Frank Turek claims that atheists “steal from God.” In this video, I explain how Turek’s argument is based on a strawman of atheistic and a very uncharitable metaphorical framing of atheism conceptual reflection in terms of criminal theft. ?
In this video, I explain how a recent tweet from Frank Turek unfairly stigmatizes people who deconvert from Christianity as being motivated by a desire to justify a particular type of ‘sexual behavior’. ?
Last year I was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show The Firing Line with Michael Brown to talk about my then new book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? It was a very enjoyable interview and surprisingly Brown didn’t really push back on my thesis despite the fact that he is a Christian conservative. Nor was Brown the only […]
Here is a link to another review of Is the Atheist My Neighbor? by an atheist, in this case The A-Unicornist. As with the previous review by Ed Buckner, this one is also very positive.
Here is my 2016 FaithLife Lecture on the Atheist as Neighbor delivered at Concordia University in Edmonton, Canada. I previously posted the paper which is titled “The Atheist and the Antitheist: A Critical Analysis of the Rebellion Thesis.” But for those who prefer watching to reading (plus there is some Q&A following)…
Jeff Lowder just sent me a link to an article titled “Evidence for the Romans 1 Suppression Thesis” from a blog called Investigative Apologetics. As you might have guessed, what the “Investigative Apologist” refers to as the “Suppression Thesis” is what I refer to as the “Rebellion Thesis.” In short, it is the idea that atheists […]
Faithful listeners to my podcast will be familiar with Professor Paul Beach as one of two guests on Podcast episode 84. Is belief in God rational? A Christian and atheist in debate. On that podcast Paul provides a spirited defense of atheism and the irrationality, as he sees it, of theism. Today Paul posted a comment in reply […]
Philosopher Stephen Graham just posted an article titled “Are There Any Honest Atheists?” which engages with my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Graham and I are of one mind on this topic, so I don’t have any points of critique to raise. However, I do want to highlight two points that Graham makes. The implausibility […]
This is a PDF (without footnotes) of the paper I delivered as the 2016 FaithLife Lecture at Concordia University in Edmonton on January 26th. The paper is titled “The Atheist and the Antitheist: A Critical Analysis of the Rebellion Thesis.” While the paper shares common ground with my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor?, it offers […]
It’s been awhile since I talked about my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? That’s the same book that received this stellar endorsement from J.L. Schellenberg who is perhaps the leading atheist philosopher of religion in the world today. Schellenberg wrote: “There are some whose way of following the first of the great commandments has, […]
Edward Feser has continued his critical exchange with Greg Koukl in “Repressed knowledge of God? Part II.” Feser and I agree on the key point that “not all atheism stems from intellectual dishonesty.” Koukl, by contrast, insists that atheists are actively, willfully suppressing their innate disposition to believe in God in analogy with a person […]
Greg Koukl has offered a response to Edward Feser’s critique of his 2 minute video on the Rebellion Thesis. You can read “Koukl Responds” here. In turn, I posted a comment in response to Koukl’s essay which I have reposted below. * * * It is difficult to know where to begin with Koukl’s comments. So let […]
The other day blogger Wintery Knight wrote an article in support of R.C. Sproul’s book If there’s a God, why are there atheists? According to Sproul, atheism is (always) the product of sinful rebellion. In short, atheists refuse to submit to the revelation that God has provided to them. Sproul is among the foremost defenders of the “Rebellion Thesis” […]