Unapologetic Review – Part 10: Evaluation of Reason #9
REVIEW OF ANALYSIS OF REASON #9 In Part 9 of this series, I asserted that the main argument in Unapologetic is Reason #9, and I argued that Reason #9 invoved the following assumptions: 5. ANY claim that is based on faith cannot be reasonably defended. 6. Philosophers ought NOT recognize and participate in an alleged sub-discipline of philosophy that … Unapologetic Review – Part 10: Evaluation of Reason #9
Atheist ‘Safe Zones’: A Solution In Search of a Problem
I just became aware of this website: “Secular Safe Zone.” Why are secular safe zones needed? “The number of nontheists in America is rising rapidly and there is a growing body of research that is beginning to explore this once-invisible and amorphous group. While tolerance for minority religions is growing around the country, discrimination and harassment … Atheist ‘Safe Zones’: A Solution In Search of a Problem
What Was Richard Dawkins Thinking?
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?
On Caring about Whether Other People Become Naturalists
Relatively speaking, I don’t care much if someone becomes a naturalist. I care more about refuting an anti-atheist stereotype, intentionally or unintentionally reinforced by Craig and his ilk, which Randal Rauser calls the Rebellion Thesis. I’ve encountered far too many Christians who think atheists are stupid (when it comes to evaluating the evidence about God) … On Caring about Whether Other People Become Naturalists
Link: Massimo Pigliucci’s “Reflections on the Skeptic and Atheist Movements”
Don’t Criticize What You Can’t Understand
Recently, I found myself defending William Lane Craig’s reformed epistemology. I was defending it NOT because I believe it to be true or correct, but because his views were being presented as ‘stupid’ and obviously false. My impression was that those who were making these strong claims did NOT understand Craig’s views on epistemology, … Don’t Criticize What You Can’t Understand
If You Think Atheists Should Ridicule Theistic Beliefs, Read This
This is a paper I started writing almost ten years ago, but never finished. Atheistic Advocacy as a Risk Communication Problem Jeffery Jay Lowder Abstract. In this paper, I introduce a new way of thinking about atheistic advocacy. In an important sense, atheism is a risk. Therefore, attempts to argue either for the truth … If You Think Atheists Should Ridicule Theistic Beliefs, Read This
This Is What It’s Like to Lead Atheists
This video says all that needs to be said.
This is more than two months old, but I still think this is interesting. https://blogs.elon.edu/servingatheists/?p=1535 What’s interesting to me is that, according to these survey results, there is a certain symmetry between, on the one hand, theistic stereotypes about atheists, and, on the other hand, atheistic stereotypes about theists. Dominant Theistic View Dominant Atheistic … Arrogant Atheists?
Alonzo Fyfe’s Alternative Answer to “Where Do Atheists Get Their Morality?”
Back in 2008 Alonzo Fyfe blogged about the question, “Where do atheists get their morality?” As an alternative to “the standard attempt to defend some moral theory,” he proposes the following answer. “A lot of theists want to know where atheists get their morality because theists are bigots looking for an excuse to hate their … Alonzo Fyfe’s Alternative Answer to “Where Do Atheists Get Their Morality?”