Memo to Rick Warren: humans are animals

So, Rick Warren recently tweeted that “When students are taught they are no different from animals, they act like it.” This was interpreted as a comment on last week’s shootings in Colorado, but Warren later claimed he was referring to something else. But honestly, it’s a stupid comment either way. [Read more...]

Jesus’ resurrection: was Paul hallucinating?

I really want to be done with my post series on William Lane Craig, but after putting up yesterday’s post, I realized I really need to say more about the possibility that Paul and other people who claimed to have seen Jesus after his death were hallucinating (or otherwise deluded). [Read more...]

Writing advice?

I’ve been meaning for awhile to start a thread for people to share their writing advice. I’m finally doing it because next week at my job, I’m supposed to teach the kids writing. While I apparently have some idea of what I’m doing as a writer since all of you read my blog, I’m not always very [Read More...]

Craig’s case for the resurrection of Jesus

The Craig’s last major argument for the existence of God is his claim that the resurrection of Jesus can be shown to have happened using standard historical methods. Now, I’ve previously written that  the vast majority of non-Christians (as well as many liberal Christians) don’t think the gospels, the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ life, are historically [Read More...]

William Lane Craig’s moral argument

Now for Craig’s moral argument (or “axiological argument”), which I’ve sometimes thought is Craig’s worst argument (though picking a single worst argument from Craig is hard). Here’s the basic argument: [Read more...]

The fine-tuning argument (as told by William Lane Craig)

The next argument Craig presents in Reasonable Faith (after his versions of the cosmological argument) is the fine-tuning argument, which is a version of the argument from design or teleological argument. I’ve previously discussed problems with other versions of this argument here and here, those posts will be useful background to this one. Craig’s version is a [Read More...]

iSideWith.com, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson

There’s an interesting new online quiz website called iSideWith.com that tells you which presidential candidate has positions most similar to your own. My results below the fold: [Read more...]

Two more revealingly bad cosmological arguments from Craig’s debates

These aren’t in Reasonable Faith, but there are two lines Craig uses constantly in his debates that are worth noting. Both are generally used as part of the Kalam argument, but have nothing to do with it logically. The first is his frequent use of the rhetorical question “Why is there something rather than nothing?” (see, for example, his [Read More...]

What Christian blogs are worth interacting with?

It seems like in the first couple years of my blogging, atheist and Christian blogs interacted a lot more. I suspect this was in part the result of a self-reinforcing trend, where the less someone interacts with you, the less they seem interacting with. Yet there’s no doubt a lot to gain from that interaction. [Read More...]


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