Craig’s Argument from Intentionality

Here is my summary of Craig’s “argument from intentionality” in his recent debate with Alex Rosenberg. 5. God is the best explanation for the intentional states of consciousness in the world. Philosophers are puzzled by states of intentionality, the state of being about something or being of something. It signifies the object-directendess of our thoughts, such as thinking about my summer vacation or about my wife. But no physical object has this capability. A chair, a stone, or a glob … [Read more...]

Blogging the Passive-Aggressive Way

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I just happened to go to the Triablogue website. I noticed that Hays dedicated an entire post to his combox exchange with me regarding the failure of the Resurrection as an explanatory hypothesis. I found it interesting  to see how he categorized the post:It appears that Hays has dedicated an entire blog post category or "label" to "Village Atheist." Not all of his posts about comments made by atheists seem to be placed into this category, so one can only assume that he is using the … [Read more...]

Feser Insults (Insulted?) Parsons Again

If Edward Feser is not yet the JP Holding of theistic philosophers, he seems to be well on his way. I don't always read his blog, but his latest item caught my attention."God and Man at HuffPro"In that brief article, he links to this older article:"So you think you understand the cosmological argument?"I hadn't seen that article before. In it, he makes the following statement, "Like every other academic field, philosophy of religion has its share of hacks and … [Read more...]

Jeff Lowder Speaking in London

I will be speaking to the Central London Humanist Group. Here are the details: Topic: Evidence about God: What Apologists Don’t Want You to Know When: Thursday, 28 March at 7pm Where: Conway Hall in central London LINK … [Read more...]

More Straw Manning of the Opposition

Over at He Lives, David Heddle provides another example of a theist straw manning the opposition. He writes:Intellectual atheism in the 21st century:• If God made everything, who made God? (Dawkins)• Religion poisons everything! (Hitchens)• Science and religion are not compatible! (Coyne)• I'm a genius and can use Bayes's Theorem to show Jesus didn't exist! (Carrier)• Menz suck! Theists is dumb! (Myers)• If I were god, I'd make a small uni … [Read more...]

New Chick Tract

You can't even tell where the religious weirdness ends and the political right-wing weirdness begins. … [Read more...]

Marcus McElhaney on Austin Dacey’s Debate with WLC

Marcus McElhaney responds to a recent blog post at Debunking Christianity which links to a video of Austin Dacey’s debate with William Lane Craig on God’s existence. Since I believe Dacey’s debate with Craig is one of the better debate performances by an atheist, this caught my eye. Here I want to comment on McElhaney’s critique. Topic: The Argument from Divine Hiddenness Here is McElhaney: This thought amazes me! God is not hidden too well if I and so many others have found him.  Just bec … [Read more...]

Empty Defense of an Empty Tomb: A Reply to Anne A. Kim’s Misunderstandings

I finished this essay many years ago, but due to my hiatus never got around to publishing it until now. It will be announced on the Secular Web’s “What’s New?” page very soon. It can be accessed immediately by using the link below, however.Abstract: William Lane Craig has argued for the historicity of Jesus' empty tomb on the basis of ten lines of evidence. In response, Jeffery Jay Lowder argued that Craig had not yet shown that any of his ten items of evidence make the empty tomb more probable t … [Read more...]


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