Aan petition

There's a petition to the White House, to "Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan."Aan is the Indonesian currently imprisoned because of announcing he is an atheist on Facebook.If you haven't signed it yet, what are you waiting for? There are only 5000 signatures so far. That's pitiful. … [Read more...]

Christian Morality in Action?

According to FOX News, "Supporters Vow to Keep California Veterans Tribute Despite Court Ruling." … [Read more...]

Arizona Atheist “Infiltrates” the Christian Cadre Yahoo Group

An old post from 2009 I just discovered.LINK … [Read more...]

Wintery Knight’s Secular Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

WinteryKnight has developed what he calls a "secular case against same-sex marriage." This post is addressed to the nontheists in the audience: do you think his case works? More importantly, why or why not? … [Read more...]

LINK: Aikin and Talisse’s Atheistic Argument from Ugliness

LINK (HT: Ex-Apologist)Since the authors note that the argument from beauty is one type of teleological argument and the argument from ugliness is the atheistic twin of the argument from beauty, perhaps I will need write a post on this argument for my series about atheistic teleological arguments. … [Read more...]

Forthcoming New Book: The God Problem: How a Godless Universe Creates

Just saw this:The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos CreatesLINK … [Read more...]

The Evidential Argument from Moral Agency (AMA) Revisited

I want to revisit Paul Draper's very interesting argument from moral agency against metaphysical naturalism.[1]Informal Statement of the ArgumentWe know that moral agents exist. If we ignore for a moment the evidence for moral agents--i.e., independent of the evidence for moral agents--we have much more reason on theism than on naturalism to expect the existence of moral agents.Let us start by considering metaphysical naturalism. If naturalism is true, then it is extremely improbable that there … [Read more...]

Index: The Evidential Argument from the History of Science (AHS)

Informal Statement of the ArgumentIf there is a single theme unifying the history of science, it is that naturalistic (i.e., non-supernatural) explanations work. The history of science contains numerous examples of naturalistic explanations replacing supernatural ones and no examples of supernatural explanations replacing naturalistic ones. Indeed, naturalistic explanations have been so successful that even most scientific theists concede that supernatural explanations are, in general, … [Read more...]