Will Craig’s Christian fans admit he’s made some godawful arguments?

I’m almost done putting together my chapter for The Book on William Lane Craig, but as I was writing it, something occurred to me: have any of Craig’s Christian fans ever admitted that yes, Craig has made some godawful arguments? Something like, “Craig is a good philosopher, and his Kalam cosmological argument is an important contribution to philosophy, so [Read More...]

Victor Stenger on William Lane Craig

A few months ago, I received a review copy of Victor Stenger’s God and the Folly of Faith. I meant to review it, but with other things I was working on it slipped through the cracks, and I never found time to read the thing all the way through. (Apologies to Dr. Stenger and Prometheus Books for [Read More...]

Lies, damned lies, and material conditionals

William Lane Craig claims that atheists agree with him that, “if the universe has an explanation of its existence, that explanation is God.” It seems to me a pretty clear example of Craig’s tendency to falsely claim his opponents agree with him, but there’s one way of defending Craig’s claim that I know occurred independently to both [Read More...]

Discussion: what’s the best way to deal with apologetics-spouting evangelists?

I got a question in a previous thread, typed out a quick response, and then realized this would be a good question to dedicate a thread to. First, the question: [Read more...]

There are no good arguments for the existence of God (complete)

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 “There are no good arguments for the existence of God.” (I had previously posted an incomplete [Read More...]

Mid-vacation recap: now also an open thread!

Well, I seem to have gotten a decent amount of blogging done on this vacation of mine. I unfortunately haven’t gotten any book-writing done, which I will try to remedy next week. So you may see less of me next week. Or you may see more of me next week, as I’ll be spending my [Read More...]

Petition to support Indonesian Atheist needs 18,000 more signatures this week

I had been vaguely aware of the story of Indonesian atheist Alexander Ann being sentenced to prison for “blasphemy” because of a fracking Facebook post expressing his doubts about the existence of God. What I didn’t know until today is that the petition to the White House to help him needs 18,000 more signatures this week [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins and other atheists defend Sam Harris

Richard Dawkins just published a piece titled “It’s What Moral Philosophers Do,” which sketches a bit of moral philosophy and then ends by saying: [Read more...]

The authors of the Old Testament were the Pat Robertsons of their day

I’m currently tweeting my way through the Bible. I’m currently in 2 Kings, which includes this lovely bit: “The Lord has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years.” Gee, what does that remind me of… [Read more...]


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