An aside on religious freedom and arguments for the existence of God

After what I said about Aquinas and Clarke in my previous post, you might be thinking something like this about them, “While their arguments aren’t very convincing to us today, they were at least good arguments in the context they were given, at a time when more people shared the assumptions behind the arguments.” [Read more...]

Richard Carrier on overpopulation, technology, and the Pope

I was reading an old essay by Richard Carrier, and stumbled accross this gem: [Read more...]

Aquinas’ five ways and other classical arguments for the existence of God

If you want arguments for the existence of God that are totally free of the sort of problems I talked about last week in criticizing Bill O’Reilly, Peter van Inwagen, and design arguments in general, your best bet may be to go back in time two centuries or more. To arguments like those of Thomas [Read More...]

New Atheists, explained with a stick figure comic

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One more point about Feser

I left this out of my previous post on Feser, but it’s worth emphasizing: a central part of Feser’s shtick is talking about how horrible atheists are for not paying more attention to his beloved Aquinas. When Keith Parsons fails to pay enough attention to Aquinas, that’s part of “The brutal facts about Keith Parsons” [Read More...]

Ed Feser’s temper tantrums

This post ties in with the post series I’m writing on arguments for the existence of God, but I don’t consider it a part of the post series proper. Rather, I want to pre-empt a problem I suspect I may have to deal with with the next post. The problem is this: Catholic philosopher Ed [Read More...]

JT Eberhard: Why the arguments for god’s existence suck

Given the kick I’ve been on this week (and will continue to be on for another couple weeks at least) about arguments for the existence of God, this video of a talk JT Eberhard gave at the Madison Freethought Festival seems worth posting. JT is a great speaker, and the talk also includes great material [Read More...]

South Korean creationists manufactured a fake victory

This is a correction to a post I wrote where I reported that South Korean creationists had gotten evolution taken out of South Korean textbooks. I was wrong. I was alerted to this by an e-mail from reader David Cortesi who writes: [Read more...]

Bertrand Russell explains Ray Comfort

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