Fan Mail from a True Christian

This morning I found the following message in my inbox:Hi,I have just been looking at some of the videos of you v William Land Craig and I have to say for sheer stupidity you take some beating!Satan loves people like [you] though he hates you on a personal basis.Rose WhiteTo which I sent the following reply: Ms. White,Thank you for your loving exhibition of Christian charity. Even though I am an atheist, I am truly humbled by your display of kindness and … [Read more...]

Not this Again!

John Mark Reynolds, Provost of Houston Baptist University, has posted an essay reasserting the old canard that atheism is the cause of mass murder. Reynolds commits all the usual fallacies of those who make this claim. For instance, though he notes that correlation is not the same thing as cause, here is what he says in his opening paragraph: Atheistic regimes killed millions in the last century. Nobody denies this fact, though some deny atheism had much to do with the murder…Yet there is d … [Read more...]

Eternal Accountability

Vic Reppert recently posted this on his Dangerous Idea site under the title “Eternal Accountability”:“I don't think atheists appreciate the force of the doctrine of eternal accountability in restraining evil. Unless there is eternal accountability, either of the Hindu karma-birth-rebirth kind, or accountability before a monotheistic God, if we get away with it on earth, we get away with it period.”Response: I don’t think that theists appreciate the lack of force of the doctrine of eternal … [Read more...]

The Evolution of God

From The Onion. Very Funny.http://www.theonion.com/articles/biologists-confirm-god-evolved-from-chimpanzee-dei,35755/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview%3ANA%3AInFocus … [Read more...]

Upcoming Resurrection Debate in the Houston Area

Here is a preview of an upcoming debate on the resurrection to be held at a Houston-area church. I have never heard of either of these debaters. From today's Houston Chronicle.http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Believer-skeptic-to-match-wits-in-debate-about-6180583.phpA couple of observations:(1) Any skeptical debater is going to have to give a convincing account that explains why the Disciples, who were clearly a dejected, demoralized, and frightened … [Read more...]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Christianity

Lust, sloth, gluttony, anger, pride, envy, and greed: These are the sins which Christian teachers and preachers have long cited as “deadly,” that is, the ones most urgently to be avoided since they are vicious in themselves and lie at the root of so many other sins. Of course, precisely defining and delimiting these transgressions has occupied armies of casuists. For instance, just what is gluttony? As Bertrand Russell once observed, if gluttony is eating just for fun, then we risk damnation wit … [Read more...]

Rape them Atheists!

Here is something from the Huffington Post about somebody named Phil Robertson. Caution: if you have a sensitive stomach you may want to position an appropriate receptacle nearby.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/25/phil-robertson-atheist-rape_n_6936662.htmlI don’t know much about this guy. He apparently is on some show about a duck or something. He looks like an ayatollah and sounds like an idiot. I am pretty sure he is not an ayatollah.The interesting point here is that the s … [Read more...]

What if you Saw a Miracle?

I recently saw this posted on Victor Reppert’s Dangerous Idea site. I haven’t got a copy of The Brothers Karamazov on hand so I cannot quote it directly from the (translated) original. Nevertheless, it is a succinct statement of a charge that many have made, namely that unbelievers—naturalists in particular—would not believe even if confronted with a miracle that “stands before him as an irrefutable fact.”In my opinion miracles will never confound a naturalist. It is not miracles that bring a … [Read more...]


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