LINKS: Dishonesty and Possible Craig-Lowder Debate

I just posted the following on my personal blog."How to Argue that Someone Lied""Craig-Lowder Debate?" … [Read more...]

(ex-apologist) A Euthyphro to Craig’s Argument Against Atheist Significance, Meaning, and Purpose

LINKI noticed this argument and found it worth sharing: 1. Either (a) the purposes God sets for our lives are significant because God wills them, or (b) God wills them because they're significant.2. If (a), then what counts as a significant life is arbitrary.3. If (b), then what counts as a significant life is independent of God---------------4. Therefore, what counts as a significant life is either arbitrary or independent of God. … [Read more...]

Chris Hallquist vs. William Lane Craig on Dishonesty: Part 2

Now that Chris Hallquist has accepted my summary of his allegations about William Lane Craig's honesty, I want to review each allegation in detail to determine if it is justified.In order to maximize the readability of this post, I'm going to repeat a lot of what I wrote in the last post but add my assessment where appropriate. For each alleged example, my old comments will appear in a section or paragraph marked as "Background." This will then be followed by a section or paragraph marked, … [Read more...]

Advice to Christians Who Want to Dialogue with Atheists: Don’t Use the Word “Faith”

There are times where two people speak the same language, use the same words, and mean very different things by the same words. In conversations between Christians and atheists, "faith" is one such word. For many atheists, the word "faith" means, by default, belief without evidence or even belief against the evidence. In contrast, I doubt many Christians would accept that definition. For example, according to the NIV translation, Hebrews 11:1 states, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for … [Read more...]

Did William Lane Craig Confuse “Pornographic” with “Profane”?

In an earlier post, I reported that William Lane Craig had written that Internet Infidels sites "are literally pornographic (evil writing)."I have to confess that when I first read this, I scratched my head. I thought to myself, "Does the word 'pornographic' have some secondary meaning I hadn't run across before?" It appears the answer is "no." Here is the definition of "pornographic" from Dictionary.com. pornographic por·nog·ra·phy noun obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, es … [Read more...]

ex-apologist: A Quick Euthyphro Dilemma Reply to Craig’s Argument Against Atheistic Meaning and Purpose

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Chris Hallquist vs. William Lane Craig on Dishonesty: Part 1

Christopher Hallquist recently finished a series of blog posts about William Lane Craig. In addition to providing objections to Craig's various arguments, Hallquist also accuses Craig of dishonesty in his work. In this post, I want to review Hallquist's evidence for that accusation and figure out if the accusation is justified.Here is an outline of my basic plan.Review the definitions of honest, honesty, dishonesty, misrepresent, lie.Summarize Hallquist's allegations of dishonesty.Assess … [Read more...]

Jehovah is a Sexist – Part 3

What is sexism?  What is a sexist?  These questions have been around for quite some time now, so there are, no doubt, some well-thought-out answers to these questions.  But before I consult experts on conceptual issues, I like to do a bit of thinking for myself.The first thing that occurs to me is that sexism is similar to racism, and that both phenomena occur in different kinds and various degrees.  I'm going to think out loud about racism for a bit, and then see whether my … [Read more...]


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