Tag: atheism

Do spirits have a ghost of a chance to persuade a skeptic?

Posted on 10/16/14 46 Comments

Over the years I have blogged on the topic of ghosts on several occasions, including the articles “Should Christians believe in ghosts?”, “Jesus believed in ghosts (so maybe you should too),” and “J.B. Phillips and the Ghost of C.S. Lewis.” Three years ago I even did some research and writing for a planned book on […]

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The Atheist as Neighbor

Posted on 10/14/14 36 Comments

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I am currently working on two books. I have now contracted the second book with the Cascade imprint of Wipf and Stock. In Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes Toward Atheists I take up the discussion I started in chapter 10 of You’re not as Crazy as […]

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The 59-Second Apologist: God, Santa Claus and Absurdity

Posted on 10/08/14 38 Comments

These days it is increasingly common to find belief in God being compared to any manner of fanciful entities from flying spaghetti monsters and invisible pink unicorns to such familiar denizens of the holiday season as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. But is there any legitimacy to the comparison? For further discussion see my article […]

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The Evidential Problem of Evil (Part 2)

Posted on 09/29/14 477 Comments

Preamble This is part 2 of my response to Reasonable Doubts “Episode 121: Divine Deception with guest Erik Wielenberg“. As you may know, Part 1 was an episode in The Tentative Apologist Podcast and my intention was that Part 2 would be as well. Indeed, my original intention was to release part 2 at the […]

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The delusion of the non-creedal atheist

Posted on 09/08/14 105 Comments

Many atheists like to present themselves as “free thinkers”, unencumbered by ideology, confession or creed, in contrast to their religionist neighbors. Consider, for example, the venerable organization American Atheists which was founded way back in 1963 to defend the civil liberties of atheists. Under the section of their website titled “Aims and Purposes” the organization defines “atheism” as […]

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If we all reasoned like the atheistic ideologue

Posted on 09/06/14 99 Comments

The atheist ideologue is so committed to perpetuating his secular ideology that he will impugn “religion” any chance he gets. In the last few weeks the internet has seen a flurry of armchair analysis by atheistic ideologues offering their ruminations on ISIS. Desperately short in their understanding of the geopolitical, social, cultural and historical factors […]

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An atheist about one less god than you

Posted on 08/28/14 18 Comments

Christian writer Frank Schaeffer, prophet, heretic or curmudgeon (depends who you ask) recently wrote a book titled Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God. In an interview on the book with Brian McLaren Schaeffer observes: “having published a book with a title that says ‘Why I am an Atheist who Believes in God,” I’m getting all kinds […]

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The Atheist Bogeyman? Critiquing Christian paranoia about the secular conspriacy

Posted on 08/16/14 15 Comments

One of my readers, Fox, provided a link to Tom Gilson’s glowing review of “God’s not Dead”. In the review Gilson provides some evidence for atheistic professors being hostile toward Christianity. He includes the following case which is perhaps the most striking of them: “The late Professor Richard Rorty famously announced his intention ‘to strip […]

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“God’s not Dead”: The Review

Posted on 08/15/14 34 Comments

I finally saw “God’s not Dead.” I was prepared to be amused and perhaps irritated. I didn’t expect to be outraged. However, by the end I found myself drawn to one descriptor: reprehensible. Strong word, I know. Let me explain why. Christians have often complained about the way they are depicted in Hollywood. And they […]

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A simple explanation for how atheists can hate God

Posted on 08/15/14 93 Comments

In my review for 50 Great Myths about Atheism I noted that the authors (Russell and Schüklenk) insist that the claim that “Atheists Hate or are Angry with God” is a “myth”. Not only do they reject the claim that all atheists hate or are angry with God (a point with which I’d agree). They […]

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