The gods designed us to believe?

Michael J. Murray and Jeffrey Schloss will soon be coming out with The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Evolution of Religion. Though I've encountered a review that consists of praise by an Intelligent Design proponent, it promises to be serious as well as likely disappointing. I've encountered both Schloss and Murray before. Schloss is a biologist, a sharp guy, and he has important things to say about the biological basis for religion. Murray, on … [Read more...]

Idiot Loser Crap Apologist takes on John Beversluis

I notice that some of the exchanges on Secular Outpost have gotten a bit heated lately. Hey, you guys don't know nasty. We atheists are pikers when it comes to nasty. To see it in its paradigmatic form, you need to look at some of the more far-out fundagelicals. Check this out: http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showpost.php?p=2378861&postcount;=131This is a character called J.P. Holding, who also sometimes goes by the name "Turkel," taking on John Beversluis's treatment of the C.S. Lewis … [Read more...]

New Chick Tract

Not as unintentionally funny as some of his others, mind you—this is more along the lines of straight fundamentalist preaching. … [Read more...]

Seriously Deluded

I finally got hold of and read a copy of David Berlinski's The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. It was just as I expected, largely a waste of time, unless you enjoy Berlinski going around being snide and misrepresenting science he clearly does not understand. He's been hanging around with creationists too long.Berlinski aims to show how absurd science-based nonbelief is. And I am sure that for readers who are not closely acquainted with today's science—modern physics, c … [Read more...]


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