From the archives: Bill O’Reilly’s argument for the existence of God

Now that I’m at Patheos, I expect there will be quite a few readers of Patheos blogs coming to my blog, totally unfamiliar with previous incarnations of The Uncredible Hallq. So I’m going to link to some of my old posts, as part of the extended get-to-know-you process here. [Read more...]

Tweeting my way through the Bible: Genesis and Exodus

One reason to follow me on Twitter is that I’m currently in the process of Tweeting my way through the Bible. The idea for the project came to me when a friend from high school complained about me posting anti-religious stuff on Facebook. This made me wonder: what would he think if I started posting [Read More...]

Fundamentalism

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book in progress. In the 17th and 18th centuries, only a few radicals like Spinoza dared to question the trustworthiness of the Christian Bible. This changed in the 19th century, with the rise of liberal and modernist movements within theology made once-scandalous ideas increasingly acceptable. Many conservative Christians, [Read More...]

Unorthodox theology

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my book in progress. At this point, a few readers, especially ones with highly unorthodox religious ideas, will cling to the “God I don’t believe in either line.” They might say, “My version of religion doesn’t require believing in miracles or anything superstitious like that!” [Read more...]

Grrr… editing

My next step for writing The Book is to go back and edit the not-entirely-satisfying work I did on chapters two and three, and trying to incorporate a lot of what I wrote about a month ago about civility. I’m considering cutting a lot of material so I can make them one chapter. But I just [Read More...]

Religion is an idea about the world

Here’s a quote from Greta Christina that sums up my response to a great deal of backlash against popular atheism: [Read more...]

Popular atheism

The following is an excerpt from my book in progress. My next point is one I have to address because I need a better way to talk about Dawkins, Harris, and the rest than by calling them, “Dawkins, Harris, and the rest.” What’s important about them, beyond their atheism? [Read more...]

Discussion: what has your local atheist group done for you?

I have a confession to make: it’s been more than a year since I’ve been to the meeting of any atheist group. I occasionally get e-mails from people saying they’re coming to Korea soon and want to know about atheist groups here, and I have to tell them I have no idea about them. [Read more...]

Angry Atheists? chapter 10: William Lane Craig exposed

So I’m doing this project where I’m writing a book, and when I finish a draft of a chapter, I post it for anyone to read for free using Google Docs. I’ve just finished putting together the chapter titled “William Lane Craig exposed.” (I had previously posted an incomplete version of the chapter.) Read it here. [Read more...]


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