Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 7

I think the best way to make a case for my skeptical view of the resurrection, is to develop a dilemma, following the lead of the great Enlightenment skeptic David Hume.The main question at issue is: Did God raise Jesus from the dead? But at the crux of my skeptical argument will be the following claim:(JAW) Jesus of Nazareth was alive and walking around unassisted on the first Easter Sunday.By 'the first Easter Sunday' I mean the Sunday immediately following the Friday of the Passover week when … [Read more...]

Blast From the Past: 10 Most Popular Posts from 2008

1. "Pew Forum Survey on American Religion"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/02/pew-forum-survey-on-american-religion.html2. "Christianity (warning: may be offensive to Christians)"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/11/christianity-warning-may-be-offensive.html3. "Superlatively Silly Super-Sensitive Secularists"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2008/03/superlatively-silly-super-sensitive.html4. "Christian Student Deflates Atheist … [Read more...]

Wikipedia Article on Internet Infidels

This is not new, but it was news to me. Apparently, Wikipedia has a very short article about the Internet Infidels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Infidels … [Read more...]

Distrust & Anti-Atheist Prejudice

Interesting new paper from Gervais, Shariff and Norenzayan:http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~will/Gervais%20et%20al-%20Atheist%20Distrust.pdfThe experiments performed by Gervais et al. provide pretty convincing support for the thesis that anti-atheist prejudice manifests as distrust (rather than dislike, or disgust), and that it surfaces most strongly when the need for trust -- as opposed to say, likeability, or pleasantness -- is particularly salient. So, for example, prejudiced religious believers are … [Read more...]

LINK: Erik Wielenberg’s Review of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

LINKThe review also includes a critical assessment of the Courtier's Reply. … [Read more...]

Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 6

David Marshall has objected to my analysis of the term 'miracle' and appears to have misunderstood my claim that the alleged resurrection of Jesus would constitute a 'physically impossible' event. Before I attempt to deal with any other objections or criticisms from Marshall, I want to clear up the disagreement and/or confusion that exists about these concepts, which I believe are basic and important for further discussion of the main question: Did God raise Jesus from the dead?Marshall and I … [Read more...]

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

So apparently an atheist[1] in Leesburg, Virginia decided to erect a "holiday" display which consists of a skeleton dressed as Santa being crucified. LINKPictures of this stunt are also available in your local neighborhood library's encyclopedia, under the following entries:Offensive -- unnecessarily offensive, to be preciseStupidHow Not to Win Friends and Influence PeopleSeems to me that someone needs to relearn the lesson about "just because you have the legal right to do something doesn't … [Read more...]

Blast from the Past: 10 Most Popular Posts from 2007

1. "Quantum Magic"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2007/11/quantum-magic.html2. "Encountering Naturalism"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2007/10/encountering-naturalism.html3. "Infidel Publishing in Turkey"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2007/11/infidel-publishing-in-turkey.html4. "A Metaphysical Naturalist Manifesto"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2007/07/metaphysical-naturalist-manifesto.html5. "Clark Adams, RIP"http://secularoutpost.infidels.org/2007/05/clark-adams-rip.html6. … [Read more...]


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