Saint vs. scientist

From Common Sense Atheism: [Read more...]

Privileging the hypothesis: the most common flaw in arguments for the existence of God

I believe the bad reasoning found in O’Reilly’s argument for the existence of God is just one example of a more general problem  that is very common in arguments for the existence of God, including ones made by professional philosophers of religion. It’s related to the problems discussed in chapter 4, but it’s a little [Read More...]

Discussion: what books do you recommend to get someone out of religion?

I recently saw a discussion thread at LessWrong where the OP claimed, “I have stopped recommending Dawkin’s work to people who are on the fence about religion.  The God Delusion utterly destroyed his effectiveness at convincing people against religion.” This got me thinking: what books do you recommend to get someone out of religion? Here [Read More...]

Kalam III: The very brief part that actually argues for God

Now that I’ve argued that Craig has no good arguments for premise (2) of Kalam (at least not reasons he can consistently use without also ruling out God as an explanation for the universe’s beginning),  I could move on to the next argument. But I think Craig’s arguments for the claim that the cause of the universe is [Read More...]

William Lane Craig, the Secular Student Alliance, and some suspicious statistics

So the Secular Student Alliance made an infographic with some information they got off the Campus Crusade for Christ… er, I’m sorry, “Cru” website. The information on “Cru’s” website turned out to be a mistake, so the Secular Student Alliance made a new infographic with the correct information. In response, William Lane Craig whined about [Read More...]

Video: Science Saved My Soul

Since I haven’t posted much in the way of little fun things this week, here’s a video that’s been floating around the intertubes: [Read more...]

Why you should consider donating to the Singularity Institute (I did!)

I’ve been on the fence for awhile about whether the Singularity Institute is worth donating to. I alluded to my uncertainty in my post on Kony 2012. I finally made my first donation just now. Two things pushed me over the edge. [Read more...]

Kalam II: Philosophical arguments for the beginning of the universe

Now I’ll deal with Craig’s philosophical arguments for the claim the universe had a beginning. The first argument goes like this (Reasonable Faith pp. 116-120): [Read more...]

A note on my sources for Craig’s arguments

In writing my post series on Craig’s arguments, my main source for them is his book Reasonable Faith. My main reason for picking this book is it’s the only source I know of that has all of Craig’s arguments in one place. It’s also the book which I suspect people are most likely to have. If you [Read More...]


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