Jesusween to Replace Halloween

Glad to see that they are putting the "fun" back in fundamentalism.http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-complete-guide-to-jesusween … [Read more...]

Kansas Outlaws Evolution

Once again, the Onion proves that one belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms.http://www.theonion.com/articles/kansas-outlaws-practice-of-evolution,2098/ … [Read more...]

Darwinian Morality and Rape?

(Updated 11/3/2011)According to Nancy Pearcey and biologist Jeffrey Schloss (see here), Darwinian evolution implies there is nothing ethically wrong with rape. Why? Pearcey argues that Darwinian evolution and moral realism are logically incompatible:In the words of sociobiology's founder, E.O. Wilson, "the basis of ethics does not lie in God's will"; instead, ethics "is an illusion fobbed off on us by our genes" because of its survival value. Those who accept Darwinian evolution, … [Read more...]

LINKS: Ethics without God

(Another item from the backlog in my Drafts folder, with some more recent links added in.)Here are some very interesting links related to ethics without God.1. From Daniel Dennett: Robert Wright interviewed Daniel Dennett on being good without God. Video of the interview is available here; a transcript is available here.2. From Tom Clark: Tom Clark from the Center for Naturalism blogs about "Naturalism and Nihilism." 3. From Alonzo Fyfe: Alonzo Fyfe, of Atheist Ethicist fame, finally published … [Read more...]

LINKS: Theistic Defenses Against the Euthyphro Dilemma

(Another item from the backlog in my Drafts folder)I've discovered two essays online and one essay offline which provide interesting responses to the Euthyphro dilemma.1. Steve Lovell, "God as the Grounding of Moral Objectivity: Defending Against the Euthyphro."2. Michael Sudduth, "Is it Coherent to Suppose that God is both Morally Good and 'Above Morality'?" (2004)3. William Alston, "“Some Suggestions for Divine Command Theorists.” In Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy, ed. Michael … [Read more...]

Reply to Wintery Knight’s Review of the Craig-Law Debate

I recently submitted the following feedback to WinteryKnight's review of the Craig-Law debate.Wintery Knight -- You must have listened to a different debate than the one I did. For example, in summarizing Stephen Law's first rebuttal, you write: "Craig thinks that you need an objective standard in order to judge things as objectively good or evil. But that’s false. I can use my subjective opinions to claim that some things are objective evil. If God doesn’t do what I like (prevent moral and nat … [Read more...]

LINK: Is Moral Autonomy Incompatible with the Existence of God?

The late James Rachels wrotes an essay, "God and Moral Autonomy," in which he defends an argument for the nonexistence of God based on the impossibility of a being worthy of worship. Peter Lupu and Bill Vallicella have an interesting exchange about the argument on the latter's Maverick Philosopher blog (see here). … [Read more...]

LINK: Richard Dawkins’ Hate Mail

LINKRelated Posts:"Extreme Unfriendly Theism or Abusive Theism""Open Letter to Theists about Abusing Atheists" … [Read more...]


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