Another Gem from Pat Robertson

What do you get when you have a Pat Roberston, a camera, and a conversation about gay sex? You get this:I know Pat Robertson doesn't represent all or even most theists, but I found this commentary about the clip pretty funny. … [Read more...]

Angra Mainyu Responds to WLC and Murray on Animal Pain

His response is spread over three posts. Here are the links.IntroductionPart 1Part 2 … [Read more...]

Di Muzio Responds to WLC on “Theism and the Meaning of Life”

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Richard Carrier Responds to Uncommon Descent on Atheism and Suicide

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John Shook Enters the Fray on Defining “Atheism”

As I read him, John Shook's approach can be summed up in three, related propositions.1. One can be an atheist without believing that atheism is true.2. Following the OED, an atheist is "One who denies or disbelieves the existence of a god.”3. Atheism is the belief that "Believing that no god exists is reasonable, for any person.” Or, put negatively, “No one is reasonable for thinking that a god exists.”I, for one, have lost interest in debating the semantics of "atheism" and "athe … [Read more...]

John Shook Is Now on Patheos in the Atheist Channel

Philosopher John Shook now has his own blog in the Patheos Atheist Channel. About John: John R. Shook is a scholar and professor living in the Washington, D.C. area. After receiving his PhD in philosophy from the University at Buffalo in 1994, he taught at small colleges and then was a professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University from 2000 to 2006. John then joined the faculty of the Science and the Public online EdM program at the University at Buffalo, and he continues to be an … [Read more...]

Feser Insults Readers of www.infidels.org

Here's the insult. And one’s more gullible followers—people like the www.infidels.org faithful who have been buying up The God Delusion by the bushel basket—will be thrilled to have some new piece of smart-assery to fling at their religious friends in lieu of a serious argument. LINKSpeaking of "smart-assery," Pot, meet kettle.I'm not sure why Feser thinks that the readers of www.infidels.org or this blog (secularoutpost.infidels.org) blindly agree with whatever the New Atheists have wr … [Read more...]

Do Christian Apologists Spend Too Much Time Focusing on their Weaker Opponents?

Refuting the "New Atheists" is all the rage among Christian apologists these days. Among professional philosophers of religion, however, it's well-known that the new atheists are not the best representatives for atheism. So why do Christian apologists continue to harp on the new atheists and ignore what atheist professional philosophers of religion have to say? For example, you'd think, after the 1,000th refutation of Richard Dawkins, that they would move onto something else.  You'd be wrong. … [Read more...]


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