In this video, I analyze Ricky Gervais’ naturalistic worldview and its religious identifying marks. ?
In this short interview with The Analytic Christian I discuss Romans 1 and atheism. ?
In my recent interview on Canadian Catholic, I explain how atheist apologist John Loftus is a fundamentalist atheist. I’ve been discussing the phenomenon of fundamentalist atheism for years now. But I often get the reply that fundamentalism cannot apply to atheism because fundamentalism is essentially a religious phenomenon. That, of course, assumes that atheism cannot be […]
I had a civil discussion with “Pinecreek” recently on my book Jesus Loves Canaanites. At least, I thought it was civil. Alas, now true to form, Pinecreek has posted a severely shortened edit which he has labeled as “bloviation free”. Oh, how delightfully cheeky that is! Because you see, I’m a pompous, long-winded idiot. And […]
In this video, I consider how some atheists experience a dramatic, effectively religious conversion to atheism, one that leads them to adopt a strident, evangelistic attitude toward others which is remarkably similar to the fundamentalist Christian street preacher. ?
The first season of Last Chance U: Basketball just launched on Netflix a month ago. It is a spinoff of the familiar Last Chance U series which devotes each season to the football program of a junior college where struggling students are trying to make it. The setting is ripe for inspiration, drama, and disappointment: all the […]
In this article, I continue my survey of concepts commonly associated with atheism by considering anti-theism. For the previous installment on atheism and secularism, click here. For the last fifteen years or so, the public face of atheism has been synonymous with the new atheism of people like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late […]
Dan Barker is a former fundamentalist preacher-turned-atheist, author of many books including Godless and God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In this informal from December 22 2020, we addressed the question “Is the Christian God Worthy of Worship?”
This article continues my survey of ideas commonly associated with atheism. The previous installment considered the relationship between atheism and freethought. In this article, we consider the relationship between atheism and secularism. There is no doubt that atheism is often closely associated with secularism such that self-identified atheists are often committed to the furtherance of […]
I will be debating Dan Barker right before Christmas on the topic “Is the Christian God Worthy of Worship?” Barker’s recent book God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction will undoubtedly be a big part of the discussion.
In this video, I critique Greg Koukl’s reading of Romans 1 in which he impugns atheists, agnostics, those of “false religion” and anyone else who doesn’t accept Koukl’s understanding of the existence and nature of God with maximal conviction.
This article continues my survey of how atheism relates to other (commonly associated) concepts. Previously, I addressed skepticism and materialism. In this installment, we take on scientism. Over the years, the great naturalist E.O. Wilson has appeared to court deism. But deism is merely a footnote in his book Consilience. The beating heartbeat of that […]