Archives for November 2011

‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient

The House of Representatives on November 1 voted in favor of a Congressional resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto and supporting its placement on public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. This House Concurrent Resolution 13, which passed by a vote of 396 to 9, with 2 voting present, was sponsored by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA). He added, “As our nation faces challenging times, it is appropriate for Members of Congress and our nation – li … [Read more...]

New Chick tracts

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LINK: Chapter-by-Chapter Critique of William Lane Craig’s, “On Guard”

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Help Wanted – Part 2

In The Existence of God, 2nd ed. (hereafter: EOG) Richard Swinburne defends the following inductive version of the Cosmological argument (hereafter: TCA):e: There is a complex physical universe.Therefore,g: God exists.A key premise in Swinburne's (deductive) argument in defense of TCA goes like this:(TCA9) The probability that there will be a complex physical universe given that God does not exist is low. (EOG, p.151)I asked Mr. Swinburne to clarify his reasoning on this point, and he kindly … [Read more...]

Graham Oppy Has Joined the Secular Outpost Team!

I am very honored to announce that Dr. Graham Oppy has agreed to join The Secular Outpost's distinguished list of contributors. Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. His publications include Arguing About Gods, Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, and Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, as well as numerous articles. (Click here for links to books by Oppy and other SO contributors.) Dr. Oppy is a long-time supporter of the Internet Infidels and I simply have to plug … [Read more...]