Let’s have another thread on the Catholics

After seeing Monday’s thread on Catholic leaders vs. Obama regarding birth control blow up, I’m figuring what the hell, let’s have another thread on that. (Yes, it mainly blew up because of one very persistent Catholic commenter. Whatever.) So: Dan did a great blog post on this titled “Religious Privilege and Grievance-Based Catholic Identity Politics [Read More...]

From the archives: More on Luke’s endorsement of William Lane Craig

From May of last year. Discusses what it means to “win” a debate, and points out a number of dumb tactics Craig uses in his debates. Note that at the time I wrote it, I wasn’t totally happy with the use of the word “endorsement” in the title, and I’m still not sure what word [Read More...]

Religion deserves no special treatment under US law

So a bunch of Catholic leaders are complaining about how allegedly unjust it is to require insurance plans provided by large employers to include contraception. They think Catholic organizations should get an exemption based on their religious convictions, you see. Dan Fincke currently has parts one and two up of a debate with a friend [Read More...]

The creepy delusions of William Lane Craig

When I first read William Lane Craig’s Reasonable Faith (back when it was in the second edition), my gut reaction to reading the first chapter was, “this guy is a total lunatic, I didn’t know he was so crazy.” I basically said so in my first post reviewing the book, and then when I turned [Read More...]

Diversity among religious believers

This is a topic that was going around the FTB backchannel, and now Ed and Natalie have written posts about it. Here’s my contribution: [Read more...]

Frederick of Black Skeptics on Be Scofield

Frederick of Black Skeptics points out that religion hasn’t been as good to African Americans as Be Scofield would like you to think: [Read more...]

This is how fundamentalism ends: not with a bang, but with Rick Santorum pretending to have gay friends

Vjack of Atheist revolution argues we should be careful about saying Christian fundamentalism is on the decline: [Read more...]

Strange times: culture wars vs. cultural-demographic trends

We (I’m talking USians here) live in strange times. A post by Will Wilkinson on Newt Gingrich captures a lot of that strangeness: [Read more...]

Christian philosopher comes to love Lord Krishna

Christian philosopher Michael Sudduth has announced his conversion to Vaishnava Vedanta (he seems to think the “Hindu” label is misleading). Bill Vallicella (who I criticized yesterday) has posted a long letter from Sudduth explaining his conversion (HT: Mark Vuletic). Here’s a sampling: [Read more...]


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