Link: Can Atheism Be Properly Basic?

The academic blog The Prosblogion has a very interesting post by Nik Peels on whether atheism can be properly basic. I see that commenters include several of the regular commenters on this blog.LINK … [Read more...]

Graham Oppy: 60 Years On: Academic Atheist Philosophers Then & Now

Great overview of the history of academic atheist philosophy of religion over the last 60 years.LINK … [Read more...]

What is Faith? – Part 1

Some general observations to consider before attempting to answer the question "What is faith?":1. Don't criticize what you can't understand.Or better:  Try to understand what faith is before you try to evaluate the goodness or badness of faith.2. The word 'faith' has multiple definitions in any decent dictionary.The word 'faith' is literally ambiguous.  Some uses or meanings of the word 'faith' should be set aside, and one should focus in on one or two meanings that seem p … [Read more...]

A Key Difference between Science and Religion

In science, we ask, "What's the evidence?", before believing. Only religion* asks us to believe first and consider the evidence later, if ever.Two clarifications:1. I am not claiming that all religions do this. Rather, I'm claiming that if/when this happens, it only seems to happen in the context of religion. (If I've missed any non-religious examples of this, please let me know and I will issue a correction!)2. Nor am I making the scientistic claim that the only way to know … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Dr. Craig

Last year I wrote several posts criticizing William Lane Craig's case for the resurrection.  Here are several excerpts from those posts (plus links, in case you want to read the full post from which an excerpt was taken):===========Some Skeptical Thoughts on the Resurrection[excerpt:]1. Geisler vs. CraigNorman Geisler makes an excellent point in his book When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences (co-authored with Ron Brooks):Before that we can show that Jesus ro … [Read more...]

Video: Meet an ex-$cientologist (The Way to Happiness)

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Biola University Offers Course on Apologetics vs. Philosophy

LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA--BIOLA (Bible Institute of Los Angeles) University will offer a course, "Apologetics vs. Philosophy," as part of its M.A. in Christian Apologetics program, which will focus on the differences between Christian apologetics and philosophy.In a press conference with an equal number of reporters, apologists, and local Awana kids, program spokesman J.P. Moreland cited renowned Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga. "In his advice to Christian philosophers, Alvin Plantinga on … [Read more...]

Artifacts Discovered in Dusty Academic Libraries Suggest WLC Once Participated in Fairly Matched Debates

LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA--In a significant discovery that sheds new light on late twentieth century academic philosophy, researchers discovered new evidence this week suggesting that famed Christian debater William Lane Craig once participated in fairly matched debates with his opponents.The team of researchers--including Christian philosophers, theologians, altar boys, and vintage 1990s sweater enthusiasts--made the discovery this week while reading dusty old books found in the ruins of a … [Read more...]


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