New Series: Spot the Fallacy #1

Let E be some piece of evidence and T be theism. Now consider the following argument.E1 favors T.E2 favors T....En favors T.--------------Therefore, T is probably true.(Aside: You could swap out N=naturalism for T and the same fallacy would apply.) Can you spot the fallacy? If you're a philosopher, please do NOT respond in the combox. … [Read more...]

Question for Theists: Why Is It Important to Begin Governmental Meetings with Prayer?

As I was thinking about this question, I thought to myself, "Anyone who wants to pray can always go down the street to a church, synagogue, or mosque. They can also pray silently. If I were a theist, that is what I would do. What's the problem? Why do they feel it important to use the machinery of government to do this?" In the spirit of charity, I decided there must be another reason I've overlooked.So the purpose of this post is to invite theistic readers to provide their answer to that … [Read more...]

Link: One Big Reason Why So Many Young People Are Giving Up on the Bible–and Their Faith

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Christian Pastor Dollar (yes, that’s his last name) Asks for $60M for Private Jet

When I first heard about this, I thought, "This must be a joke. People can't be that stupid." I was wrong.LINKI'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this guy's views are not representative of mainstream Christianity.Aside: apparently Pastor Dollar has anger management issues. … [Read more...]

Christian Philosopher Paul Moser on Michelle Bachmann’s End Times Declaration

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LINK: Is God the Biggest Serial Killer of All Time? A Response to the Friendly Atheist

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LINK: Ken Ham blasts God for not taking the Bible seriously

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Guest Post by Cavin on Cavin, McGrew, and the Twin Theory

Greg Cavin asked me to post on his behalf the attached PDF file concerning Timothy McGrew's claim (that Cavin allegedly requires no mention of the twin theory in his debates on the resurrection because Cavin doesn't want to be reminded it was once his position).PDF file … [Read more...]


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