Richard Dawkins recently re-tweeted a tweet that is so obviously false, one has to ask, “What was he thinking when he posted it?” I’m not going to embed the tweet here which is arguably NSFW, but I’ll provide a link and describe it. It has two photos. On the left is a picture of Matt Taylor, … What Was Richard Dawkins Thinking?
If you’ve participated in many discussions about science or religion in which the word “nothing” plays a central role, you’ve probably noticed that “nothing” has different meanings for different people. Robert Lawrence Kuhn has put together a thought-provoking taxonomy of nine levels of nothing, which I think could be very useful for clarifying which “nothing” … Robert Kuhn’s Nine Levels of Nothing
In the previous post in this series, I argued that the Christian apologist James Sire makes a fundamental mistake in his book Naming the Elephant, by defining “a worldview” as being a kind of commitment. A worldview is something that can be true (or false), but a commitment is NOT something that can be true … What is Christianity? Part 7
Ben Carson is a religious nutcase, and he is a POLITICAL nutcase as well. He is a double threat to the national security of the United States of America, and a double threat to the well-being of every American citizen. Fortunately, even the know-nothing republicans of Iowa appear to have discerned that Ben Carson would make … Ben Carson is Also a POLITICAL Nutcase – Part 2
My Blog Posts for 2015 FAITH (17 posts) Jesus on Faith (6 posts) https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/06/jesus-on-faith/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/07/jesus-on-faith-part-2/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/08/jesus-on-faith-part-3/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/12/jesus-on-faith-part-4/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/22/jesus-on-faith-part-5/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/02/15/jesus-on-faith-part-6/ Leap of Faith & Lessing’s Ditch (2 posts) https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/01/31/a-leap-of-faith/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/02/16/lessings-broad-ditch-and-brads-lesser-ditch/ What is Faith? (9 posts) https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/05/what-is-faith-part-1/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/08/what-is-faith-part-2/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/09/what-is-faith-part-3/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/15/what-is-faith-part-4/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/17/what-is-faith-part-5/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/20/what-is-faith-part-6/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/04/28/what-is-faith-part-7/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/05/20/what-is-faith-part-8/ https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2015/05/25/what-is-faith-part-9/ THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS (31 posts) – see also: WILLIAM LANE CRAIG … My Posts for 2015
Evangelical Christians buy T-shirts and bumper stickers that proclaim this slogan: Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship with Jesus Christ. http://www.christianapparelshop.com/p-526-christianity-is-not-a-religion-christian-t-shirt.aspx? The problem with this slogan is that a relationship is NOT the sort of thing that can be true (or false): 1. If Christianity is a relationship, then Christianity is true … What is Christianity? Part 6
In his book The Universe Next Door (IVP, 3rd edition, 1997; hereafter: TUND), James Sire speaks of worldviews as things that can be true: …I am convinced that for any of us to be fully conscious intellectually we should not only be able to detect the worldviews of others but be aware of our own–why it … What is Christianity? Part 5
My post “Evil: Still no Good Answers” has provoked a lively discussion with over 200 comments. Theistic commentators naturally want to argue that there are indeed plausible reasons for God to permit evil, even evils of the magnitude, extent, and variety that we find in the actual world. A common theme of these replies is … What Could God do about Evil?
I think of Christianity as being a worldview. But what is a worldview? How should we analyze and compare and evaluate worldviews? There are different ways of understanding and analyzing worldviews, so before I defend my cognitivist view of religions, I should make an attempt to clarify the concept of “a worldview” that I plan … What is Christianity? Part 4
This is one of those debates where you really have to get into the details just to arrive at an informed position. I’ve read his rebuttal, but so much time has passed that I will need to re-read his book chapter (yes, I did read it), Barnes’ posts, and my commentary before I can even decide … Dr. Richard Carrier’s Rebuttal to My Commentary on His Exchange with Dr. Luke Barnes about the Fine-Tuning Argument