In this video, I survey five rhetorical categories of comparison that village atheists/new atheists make with belief in God. And I explain why each one of them is little more than an ignorant attempt to poison the well.
Flying Spaghetti Monster
The other day my daughter reported that three boys in her junior high class came to school wearing colanders on their head and smugly declaring themselves devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I’ve been following Bobby Henderson’s satirical new religion for the better part of the last decade (it was launched in 2005) and I’ve […]
Next week I’ll be delivering a series of four lectures at Oklahoma Baptist University with the following titles: (1) “What is the Flying Spaghetti Monster and why should I care?” (2) “God, Meaning, and Life on this Pale Blue Dot” (3) “Christian Faith in the Graveyard of Dead Gods” (4) “God, Faith, and the Myth of […]
On the evening of November 1 I was pleased once again to share an evening with the motley crew at the Society of Edmonton Atheists. My topic for the evening was “What hath God to do with the flying spaghetti monster?” I spent the first section of the talk summarizing a range of entities that […]
I have been invited back to speak at the Society of Edmonton Atheists next week. This is a really good group of people and I had a very enjoyable time when I addressed them previously in June. (You can read about my previous experiences here.) So be sure you come on out of you are in the area. The invitation […]
We live in a day when “Transformers 3” cleans up at the cineplex while Malik’s “The Tree of Life” languishes at the decrepit Bijou Theatre. So I probably shouldn’t be surprised that many atheists have degereated to the point of defending their beliefs by saying “I don’t believe in leprechauns or unicorns either. Haw haw!” […]