Blast from the Past: 10 Most Popular Posts from 2009

1. "Atheist Atrocities?"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2009/02/atheist-atrocities.html2. "The Constitutional Rights, Privileges, and Immunities of the American People"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2009/05/constitutional-rights-privileges-and.html3. "Stupid Philosopher Tricks"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2009/01/stupid-philosopher-tricks.html4. "Is It Possible to be a Muslim Atheist?"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2009/03/is-it-possible-to-be-muslim-atheist.html5. "Russell vs. … [Read more...]

Worst Atheist Debaters

Like my list of "Best Atheist Debaters," I don't know of any way to be fully objective about this sort of thing. Also, like the other list, I fully recognize that others may disagree. Nevertheless, for what it's worth, here is my list of worst atheist debaters, organized by topic.Topic: God's ExistenceFlew, Antony (technically he doesn't belong on a list of atheists)Nielsen, KaiStein, GordonZindler, FrankTopic: Morality Without GodKurtz, Paul (for an example, see here)Taylor, RichardTopic: … [Read more...]

Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 7

I think the best way to make a case for my skeptical view of the resurrection, is to develop a dilemma, following the lead of the great Enlightenment skeptic David Hume.The main question at issue is: Did God raise Jesus from the dead? But at the crux of my skeptical argument will be the following claim:(JAW) Jesus of Nazareth was alive and walking around unassisted on the first Easter Sunday.By 'the first Easter Sunday' I mean the Sunday immediately following the Friday of the Passover week when … [Read more...]

Blast From the Past: 10 Most Popular Posts from 2008

1. "Pew Forum Survey on American Religion"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/02/pew-forum-survey-on-american-religion.html2. "Christianity (warning: may be offensive to Christians)"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/11/christianity-warning-may-be-offensive.html3. "Superlatively Silly Super-Sensitive Secularists"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/03/superlatively-silly-super-sensitive.html4. "Christian Student Deflates Atheist … [Read more...]

Wikipedia Article on Internet Infidels

This is not new, but it was news to me. Apparently, Wikipedia has a very short article about the Internet Infidels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Infidels … [Read more...]

Distrust & Anti-Atheist Prejudice

Interesting new paper from Gervais, Shariff and Norenzayan:http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~will/Gervais%20et%20al-%20Atheist%20Distrust.pdfThe experiments performed by Gervais et al. provide pretty convincing support for the thesis that anti-atheist prejudice manifests as distrust (rather than dislike, or disgust), and that it surfaces most strongly when the need for trust -- as opposed to say, likeability, or pleasantness -- is particularly salient. So, for example, prejudiced religious believers are … [Read more...]

LINK: Erik Wielenberg’s Review of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

LINKThe review also includes a critical assessment of the Courtier's Reply. … [Read more...]

Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 6

David Marshall has objected to my analysis of the term 'miracle' and appears to have misunderstood my claim that the alleged resurrection of Jesus would constitute a 'physically impossible' event. Before I attempt to deal with any other objections or criticisms from Marshall, I want to clear up the disagreement and/or confusion that exists about these concepts, which I believe are basic and important for further discussion of the main question: Did God raise Jesus from the dead?Marshall and I … [Read more...]


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