I’ve read Draper’s paper, and I am puzzled

On Monday, Justin Schieber of Reasonable Doubts tweeted his endorsement of Paul Draper’s argument from moral agency for the existence of God: Draper, an agnostic philosopher, has given BY FAR THE STRONGEST argument for theism. Read a great summary here: http://t.co/SsItkfTa95 — Justin Schieber ofRD (@Justinsweh) April 7, 2014 If you think there are no [Read More...]

William Lane Craig rationalizes his lie about Ehrman

In the past, I’ve documented William Lane Craig’s repeated lies about Bart Ehrman—namely his attempts to cite Ehrman as a skeptical scholar who accepts the “facts” Craig uses in his argument for the resurrection of Jesus. For years, Craig has been quoting from a 2003 lecture Ehrman gave as if it represented his current views, [Read More...]

Why do Christian philosophers of religion believe?

Helen De Cruz writes (via Justin Schieber on Facebook): For several authors in Clark’s edited collection* (including Plantinga), the reasons for belief can be surmised as something like this “I’ve been brought up religiously. I’ve always liked religion. I like going to church, and the bible inspires me. I’ve had mentors who were Christian philosophers [Read More...]

Kris Komarnitsky’s Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection

Kris Komarnitsky, author of Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection: What Happened In The Black Box?, just put out a second edition of the book. He asked me to help promote it, which I was happy to do because I think it’s a great book. Here’s the review I just posted on Amazon: I’m an atheist blogger who’s [Read More...]

My debate with Randal Rauser is out!

My debate with Randal Rauser on the rationality of theism is now out. I’m curious to read other people’s commentary on the debate, and will hold off on saying much until other people can get a chance to comment. I will note, though, that the debate ended up containing an unusually thorough discussion of the [Read More...]

Francis isn’t the Pope the Catholic Church deserves, but the one it needs right now

So I am way late to the game on this one, but if you read this blog you’ve probably heard by now about how some atheists have praised Pope Francis for saying nice things about gays and abortion and so on. And you’ve probably heard other atheists push back against that, saying Francis is just [Read More...]

Paper on Plantinga and classical foundationalism

After writing my post last night on the Plantinga clique, I realized there’s one easy thing I can do for people who want something more to read debunking the Plantinga clique: post a paper I wrote in graduate school on Plantinga. Here it is (warning: it’s >6,000 words long): What’s Wrong With Strict Standards for [Read More...]

The Plantinga clique

I recently finished recording a debate on the topic “Is Belief in God Irrational?” with Randal Rauser. Hopefully it will be available for listening soon, though that’s out of my hands and in Justin Schieber’s. Until then, I’ll give you a little spoiler by mentioning the fact that one of the main issues in the [Read More...]

Review: 50 Great Myths About Atheism

When I think about 50 Great Myths About Atheism, by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk two thoughts dominate my mind: first, “Is this really necessary?”, immediately followed by, “Yes, unfortunately, it probably is.” [Read more...]


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