Last week, I hosted Counter Apologist on my YouTube channel. This week, he returned the favor and we had a wide-ranging discussion about rationality, dialogue, and other matters. ?
Biblical Violence and Epistemology: A Conversation with Counter Apologist
In this video, I have a conversation with atheist blogger Counter Apologist over biblical violence and epistemology in conversation with my book “Jesus Loves Canaanites.” ?
Resurrection and History: A Conversation with Counter-Apologist
Exercises in Missing the Point: A Response to Counter Apologist’s Scorched Earth Review
I recently preached a sermon on faith and evidence and while it received a warm reception in the comments section of my blog, apparently the feelings were not universal: an absolutely scathing review was posted just today by the generally amiable Counter Apologist (henceforth CA). How scathing? Consider his opening (f-bomb and all). CA says of my sermon: “It […]
Even if theism may be rationally justified, can the same be said of a specific religion?
A couple days ago Counter Apologist published a glowing review of An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. Counter Apologist writes: In the last debate book review I did, I asked “So who won?” which is the kind of inevitable question you get with these kinds of books. I’m sure some theists will read […]
Thomas Nagel vs. the Atheistic Fundamentalists
In my article “Can you be indoctrinated into atheism?” I distinguished between atheism simpliciter — that is, mere disbelief in God’s existence — and a robust, full-orbed atheism that seeks to articulate a comprehensive atheistic worldview. I observed: The leaders of intellectual atheism from W.V.O. Quine down to Thomas Nagel have always been committed to […]
Randal talks with the Counter Apologist
Yesterday I had a talk with Counter Apologist which ranged over several topics early on but quickly focused on the topic of metaethics. CA blogs about it here. And you can watch it below. (But be warned: due to technical difficulties the entire video consists of my ugly mug.)
Counter Apologist reviews “God or Godless” … and Randal responds
You can read the review here. Counter Apologist provides a balanced review and has great things to say about both Loftus and me and the book itself. However, as you can guess, CA was more critical of me. Indeed, he states this rather baldly as follows: “That all said, I’m an atheist, of course I think […]
Why they don’t believe: Counter Apologist
This is the second installment in the series “Why they don’t believe” in which atheists, agnostics and other assorted skeptics are invited to explain why the reject Christianity and/or theism. Today we have Counter Apologist who blogs at http://counterapologist.blogspot.ca/ * * * I was raised a fundamentalist Christian, went to evangelical private schools, was taught […]