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 […]
This is the second article in my new series exploring the relationship between atheism and various other commonly associated ideas. In the first article, I explore the link between atheism and skepticism. In this article, we look at the relationship between atheism and materialism. What is the relationship between atheism and the philosophy of materialism? […]
There is a popular notion that doubt and skepticism are specially linked to atheism. But is that borne out by the evidence or is it just a bit of branding based on a limited selection of doubt? It is also very common to find atheism being linked to skepticism. There is a popular narrative that […]
Christians sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it goes on forever. Atheists sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it doesn’t go on forever. They’re both wrong.
I believe that Christians should be willing to have a conversation with their ‘inner atheist,’ that inner voice of questioning and doubt. But that goes both ways: atheists, too, should be ready to have a conversation with their inner Christian.
Over the years, I’ve written several articles on this unfortunate semantic innovation. Now here is my definitive video statement on why agnostics shouldn’t call themselves atheists.