Open Thread: What Does the “One Less God” Quote Mean?
A quotation attributed to Stephen Roberts goes like this: I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. I’ve seen this quote floating around the Internet for at least 20 … Open Thread: What Does the “One Less God” Quote Mean?
Craig’s Dismissive Attitude Towards Arguments from Evil
On Twitter, user @BissetteHunter tweeted this fifteen second video clip of William Lane Craig discussing arguments from evil: Another bad take from Craig given during the Law debate. �♂️ pic.twitter.com/SycXWzMptW — yourtypicaltheist (@BissetteHunter) July 19, 2021 In the case the link doesn’t work, here is the transcript: “Therefore, this problem of evil, I think, though … Craig’s Dismissive Attitude Towards Arguments from Evil
Must-Read Paper on the Confusing Terminology in the Philosophy of Religion
Philosopher Dale Tuggy has written an incredibly helpful paper which seeks to help clarify some of the confusing terminology in the philosophy of religion regarding God vs. gods. Key terms defined in this paper include deity, godhood, ultimate, the Ultimate. So far as I can tell, his modest proposal for terminology does not appear to … Must-Read Paper on the Confusing Terminology in the Philosophy of Religion
Off-Topic: Three Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution to Decrease Government Dysfunction
The four years of the Trump administration, but especially the events of January 6, 2021 and the ensuing impeachment by the House and acquittal by the Senate, have caused me to go into problem-solving mode. After giving this a lot of thought, I have concluded that various flaws, oversights, and loopholes created structural flaws which … Off-Topic: Three Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution to Decrease Government Dysfunction
(DRAFT) C.S. Lewis’s Moral Argument for God’s Existence
Attached to this post is a PDF file containing the first half of an academic paper I’ve been working on. Constructive criticism would be appreciated.20201103 Formal Analysis of Logical Form of Lewis’s Moral Argument
Reply to William Lane Craig on Evangelical Support for Trump
I’ve published an article on my political blog, Data-Driven Politics, which should be of great interest to many Secular Outpost readers: William Lane Craig on Evangelical Christian Support for Donald Trump On a related note, I’ve also published on that site my Presidential Effectiveness Dashboard, which is a work in progress, and likely also to be of interest. … Reply to William Lane Craig on Evangelical Support for Trump
Resurrected Political Blog
Announcement: I’ve resurrected my political blog and re-branded it as “Data-Driven Politics.” It has a new URL: https://dataoverdogma.wordpress.com/ Please give it a look! My most recent entry is a blog post analyzing the effectiveness of mask wearing at reducing the spread of COVID-19.
An F-Inductive Argument from Consciousness for Theism, Revisited
Edited on 15-Feb-20 While some theistic arguments are “God of the gaps” arguments, many, including those defended by Christian philosophers, are not “God of the gaps” arguments. Before accusing a theist of trotting out another “God-of-the-gaps” argument, atheists should first verify that the argument actually is a “God-of-the-gaps” argument. Here is the basic structure of … An F-Inductive Argument from Consciousness for Theism, Revisited
Draft: William Lane Craig on the Evidential Argument from Evolution
This is a draft article I’ve been working on. Any feedback would be appreciated. Abstract: Paul Draper defends what may be called an “evidential argument from evolution” against theism, viz., an argument which purports to show that evolution constitutes strong evidence against theism. In response to this argument, William Lane Craig argues that Draper’s argument depends … Draft: William Lane Craig on the Evidential Argument from Evolution
Bold Atheism recently tweeted the following meme: #atheist #god #religion #bible #faith #church #atheism #noreligion #religionfree #antireligion #freedomfromreligion #goodwithoutgod #nogod #godless #heathen #nonbeliever #skeptic #secular #humanist #freethinker #think #logic #reason #prayer #sin #atheis… https://t.co/C6MpS2iS9J pic.twitter.com/85cipxGvbH — Bold Atheism (@boldatheism) March 18, 2019 What should we make of this meme?