What Are The Best Arguments for the Non-Existence of God?

(Redated post originally published on 20 October 2011)In a recent interview with Christian philosopher and apologist Douglas Groothius, Lee Strobel asks, "What’s the strongest argument in the arsenal of atheists these days? And why does it fall short?" Groothius answers: That’s a big question. Different atheists will use different arguments, but they often confront Christians with two things: (1) Darwinism has refuted the idea of Designer and so defeats Christianity (and every other form of … [Read more...]

Godless Spellchecker Reports on What’s Being Said About Atheists in Arabic

The blogger and podcaster Godless Spellchecker has a disturbing post about what's being said about atheists in Arabic. Twitter user @Ahmedaa1k posted a tweet (in Arabic) which said, "Atheism is not a crime." The responses (also in Arabic) contained many variations of "If I could, I would kill or torture then kill atheists."I don't know if there were any self-identified Muslims (or other Arabic-speaking theists) who criticized the threats against atheists. I've asked Godless Spellchecker if th … [Read more...]

Stephen J. Graham on Honest Atheists

Christian philosopher Stephen J. Graham argues against those who say there are no honest atheists. He cites yours truly as an example of an honest atheist.LINKI'm truly grateful for the kind words. I also want to point I have a lot of respect for Graham because he does not shy away from criticizing weak theistic arguments when he sees them.Of course, in spite of our mutual respect, Graham and I do have our disagreements. One of our disagreements has to do with the evidential argument … [Read more...]

Summary and Assessment of the Craig-Draper Debate on the Existence of God (1998)

(Redated post originally published on 15 October 2011)This is a another very old debate summary, which I wrote back in 1998. I have made some minor changes.SUMMARY AND ASSESSMENT OF THE CRAIG-DRAPER DEBATE: DOES GOD EXIST? (1997) United States Military Academy at West PointNote: the audio of this debate may be heard here.Craig's Opening StatementCraig's presentation was his standard, cumulative case for Christian theism.T1. The kalam cosmological argument (1) … [Read more...]

Summary of the Craig-Price Debate on Jesus’ Resurrection (1999)

(Redated post originally published on 16 October 2011)This is yet another old debate summary from my archives. I'm not sure when I wrote this, but I'm guessing it was between 1999 and 2002.THE CRAIG-PRICE DEBATE: DID JESUS RISE FROM THE DEAD?The Veritas Forum Ohio State University, 1999Curiously, the audiocassettes do not mention Robert Price's name, or even a debate at all. Instead, the label on the tape reads, "Intellectual Foundations for Belief in Jesus Christ by William … [Read more...]

The Empty Tomb: Reply to Josh and Sean McDowell

(Redated post originally published on 20 November 2012)A friend informed me that Josh and Sean McDowell, in the new (revised?) edition of More Than a Carpenter (MTAC) on page 134, have offered a critique of the relocation hypothesis, which I defended in The Empty Tomb (TET). I have reviewed what they wrote. Here is a rough sketch of how I would respond.First, I could not help but notice similarities between the wording of their comments and the wording of Stephen Davis's review in … [Read more...]

Summary of the Craig-Parsons Debate, “Why I Am/Am Not a Christian”

(Redated post originally published on 14 October 2011)This is a repost of a debate summary I wrote a long time ago. (I think I wrote this in 1998.) While I tried to be accurate, I don't claim this summary is perfect. If anyone identifies any errors, omissions, or anything else that requires editing, please feedback alerting me so I can fix the summary accordingly.One thing you will notice is that I tried use a consistent numbering scheme throughout the different speeches, to make it … [Read more...]

Botched Response to The Empty Tomb

(Redated post on 24 October 2011)(This article was written in 2005 or 2006, but sat in my Drafts folder while I was inactive.)Robert M. Price and I are the co-authors of a skeptical anthology on the alleged historicity of the resurrection of Jesus entitled The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave. Steve Hays recently wrote a book-length rebuttal to our book entitled, This Joyful Eastertide. When I first heard about this rebuttal, I have to confess I skipped directly to Hays' rebuttal … [Read more...]


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