ReDefining Faith

In my previous post, I listed just a few of the many authoritative/definitive secular and sectarian sources explaining that faith is “a firm belief that is not based on evidence”. That’s what the consensus of dictionaries, sermons, hymns of pastors past and present, every single former theological scholar to have since discarded faith and all the supposedly sacred scriptures of any religion say that faith is. This raised the ire of a few wanna-believers desperate to pretend that their position… Read more

Defining Faith

This last weekend, I participated in the Gateway to Reason conference in St Louis, Missouri. One of the speakers there was John Loftus. He’s an author of religious philosophy with a bachelor’s degree from Great Lakes Christian College, a Master of Divinity degree from Lincoln Christian University, and a Masters of Theology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Now to me, all of that is equivalent to having advanced degrees in Aesop’s fables. But at least we know that he should have… Read more

The Largest Gathering of Ex-Muslims in History

Since at least October, I had been planning to attend the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in London this month. It was called “the Glastonbury of Freethinkers”. I gather that Glastonbury is to the Brits what Woodstock is to Americans. This looked like the event to attend! There were so many speakers! Many of them are already friends; many more I would like to meet–especially in London! The last time I was in London, I was invited… Read more

How Aron Ra Disproves Noah’s Flood

I’m embarrassed for my country that a playlist like this is even necessary. But Answers In Genesis and their Noah’s Ark Park, as well as many other anti-science apologists in every level of our national government prove that, yes, we really do have to point out and explain things that are this impossibly silly and obviously just made-up fables. Just like we know that so many of the people who need to hear this most have their fingers in their… Read more

Irreducible Irrationalism

Whenever some believer wants to have a protracted discussion in private, it’s frustrating for me because they expect me to go through all this trouble to re-educate that one person alone, only to then see them stick their fingers in their ears, and then I can’t use that discussion as evidence against them. This is precisely why such discussions should be held in a public forum. For example, below is one of the most recent messages I’ve received from a… Read more

Debate Debacle

Hopefully this will be my last post on this debacle. My first post on this told how some self-described “Servant of God” challenged me to come to Michigan and debate whether the Bible is reliable. At that point, he said: If you can not handle a real debate let me know and i will find someone.else It never ceases to amaze me how Athiest talk big but fear a honest debate. He said this AFTER I had already accepted his challenge. Yet… Read more

Debating on debating

In an earlier post, I mentioned how someone calling himself “Servant of God” challenged me to come to Michigan and debate one of his friends over whether the Bible is reliable. In that post, I said that I didn’t think it was really going to happen. Because the challenger was determined to say that he couldn’t find any atheists willing to debate. So when I accepted his challenge, it took three weeks for him to answer me. Somehow he still… Read more

Are You a REAL Christian?

In an earlier post, I mentioned how some self-described “servant of God” challenged me to come to Corunna Michigan to debate whether the Bible is reliable. After three weeks, he finally got back to me. Yet he still said he’s having trouble finding an atheist willing to debate. Then he said: “I have seen you on You Tube destroy many denominational false Christians. But I have never seen you debate  a real Christian”. So I had to ask, “Just for… Read more

Correspondence with a Creationist

In a previous post, I mentioned a discussion with a creationist I met at a debate. It continued in email, and sadly that person was not willing to be held accountable in a public format. So I will keep an anonymous record of our discussion here. My interest doesn’t lay in “debating” alternate views – I don’t believe that I can dissuade you from your positions, and I know you cannot dissuade me.  I was more interested in you as a… Read more

No Debate in Michigan

Some Christian minister calling himself a “Servant of God” challenged me on Twitter to debate a Doctor Somebody. I don’t know or care who his champion is. To my experience, any theologian who calls himself Doctor either doesn’t actually have a legitimate PhD or it’s in an irrelevant field: but even if was legit, they’d still be wrong. How many of their PhDs have I already dealt with first hand, and look how poorly they’ve fared. Even if he wanted… Read more