Please Welcome Louise Antony to the Secular Outpost!

I’m pleased to announce another new contributor to The Secular Outpost: Dr. Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts. Her work in the philosophy of religion includes editing the excellent book, Philosophers Without Gods (Oxford University Press, 2007) — (see here for her chapter); writing a commentary for the book transcript of the Craig-Kurtz debate on morality without God; and debating William Lane Craig on whether God is necessary for morality. She also edited (with Norbert Hornstein) Chomsky… Read more

‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient

The House of Representatives on November 1 voted in favor of a Congressional resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto and supporting its placement on public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. This House Concurrent Resolution 13, which passed by a vote of 396 to 9, with 2 voting present, was sponsored by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA). He added, “As our nation faces challenging times, it is appropriate for Members of Congress and our nation –… Read more

New Chick tracts

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LINK: Chapter-by-Chapter Critique of William Lane Craig’s, “On Guard”

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Help Wanted – Part 2

In The Existence of God, 2nd ed. (hereafter: EOG) Richard Swinburne defends the following inductive version of the Cosmological argument (hereafter: TCA):e: There is a complex physical universe.Therefore,g: God exists.A key premise in Swinburne’s (deductive) argument in defense of TCA goes like this:(TCA9) The probability that there will be a complex physical universe given that God does not exist is low. (EOG, p.151)I asked Mr. Swinburne to clarify his reasoning on this point, and he kindly provided a detailed explanation… Read more

Graham Oppy Has Joined the Secular Outpost Team!

I am very honored to announce that Dr. Graham Oppy has agreed to join The Secular Outpost’s distinguished list of contributors. Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. His publications include Arguing About Gods, Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity, and Ontological Arguments and Belief in God, as well as numerous articles. (Click here for links to books by Oppy and other SO contributors.) Dr. Oppy is a long-time supporter of the Internet Infidels and I simply have to plug my favorite… Read more

Bibliography on Religion and Morality

The purpose of this bibliography is to provide a comprehensive list of all academic articles published on the relationship between religion and morality. This bibliography is something I have been compiling for years; I still consider it a work in progress.  If you spot any errors, omissions, or other edits required, please post a comment and I will update the bibliography accordingly.Note: an asterisk (*) indicates an item which I consider particularly good. No inferences at all should be made… Read more

Andrea Weisberger Has Joined the Secular Outpost

It’s my pleasure to announce that Dr. Andrea Weisberger has agreed to join The Secular Outpost as a contributor. She is currently an Instructor of Philosophy at the University of North Florida and is the former chair of the Philosophy and Religion department at Jacksonville University. Her publications include, Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of Theism, as well as several journal articles. Read more

Jean Kazez Has Joined The Secular Outpost

The Secular Outpost continues to grow! Dr. Jean Kazez is an atheist philosopher at Southern Methodist University. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Arizona at the same time our own Jim Lippard was studying there. Her books include Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals and The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life.She has written about atheism occasionally on her own blog; her writings are very insightful and provocative. Some examples of her previous blog… Read more

William Lane Craig: Internet Infidels Websites “Are Literally Pornographic”

Similar to my last post where I quoted the Pope, in this post I am going to quote, without comment, what William Lane Craig has apparently written about the Internet Infidels. In response to a Christian struggling with doubt, Craig writes:Be on guard for Satan’s deceptions. Never lose sight of the fact that you are involved in a spiritual warfare and that there is an enemy of your soul who hates you intensely, whose goal is your destruction, and who… Read more

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