Unapologetic Review – Part 1

John Loftus' new book has just been released:Unapologetic: Why Philosophy of Religion Must End(Durham, NC: Pitchstone Publishing, 2016)My copy arrived from Amazon by UPS yesterday.The text starts on page 7 (the Forward); the introduction starts on page 11, and the main body of the text ends on page 235.  There is a blank page just before the start of each chapter, and there are nine chapters, so there are 9 blank pages in the main body of the text. So, the main body of text runs … [Read more...]

Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 7: Argument #2 of Phase 2

Here is the second argument in Phase 2 of Geisler's case for the existence of God:ARGUMENT #2 of PHASE 221. "...the design of the universe is far beyond anything that man could devise." (WSA, p.26)22. IF the design of the universe is far beyond anything that man could devise, THEN the designer of the universe had great intelligence (when the universe was being designed).THUS:23. The designer of the universe had great intelligence (when … [Read more...]

Off Topic: President U-Can-Grab-Them-By-The-Pussy

59 million Americans voted for a racist, sexist, bully and IDIOT to be their President.It looks like 81% of Evangelicals voted to put a shit-head in charge of the most powerful military in the world, and to give him control over our potentially world-destroying nuclear weapons.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/11/09/exit-polls-show-white-evangelicals-voted-overwhelmingly-for-donald-trump/I suppose it is no surprise that Evangelical Christians could be so … [Read more...]

Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 6: Arguments for the Intelligence of the Creator

Here is my version of Geisler's first argument in Phase 2 of his case for God:ARGUMENT #1 OF PHASE 210a. Only a being with great power could create the whole universe by itself, and only a being with great power could sustain the existence of the whole universe by itself  (for even just one moment).11a. There is a being that both (a) created the whole universe by itself (in the distant past), and that (b) sustains the existence of the whole universe by itse … [Read more...]

Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 5: The Gap Between Phase 1 and Phase 2

Here is my version of Geisler's first argument in Phase 2 of his case for God:  ARGUMENT #1 OF PHASE 2  10a. Only a being with great power could create the whole universe by itself, and only a being with great power could sustain the existence of the whole universe by itself  (for even just one moment).   11a. There is a being that both (a) created the whole universe by itself (in the distant past), and that (b) sustains the existence of the whole universe by itself (rig … [Read more...]

Off Topic: Donald Trump is an IDIOT – Part 2: More of Trump’s Foreign Policy Stupidity

I have added another section to my OUTLINE and to my blog postDonald Trump is an IDIOT - Part 2: Trump's Foreign Policy Stupidity: 5. There are Many Other Examples of Trump Foreign Policy Falsehoods. a. Factcheck.org named Trump "King of Whoppers" at the end of 2015, because so much of what Trump asserts is false or misleading, including many of Trump's foreign policy claims.b. Trump makes false assertions about the US giving 150 Billion dollars to Iran.c. Trump made the false … [Read more...]

Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 4: Phase Two of Geisler’s Case for God

It is tempting to jump right into a critique of Geisler's five initial arguments.  However, my first priority is to sketch out the logic of Geisler's case for the existence of God in When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA), and, as I have previously argued (in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), the five arguments are merely the first phase of Geisler's case. So, let's dive into the next phase of Geisler's case for the existence of God.  Recall that Geisler stated that all five arguments must be sound for h … [Read more...]

Off Topic: Link to “Donald Trump is an IDIOT – Part 2”

http://democracy2usa.blogspot.com/2016/10/donald-trump-is-idiot-part-2-trumps.htmlI have published my second post arguing that Trump is an IDIOT.The post is not fully completed, but it is about 75% done, so you can read most of it right now.I plan to complete the post tomorrow (Thursday, October 27th). … [Read more...]