The Internet Infidels just published a new essay by Horia George Plugaru in the Secular Web’s Kiosk, “Why the Abundance Theory of Creation Fails.” From the opening paragraph: How can God be both a perfect being and the creator of the universe? Doesn’t the fact that he created the world imply that he had a … Horia George Plugaru’s Argument Against the Abundance Theory of Creation
I am examining the implications of the following supposition:JAW = Jesus was alive and walking around on the first Easter Sunday.This supposition is asserted by most Christian apologists as a key claim in support of the resurrection of Jesus. Another key claim made by Christian apologists concerns the alleged crucifixion of Jesus:JWC = Jesus was … Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 13
I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Tyler Wunder has joined The Secular Outpost! Here is a short bio he provided to me for this announcement: I received my PhD in Philosophy from Boston University; my dissertation was a critique of Alvin Plantinga’s Warrant trilogy. My publications are: “Anti-Naturalism and Proper Function” [Religious Studies 44(2)], “Critical … Tyler Wunder Has Joined The Secular Outpost!
No. Christmas officially became a secular holiday on June 28, 1870. That’s when President Ulysses S. Grant declared December 25 a legal holiday, along with January 1, July 4, and a day to be determined for Thanksgiving. We were founded as a secular country under a godless Constitution (no mention of God or Jesus), where … Has Christmas become too secular?
Should non-believers celebrate a secular version of Christmas as a sort of winter holiday? According to Tom Flynn, the answer is “no.” If you haven’t heard of Flynn, he is the Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, editor of Free Inquiry, and the author of The Trouble with Christmas. (As Flynn points out, his … Tom Flynn, the Anti-Claus
I have previously examined the implications of the supposition that (JAW) is not the case:(JAW) Jesus was alive and walking around unassisted on the first Easter Sunday.Now I’m going to start looking into the implications of the supposition that (JAW) is the case.There are many ways to divide up the logical pie, but I propose … Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 12
I once believed in miracles because my parents told me they were true, but even then I recognized that all miracles were not created equal. The Hanukkah miracle of a light burning for eight days instead of just one paled in comparison to the Pesach miracle, when a God decided to “pass-over” the houses of … Finding Reason in the Season
Housekeeping “Secular Outpost Revamped“ Ex-Apologist favorably mentions recent changes at The Secular Outpost. [Editor’s Note (Lowder): Thanks!] “The Skeptic Awards 2011“ The Skeptic Magazine plans to give awards for several types of skeptical activity, including “Best Blog.” [Editor’s Note (Lowder): Please consider voting for The Secular Outpost!] Miscellaneous “Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy of Religion“ These … Links and News — 19-Dec-11
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Back when I was the moderator of the USENET newsgroup alt.atheism.moderated, I used to debate the definition of atheism and I used to defend the atheism as the lack of belief position. I’m persuaded, however, by Ted Drange that by default we should define our terms in a way which matches ordinary usage. Ordinary usage … The Definition of Atheism, the Anal-Retentive Defense of Etymological Purism, and Linguistic Relativism