Why I am an atheist: my response to a Patheos challenge

I got a message from my contact at Patheos saying: [Read more...]

If philosophers agree on anything, it’s that there are no good arguments for the existence of God

Last month, a guest post by Landon at Butterflies and Wheels listed a number of issues, which, according to the Landon, “were largely settled through the work of people who were essentially, for their respective eras, professional philosophers”: [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 7: There are no good arguments for the existence of God

Okay, here’s another round of revisions on my chapter titled, There are no good arguments for the existence of God, which, thanks to some rearranging/cutting of material from old chapters 6-8, is now chapter 7. Main changes from the previous version of the chapter are that I’ve changed my mind somewhat on Aquinas et al., [Read More...]

Did Aquinas’ arguments just suck?

I’ve been rethinking this post, where I suggested part of the reason the arguments of people like Thomas Aquinas and Samuel Clarke don’t sound convincing today is that they use assumptions which used to be widely accepted, but aren’t anymore. I offered up some caveats about that suggestion at the time, but now I have [Read More...]

Figuring out what reality is really like is not a game whose rules have to be fair

Shortly after moving to Patheos, I noticed the blog of Dwight Longenecker, with a post about how the presidential race is neck and neck because half the country believes in God and half doesn’t. (I wonder, did Romney’s “47%” remarks cause people to become atheists?) I didn’t have time to comment at the time, but I [Read More...]

Do atheists (and agnostics) write the best books on arguments for the existence of God?

And I don’t just mean because they’re right. My recent exchange with Leah Libresco had me thinking that I should include in The Book some advice for people looking to really dig in to the literature on arguments for the existence of God. Nothing fancy, maybe just recommending a few general texts like Graham Oppy’s Arguing [Read More...]

From the archives: Why atheists don’t think the Bible is historically reliable

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. Today’s piece: Why atheists don’t think [Read More...]

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...]

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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