Review of Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications

http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/48658-contemporary-philosophical-naturalism-and-its-implications/ … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Dr. William Lane Craig

Dear Dr. William Lane Craig, Let me be honest: I am opposed to Christianity. I am an enemy of Christianity. My life (or at least my free time outside of work) is dedicated to attacking and destroying the Christian faith. However, though I hate the faith, I love the believer. I don’t hate you or any other Christian apologist. In fact, I admire you and your life-long dedication to the defense of Christianity. I think you have the potential to be the best Christian apologist of the … [Read more...]

Christian Apologetics and Politics

It's remarkable how many Christian apologists feature anti-Obama posts, links, etc., as if that were part of defending the claims of Christianity. (If any Christian apologists read this, I think I understand why you disagree with various Obama policies and how your disagreement relates to your faith. I'm just surprised to see partisan politics mixed in with apologetics, since I can imagine many of your potential "converts" may be more sympathetic to Obama's policies than you are and so may be … [Read more...]

Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 3

As a Christian apologist who defends the claim that 'Jesus rose from the dead', William Craig takes upon himself a heavy burden of proof. To meet the burden of proof Craig must put forward powerful historical evidence to prove that 'Jesus actually died on the cross'. But in most of his books, articles, and debates on the resurrection, Craig simply ignores this issue. One exception to this pattern of neglect is found in his book The Son Rises: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of … [Read more...]

Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 2

Although Christian apologists bear the burden of proof to show that 'Jesus actually died on the cross', William Craig usually ignores this issue in his books, articles, and debates defending the resurrection of Jesus. In my previous post, I pointed out that there is at least one book in which Craig does make a case for the claim that 'Jesus actually died on the cross.' Craig makes a very brief attempt at this in The Son Rises: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus (hereafter: … [Read more...]

Amoral Atheism Part 2

Physics cannot justify why anything is morally right or wrong. No one says that is a defect of physics because that's not what physics is about. Like physics, atheism is also not about morality. So why should it be a defect of atheism that it cannot justify why anything is morally right or wrong? … [Read more...]

Round Table Discussion on Theism, Naturalism, and Evidence (video)

I join Justin Schieber (of Reasonable Doubts)  and others for a round table discussion on theism, naturalism, and evidence. I defend Draper's argument from moral agency and also an argument from consciousness for theism. … [Read more...]

Theism, Atheism, and Dismissive Attitudes

Here are two hypotheses about theism, atheism, and dismissive attitudes. H1: for (some / many / most) theists, how dismissive a theist is to atheism is inversely proportional to how familiar said theist is to the best, most robust arguments for atheism* H2: for (some / many / most) atheists, how dismissive an atheist is to theism is inversely proportional to how familiar said atheist is to best, most robust arguments arguments for theism * For purposes of this post, replace "atheism" … [Read more...]


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