Response to William Lane Craig – Part 3

I have criticized William Craig's case for the resurrection on the grounds that he fails to show that Jesus died on the cross, and that apart from proving this to be a fact, his case for the resurrection of Jesus is a complete failure.Craig's primary response to this criticism is that the death of Jesus on the cross is uncontroversial among biblical scholars:The reason that I personally have not devoted any space to a discussion of the death of Jesus by crucifixion is that this fact is … [Read more...]

Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA – Part 2

In a previous post, I provided evidence that Ben Carson is an anti-science religious nutcase. Here is more evidence that Ben Carson is a genuine nutcase...his obsession with and admiration for W. Cleon Skousen, an anti-communist crackpot from the 1950s: ===================== Ben Carson's Love Affair With a "Nutjob" Conspiracy Theorist A top GOP presidential contender has embraced the dark, paranoid, and crazy worldview of a far-right pseudohistorian. —By David Corn | Tue Sep. 29, 2015 5:00 A … [Read more...]

Note to Dr. William Lane Craig

  Dr. William Craig, Thank you for reading my blog posts criticizing your case for the resurrection, and for your comments on those posts: I have written two posts (so far) responding to your comments. Concerning the issue of my scholarship and educational background: Concerning your main point about the death of Jesus … [Read more...]

Response to Dr. William Lane Craig – Part 2

In my previous post on this topic, I argued that although I do not consider myself to be a scholar, I do have an extensive background in philosophy that qualifies me as being a well-informed intellectual (BA in philosophy from Sonoma State University, MA in philosophy from the University of Windsor, and completion of all requirements for a PhD in philosophy, except for the dissertation, at UC Santa Barbara).William Craig's Main PointI'm now going to respond to the main point made by … [Read more...]

Response to Dr. William Lane Craig – Part 1

Dr. William Craig –Thank you for reading some of my blog posts criticizing your case for the resurrection of Jesus.  Although you object to the tone of the blog posts as using “vitriolic language”, you nevertheless took the time not only to read what I had to say, but also to respond to some of my points: doing so, you demonstrate the virtue of scholarship and are following in the footsteps of Thomas Aquinas, who al … [Read more...]

William Craig’s Response to My Objections on the Resurrection

I just found out (purely by accident) that William Craig has read one or more of my posts criticizing his case for the Resurrection and responded to some of my objections:, now I need to take a look at his responses, and see whether they are clear, relevant, accurate, etc.Here are the blog posts of mine that Craig … [Read more...]

Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA

As Keith Parsons has recently argued, it is difficult to separate religion from politics.  This is especially true of the current political  campaigns for the presidency of the United States of America.Unfortunately, the uglier side of religion is intruding into U.S. politics.  Currently,  some polls are indicating that the religious nutcase Ben Carson is the leading contender to become the next presidential nominee of the Republicans.  If Carson continues to do well with Republican primary v … [Read more...]

The Slaughter of the Canaanites – The Grand Inquisitor Jones – Part 3

"If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell." Carl Sandburg, in The People, Yes (1936) One response to my sixty objections against Clay Jones's attempt to defend Jehovah's command to the Israelites to slaughter the Canaanites (men, women, and children), is that my my objections "argue the law" thus betraying a reluctance to "argue the facts".  There is some truth to this po … [Read more...]