LINK: The Problem of Animal Pain and Suffering

Abstract: Here I discuss some theistic responses to the problem of animal pain and suffering with special attention to Michael Murray’s presentation in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw. The neo-Cartesian defenses he describes are reviewed, along with the appeal to nomic regularity and Murray’s emphasis on the progression of the universe from chaos to order. It is argued that despite these efforts to prove otherwise the problem of animal suffering remains a serious threat to the belief that an all … [Read more...]

Off-Topic: America Needs to Have Just Two Time Zones and the World Should Follow Suit

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John Oliver on Donald Trump #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

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Sign the Petition to Facebook CEO to Stop Deleting Arab Atheist Pages

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Wes Morriston’s God and the Ontological Foundation of Morality

(Redated post originally published on 7 September 2012)Ouch!LINK … [Read more...]

LINK: Alvin Plantinga’s Turnaround Argument from Evil

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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...]

Apologist Josh McDowell: Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians

(Redated post originally published on 19 November 2011)This is old news, but cries out for a comment. According to The Christian Post, Josh McDowell has declared the Internet to be the greatest threat to Christians. As the editor of an Internet anthology rebutting McDowell's book Evidence That Demands a Verdict, I naturally found this announcement to be of great interest. McDowell has steadfastly refused to even acknowledge our rebuttal, much less learn from it. Speaking at the … [Read more...]