideas, as if I Hold the Same About Atheists Bob Seidensticker runs the large and popular atheist blog, Cross Examined. We recently had a lengthy dialogue about worship of God and several other rabbit trails. His words will be in blue. *** This exchange was from our recent dialogue: Your comments in this dialogue were posted under a very extensive article on hell, in which I dialogued with a very thoughtful and skeptical… Read more

Do Atheists Habitually Equate Fringe Portions of Christianity with the Whole, & with Biblical Teaching? This was an exchange with atheist Michael Neville on my blog. His words will be in blue. *** [Michael cited my words in a recent debate] “. . . and infinitely smarter than Christians, whose beliefs they invariably distort and turn into straw men, which they then proceed to quixotically demolish. That’s as big of a mystery as anything in the universe.” One of the… Read more

What can I do after answering a question repeatedly in many ways, yet am told over and over that I haven’t answered at all? The words of MR, an atheist, will be in blue. Words of fellow atheist Bob Seidensticker will be in green. MR was commenting on a discussion thread that became my paper, “Why Do We Worship God? Dialogue with an Atheist.” *** [from the “Worship” dialogue] Bob Seidensticker: How much evidence would you need to convert to some… Read more

Bob Seidensticker is an atheist and webmaster of the popular Patheos blog, Cross Examined. His words will be in blue. The initial discussions took place in a combox for another paper. They are in a very different form there because here I edited (in my usual fashion) to make it have a back-and-forth “Platonic / Socratic dialogue” flow and to stay as much as possible on the topic of worship of God. ***** I’m baffled by the worship thing. Why… Read more

An atheist mentioned Gleason Archer’s Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties and commented, “How could God’s word have ‘difficulties?’ What on earth was difficult about God’s revelation to mankind [?]. I mean, he’s God, right?” ***** This is shallow, unreflective thinking. I can think of a number of sound, logical reasons why such a book would exist: 1. The Bible is a very lengthy, multi-faceted book by many authors, from long ago, with many literary genres (and in three languages), and cultural assumptions… Read more

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