Atheism is just thinking there aren’t any gods (version 2.0)

The following is an excerpt from the first draft chapter of the book. It grew out of, and shares a title with, this post. [Read more...]

Privileging the hypothesis: the most common flaw in arguments for the existence of God

I believe the bad reasoning found in O’Reilly’s argument for the existence of God is just one example of a more general problem ┬áthat is very common in arguments for the existence of God, including ones made by professional philosophers of religion. It’s related to the problems discussed in chapter 4, but it’s a little [Read More...]

Discussion: what books do you recommend to get someone out of religion?

I recently saw a discussion thread at LessWrong where the OP claimed, “I have stopped recommending Dawkin’s work to people who are on the fence about religion. ┬áThe God Delusion utterly destroyed his effectiveness at convincing people against religion.” This got me thinking: what books do you recommend to get someone out of religion? Here [Read More...]

God gave me a gift? Bullshit

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