JT Eberhard of Freethought Blogs has some as-of-yet unspecified project in the works, and he’s put out a request for help:
I need to know what arguments you’ve heard for god’s existence. Which one, in particular, would you like to see me take a swing at?
That sounds like a job for… the religiously diverse, scrappy, mostly well behaved commentariat of Unequally Yoked!
JT is accepting requests all weekend, but, since he hasn’t described the project, I don’t know exactly what he’s after, so I recommend giving him the best arguments you’ve heard. If you’ve already got a totally satisfactory answer to some of the dumber approaches (like, oh, the argument from radical skepticism that I got pitched on at Reason Rally), you won’t need JT to write up the bleedin’ obvious. The atheist blogosphere spends a lot of time addressing the most common arguments, which are not necessarily the most challenging ones.So pop on over to JT’s and tell him the argument you found hardest to rebut or kept bothering you after the debate was over. It doesn’t have to be a knockdown proof of god, just something that made you shift your confidence level a bit. I assume Christians can place requests, too, but keep in mind that the apologetics that Christians find most compelling are not necessarily those that make atheists sweat.
And feel free to crosspost your comments here. I’d be interested to see what you guys come up with. (I’m not sure what to contribute, yet, since a number of my problems are rooted in a neo-Platonist view of morality, which I don’t think JT shares).
Also: remember when I was discussing Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition with some Dominicans? The writer at Somewhat Abnormal is blogging his way through some of the arguments, if people want to pick up that fight again.