William Lane Craig’s Defense of Akin

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Benjamin Netanyahu on Communists vs. Theistic Terrorists

(redated post from March 26, 2006)Jim Still's recent entry on this blog, "Everything is Permitted Under God," reminded me of a Larry King interview of Benjamin Netanyahu from several years ago (2001?), in which Netanyahu made a very interesting comparison of the behavior of atheistic communists vs. the behavior of theistic terrorists. Ever since watching that interview, I have been trying to track down the exact quotation as I think it would be useful in the context of theistic complaints that … [Read more...]

The Evidential Argument from the History of Science, Part 4: Reply to ‘cl’

IntroductionTheists hold that there exists an omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect person (God) who created the universe. Metaphysical naturalists, on the other hand, hold that the universe is a closed system, which means that nothing that is not part of the natural world affects it. Metaphysical naturalism (N) denies the existence of all supernatural beings, including God. Therefore, N entails that any true scientific explanations must be naturalistic (i.e., non-supernatural) … [Read more...]

Jehovah is a Sexist – Part 5

Todd Akin and Paul Ryan are sexist pigs who show a complete lack of fairness and compassion towards women.  They represent well the sexist conservative Christians who are now driving the Republican party.  The sexist views that they have tried to turn into federal laws have a long history, a history that can be traced back to the Old Testament, and to Jehovah, the god who supposedly inspired the Old Testament.If you are interested in the question 'Is Jehovah a sexist?', then I strongly … [Read more...]

New York Times: Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons

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What Is a Hate Group?

After hearing (or being reminded, I'm not sure which) that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) classified the Family Research Council (FRC) as a hate group in 2010, that got me wondering. What is the definition of a "hate group," anyway?It's unclear how, precisely, the SPLC defines "hate group." While searching their website, I found the following statement on their "Hate Map" page.All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for … [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist: Pat Robertson Wouldn’t Adopt Foreign Children Because They Might Turn Out ‘Weird’

The opening paragraph pretty much sums it up.This man makes my head explode. Why does anyone still listen to Pat Robertson? He pretends to be a moral leader and a good Christian. But doesn’t that mean taking care of those in need, especially when they’re children?! LINK … [Read more...]

Flowchart on the Futility of Prayer

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