John Loftus has recently defended the idea that philosophy of religion should “end as a discipline in secular universities.” Post by John Loftus Advocating the End of PoR as a discipline Here are my initial thoughts and reactions to some of the points in his recent post on this subject: What if philosophy spawned a … Initial Thoughts about the End of Philosophy of Religion
This entire post, as well as its comments, are essential reading for anyone interested in the recent debate. LINK (HT: ex-apologist)
One reason I am not concerned about the prevalence of Christian theists in the field of philosophy of religion is that they do a nice job of arguing against each other. William Lane Craig’s favorite argument for the existence of God is the Kalam cosmological argument. I’m happy that there are some atheist philosophers who … Why I am Not Concerned about Christian Theist Philosophers of Religion
After having the audacity to publicly respond to Jerry Coyne’s criticism of a previous blog post–the horror!-Jerry Coyne continues to block me from posting comments on his web site. In a recent post, he endorses John Loftus’s call for the end of the philosophy of religion at secular universities. But he also begins his post with … Yes, Jerry, You Have the Right to Criticize the PoR
I don’t know how to force this Patheos blog into causing an old post to show up as a new post in the RSS feed for the blog, so I’ve created a new post to link back to the old one. Comments on this page will be closed; please comment on the old one. LINK
John Loftus has issued a call for the end of philosophy of religion (POR) being taught in secular universities. He’s since written a few follow-up posts, but I think there are two main points that Loftus makes: (1) Science has disproven religion, and philosophy ought to follow suit (2) Philosophy of religion is dominated by Christian … An End to Philosophy of Religion?
LINK (HT: Ex-Apologist)
In previous posts I have argued that only two of Geisler’s eight reasons for the claim that “Jesus actually died on the cross” are worthy of serious consideration. One of those two reasons is based on the spear-wound story, which is found ONLY in the historically unreliable Fourth gospel (John 19:31-37). There are many reasons … Norman Geisler’s Case for the Death of Jesus – Part 3