Thinking Skeptically about Atheist Explanations

The Friendly Atheist runs a regular feature called "Ask Richard" -- an advice column penned by atheist Richard Wade. ┬áThis week, a former Christian wrote in with an unusual problem. ┬áBefore he lost his faith, the writer used to experience what he described as profound moments of spiritual rapture, moments he used to experience as evidence of God's existence and love. Ever since he became an atheist, he still experiences these moments of overwhelming awe, and he wrote in to ask Richard if these w … [Read more...]

Your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins

Thanks all for your comments on last week's post on standards of evidence (extraordinary and otherwise). As always, if you'd like to respond to a Monday Call to Arms in longer form as a guest blogger, please email me at leah (dot) libresco (at) yale (dot) edu. The highlighted comment from last week comes from No Forbidden Questions:If you asserted to me that you drive a Honda, I'd probably believe you with ultimately very little in the way of supporting evidence -- a photo (which could be … [Read more...]

Debate with Justin Martyr: Opening Statement

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - RejoinderJustin has maintained that the terms of this debate do not require him to defend the idea of the Christian god or, indeed, any particular deity. His … [Read more...]

Rebuttal to Justin Martyr (Part 2)

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - Rejoinder When I saw Justin was making a fine-tuning argument as the second part of his opening statement, I was a little surprised not to see any … [Read more...]


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