The following is a guest post by James Downard, who is spearheading the Troubles in Paradise (TIP) project. I’ll put the #TIP project into as small a nutshell as possible. I’m assembling the ultimate counter-creationism resource (think Talk Origins Archive on a gigantic updated scale, if you need proof of the scale, open up the … Please Support the Ultimate Counter-Creationism Resource, Troubles in Paradise (TIP)!
I’ll make this very brief and to the point. Jerry Coyne wrote something on his website. (The details don’t even matter, but if you’re curious, you can read the article here.) A scientist named Ben Allen disagrees with something Coyne wrote. Allen submits a comment critical of Coyne’s claim in the combox on Coyne’s website. Allen … Jerry Coyne Blocking: Episode II
Lust, sloth, gluttony, anger, pride, envy, and greed: These are the sins which Christian teachers and preachers have long cited as “deadly,” that is, the ones most urgently to be avoided since they are vicious in themselves and lie at the root of so many other sins. Of course, precisely defining and delimiting these transgressions … The Seven Deadly Sins of Christianity
Sam said to me and our gathered friends: Give me someone who is willing to sit down and take a three-hour Chemistry test, and another hour to review the test after it is completed, then I will be able to give you a reliable estimation of how much that person knows about chemistry. This claim … Religious Experience – Recognizing God
Chapter 8. Miracles: Signs of God or Gullibility? As I read them, Geisler and Turek (G&T) seek to establish four points: (1) If God exists, then miracles are possible; (2) Hume’s argument against the credibility of miracle claims is a failure; (3) miracles can be used to confirm a message from God (i.e., as … Geisler & Turek Rebuttal, Part 7: Chapter 8
Here is something from the Huffington Post about somebody named Phil Robertson. Caution: if you have a sensitive stomach you may want to position an appropriate receptacle nearby. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/25/phil-robertson-atheist-rape_n_6936662.html I don’t know much about this guy. He apparently is on some show about a duck or something. He looks like an ayatollah and sounds like … Rape them Atheists!
I recently saw this posted on Victor Reppert’s Dangerous Idea site. I haven’t got a copy of The Brothers Karamazov on hand so I cannot quote it directly from the (translated) original. Nevertheless, it is a succinct statement of a charge that many have made, namely that unbelievers—naturalists in particular—would not believe even if confronted … What if you Saw a Miracle?
If you spend enough time on Twitter following hashtags like #atheism, #theism, #apologetics, and the like, you’ll eventually see what I will call, for lack of a better term, ‘infographics’. They are usually light on images but heavy on words, in order to get around Twitter’s 140 character maximum length for tweets. Think of them as … Apologetics Infographic #1: Atheism and Nothingness
Chapter 7. Mother Theresa vs. Hitler In this chapter, G&T present a version of the moral argument for God’s existence which I call the “Moral Laws Require a Moral Lawgiver Argument,” which they formulate as follows. 1. Every law has a law giver. 2. There is a Moral Law. 3. Therefore, there is a … G&T Rebuttal, Part 6: Chapter 7
Chapter 6. New Life Forms: From the Goo to You via the Zoo? Drawing upon the work of sophisticated Intelligent Design (ID) theorists such as William Dembski, Michael Behe, and Jonathan Wells, this chapter uses many of the state-of-the art Intelligent Design (ID) arguments against evolution by natural selection. It also defends ID against … G&T Rebuttal, Part 5: Chapter 6