Debate (Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?): my first rebuttal.

This is the next entry in my debate with John Lepp over “Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?”  While we agreed to rounds of 1,500 words, I had a beast of a time trimming down my post so that it adequately hit all of John’s arguments.  It simply takes longer to [Read More...]

Debate (Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?): John Lepp’s opening.

Here’s my opening.  Below is John’s opening: Let me start this by thanking JT for the opportunity to have a lively discussion, on his blog “WWJTD?” (aka What would JT do?), about whether or not Science refutes Christianity.  I will argue that Science does not refute Christianity. This is my very first debate.  I suspect [Read More...]

Debate with John Lepp: Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?

A while back John Lepp emailed me about doing an online debate.  I agreed.  Since then, as many of you know, I have been sick and dealing with rapid weight loss, etc.  He has been very patient.  Today, it finally begins.  We’re doing four rounds, each gets an opening, rebuttal 1, rebuttal 2, then closing. [Read More...]

David Silverman kicks wholesale ass in debate with Frank Turek.

Frank Turek is a particularly bad apologist with whom I have almost tangled in the past (he fears me).  But he got into a debate with David Silverman earlier this year and positively got his ass handed to him.  Enjoy. [Read more...]

Rebecca Hamilton didn’t read my response, but thinks it’s petty, small, second-rate tripe.

Rebecca Hamilton has a comment policy on her blog that seems about as random as what the GOP is scared shitless about this week (is it gays? Ebola? The minority vote? Roll the dice and let’s find out!).  She moderates contrary comments heavily, often blocking perfectly polite comments that point out how she has been [Read More...]

A constitutional law student’s take on Scalia’s recent comments on secularism

So while I’m running for office, I’m also a student at the University of North Texas, earning my BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law. This means my focus of study has been on the judicial system and constitutional law. I consider myself very knowledgeable of the Supreme Court and the rulings [Read More...]

Lord’s Prayer forced on students in Texas high school marching band

This story was brought to my attention by a friend and neighbor who is the mother of a student who will soon be attending Lewisville High School, part of the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) that my daughter also goes to, and she was worried that her student might feel left out of the high school [Read More...]

Matt Dillahunty’s Atheist Debates – Argument from Design part 1: Order and Purpose.

This summer Matt Dillahunty founded the Atheist Debates Patreon project.  It was so successful that Matt is now making videos on debating apologists for a living, which is great for atheism.  Matt is, in my eyes, one of our most skilled debaters and perhaps the best communicator in the business. The first video produced for [Read More...]

The Thinking Atheist from last night with Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris, and myself.

Last night I was on Seth Andrews’ show with a couple luminaries of counter-apologetics: Matt Dillahunty and Tracie Harris from the Atheist Experience.  It was a great time.  If you don’t listen for Matt and Tracie dropping wisdom on how to beat religious arguments, listen because of how aroused Seth Andrews’ voice makes men and [Read More...]

I don’t think Answers in Genesis quite gets science Pt. 3 (of 3)

In part 1 and part 2, I currently addressing this article from Answers in Genesis. I’m not too happy how part 2 came out. I was mostly grinding through dumb stuff, but this next part, which I’ve been itching to get to, has some interesting (to me, at least) topics. I probably should have just skipped [Read More...]