Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, and a Special Version of the Problem of Soteriological Evil
Unless you’ve been in a cave, you’ve heard by now the news that Stephen Hawking died. Richard Dawkins recently tweeted about an alleged Christian, going by the pseudonym positiva.tea, who described Hawking’s suffering in Hell. Hate at this pathological level demands explanation beyond the obvious low intelligence. I suggest that Godnuts are secretly unconfident of … Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, and a Special Version of the Problem of Soteriological Evil
Richard Dawkins and Moral Realism
Christian apologists who love to substitute quote-mining for actual argumentation are fond of quotations like the following, in order to conclude that atheism somehow undermines morality. In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, and other people are going to get lucky; and you won’t find … Richard Dawkins and Moral Realism
Is It Completely Unfair for Dawkins to Equate “Faith” with “Blind Trust”?
While going through some old files, I discovered this passage at the end of a book review. The book being reviewed was Dawkins’ God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life by Alister McGrath. The reviewer was Paul Pardi, a philosopher at Seattle Pacific University. Here is what Pardi wrote: “I also have one technical … Is It Completely Unfair for Dawkins to Equate “Faith” with “Blind Trust”?
Are Atheism and Moral Realism Logically Incompatible?
I am a regular reader of Victor Reppert’s blog, Dangerous Idea. In the combox for one of his recent posts, Steve Hays claimed that atheism and moral realism are logically incompatible. I wrote a lengthy reply to Hays in the combox and have decided to republish it here. Before I republish my comments, I will make one … Are Atheism and Moral Realism Logically Incompatible?
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?
Christian Pastor Writes in HuffPo, “There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist”
Pastor Rick Henderson wrote en editorial in yesterday’s Huffington Post provocatively titled, “Why There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist.” While he does correctly state, “it is true that there is no definitive atheistic worldview,” there is very little else in this article which he gets right. Here’s Pastor Henderson: While it is true that … Christian Pastor Writes in HuffPo, “There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist”
Reza Aslan Claims Harris and Dawkins Aren’t Atheists
“Renowned scholar” Reza Aslan wrote an article for Salon.com with the title, “Sam Harris and ‘New Atheists’ Aren’t New, Aren’t Even Atheists.” I don’t know if this title was chosen by him or his editors, but it’s false. To deny that Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins are atheists is as ridiculous as to deny that … Reza Aslan Claims Harris and Dawkins Aren’t Atheists
William Lane Craig Complains Dawkins Won’t Debate Him, but Touts Debate in Credentials?
It’s well known that William Lane Craig attempted to arrange a debate with Richard Dawkins in England; Dawkins refused; and then Craig, not to mention numerous others, criticized Dawkins for his refusal to debate Craig. I recently discovered this page on the website of Houston Baptist University. It appears to be a press release dated … William Lane Craig Complains Dawkins Won’t Debate Him, but Touts Debate in Credentials?