Dr. Richard Carrier’s Rebuttal to My Commentary on His Exchange with Dr. Luke Barnes about the Fine-Tuning Argument

This is one of those debates where you really have to get into the details just to arrive at an informed position. I've read his rebuttal, but so much time has passed that I will need to re-read his book chapter (yes, I did read it), Barnes' posts, and my commentary before I can even decide what to make of his rebuttal. Because of other commitments, it's doubtful that I will be able to do that anytime soon. But that's no reason not to check out his rebuttal for yourself, if you're interested in … [Read more...]

Stephen J. Graham Replies to J.P. Moreland on Miracles and Evidence

Stephen J. Graham is a Christian philosopher, so it's refreshing to find him criticizing J.P. Moreland's astonishingly low bar for believing miracle claims.LINK … [Read more...]

LINK: In Memoriam: William L. Rowe (1931-2015)

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LINK: Are Atheists and Christians Enemies?

According to this atheist, the answer is "no."LINK … [Read more...]

Link: An Ontological Disproof of Anselmian Theism by Ex-Apologist

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LINK: The Jones-Parsons-Martin Exchange (1991)

Douglas Jones opens the interchange by sketching the argument for the Christian critique of non-Christian thought. Douglas Jones, an elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, is the editor of Antithesis and a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College. Keith Parsons offers the first of two atheistic responses to Jones's essay. Keith Parsons, Ph.D., (Queen's University, Ontario, Canada) is the founder of Georgia Skeptics and teaches philosophy at Berry C … [Read more...]

Link: Russell Blackford on Charity to Those We Oppose

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Luke Muelhauser: The Courtier’s Reply, the Not My Theology Reply, and Straw Men

The Courtier’s Reply is useless. It ignores the real target of an argument. The Not My Theology Reply is legitimate, though it may be beyond the scope of the present discussion. If someone’s argument does not apply to your philosophy but it does apply to the philosophy of others, then that argument probably wasn’t intended for you. But you might still want to make the Not My Theology reply just to clear things up for people. The Straw Man Reply is legitimate only if someone misrepresents the vi … [Read more...]


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