The Leibnizian cosmological argument (as told by William Lane Craig)

Here is the first argument Craig gives in¬†Reasonable Faith,¬†which he calls the “Leibnizian cosmological argument” (pp. 106-111): [Read more...]

Next up: Everything I have to say about William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is professional philosopher who’s known for his arguments for the existence of God… and also a charlatan who’s made excuses for genocide and is in the habit of telling lies about people who disagree with him. [Read more...]

Arguments for the existence of God: put up or shut up

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been doing a series of posts on arguments for the existence of God. I was thinking the next post would be on Bayesian arguments for the existence of God, but I’ve already done that post. While I may want to tweak it at some point, the current version is [Read More...]

Why atheists don’t think the Bible is historically reliable

I’m almost ready to start talking about some modern arguments that many people would say are better than O’Reilly’s or van Inwagen’s. But before I do that, I need to say a little bit about the Bible. [Read more...]

An aside on religious freedom and arguments for the existence of God

After what I said about Aquinas and Clarke in my previous post, you might be thinking something like this about them, “While their arguments aren’t very convincing to us today, they were at least good arguments in the context they were given, at a time when more people shared the assumptions behind the arguments.” [Read more...]

Aquinas’ five ways and other classical arguments for the existence of God

If you want arguments for the existence of God that are totally free of the sort of problems I talked about last week in criticizing Bill O’Reilly, Peter van Inwagen, and design arguments in general, your best bet may be to go back in time two centuries or more. To arguments like those of Thomas [Read More...]

Ed Feser’s temper tantrums

This post ties in with the post series I’m writing on arguments for the existence of God, but I don’t consider it a part of the post series proper. Rather, I want to pre-empt a problem I suspect I may have to deal with with the next post. The problem is this: Catholic philosopher Ed [Read More...]

JT Eberhard: Why the arguments for god’s existence suck

Given the kick I’ve been on this week (and will continue to be on for another couple weeks at least) about arguments for the existence of God, this video of a talk JT Eberhard gave at the Madison Freethought Festival seems worth posting. JT is a great speaker, and the talk also includes great material [Read More...]