All Blog Posts Tagged 'apologetics' (15)

Review: The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Taunton

I had read a lot of vitriol from the secular community regarding this book and made a point of re-reading Hitch-22 since Taunton referenced it in his opening description of Christopher Hitchens. So armed I was looking forward to reading it to see if all the ruckus was justified. As it turns out, the book is rather anti-climactic. There is nothing in the book that would lead one to think there was any deathbed conversion. I have respect for Taunton insofar as any discussions of conversion he…


Added by Richard Lawrence on February 7, 2018 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 3

This is part 3 of my debate with YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…


Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 2

Here is part 2 of my debate was YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…


Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 1

I'm currently having a debate with a presuppositional apologist on YouTube, and as far as I can tell I am destroying him. I've been saving screenshots of each exchange in the debate to make sure I have a permanent record of it, as well as to put it into a blog post so that others can see it and perhaps gain a better understanding on how to deal with these people. For some reason Atheist Nexus saw fit to put a size limit on blog posts, so I'll have to do this in multiple posts. Here is part…


Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

An absolutely brilliant refutation of presuppositional apologetics

A little while ago I stumbled across this series on YouTube, and it is without a doubt the most brilliant refutation of presuppositional apologetics, specifically Sye Ten Bruggencates', I have ever seen on the internet. I suspect that even Sye would be left looking like a complete idiot if responded too in this way, because it not only debunks every sentence that he says, but actually makes all his arguments work against him rather than for him. Everyone should definitely check this out, and…


Added by Fanghur1123 on July 18, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

The Bankruptcy of the Free Will Defense


In the philosophical competition of worldviews many Christians use the "free will defense" as a way to excuse their god's apparent moral negligence in this world. Supposedly the value of free will is greater than whatever evils may result from establishing moral beings who have this opportunity to do both good and evil and suffer or profit as a result of it. I've taken the liberty of assembling all of my analysis of this popular move of theirs. Enjoy.…


Added by Ben on December 21, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

Slam Dunking God

The naturalist understanding of morality asserts that we have evolved empathy as an impetus to cooperation. Combined with personal experience, empathy leads most of us to a "Golden Rule" sense of morality. From experience, I know what hurts me: with empathy, I know the same things likely hurt you too. Experience and empathy is all we need to decide most moral matters. "Do unto…


Added by Atheist Exile on April 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

A Short Reply for an "Objective Basis for Ethics"

On Friday March 4, there was an article on a right-wing Christian site:

Atheists Targeting Nation With Godless Media Blitz




Added by John B Hodges on March 13, 2011 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

The Know-it-all Atheist


Every so often, someone will tell me that atheists are impossible to debate, because they think they know it all.  Someone will tell me that I am dismissing their claims before I have even heard them.  They accuse me of shutting out the “evidence” they have to “prove” god’s existence.  They say I am doing what I accuse them of doing:  sticking fingers in the ears and screaming, “La-La-la! Can’t hear you!”

Well, they may have a point.  I…


Added by Andrew Garber on February 15, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

A refutation of one theist argument

Sometimes one will hear theists claim that religion is necessary because it buttresses morality or produces more moral people. When they do so, they implicitly concede several points.

The first implicit conception is that theists and non-theists both find morality (however defined) worthy of protection. After all, why ask non-theists to protect morality if they have no morality? This grossly undercuts the favorite ad hominem claim of our intellectual opponents, namely, that…

Added by TB Godfrey on September 3, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Rerun of Episode 51: Bad Bible Part 2

This week, I'm feeling pretty poorly, sorta shut down. I've been listening to and enjoying some of my older podcasts, so I thought I'd share an old one with you guys, one from 3 years ago. I hope you like it.

Episode 51: Bad Bible… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 15, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

My aunt's crusade

I have been very open about being an atheist on Facebook and Twitter. I'm rather open about it in real life too, except to my parents. My dad's family is fairly religious and my aunt, who has seen all of my posts on atheism, has taken it upon herself to bring me back to God.

For those who don't know, I was raised Christian and was very involved in the church, to the point of being a missionary in India for a short time. After returning from the mission, I began to question my faith… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on December 5, 2009 at 12:22pm — 4 Comments

Haven't Updated in Awhile

It's been awhile, so I thought I'd post a little something to let my AN friends know I'm still around. I also just took some sleeping meds, so this will be short and it may be somewhat incoherent. Fun!

I've been busy with school, mostly. I'm getting my nursing prereqs done right now and my workload is pretty intense. I'm taking two lab sciences, biology and chemistry, as well as a general psychology class that requires 15 hours of "service learning" (basically, community… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on October 13, 2009 at 12:32am — 2 Comments

Ancient Artifacts Subjected to Sacred Spin

[I first posted this lengthy review on my MySpace blog last year.]

I recently went to see an exhibition billed as "Ancient Treasures of the Holy Land" housed in the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park of Dallas. Fair Park has some fine museums, but the Embarcadero Building isn't one of them; it's just a general-purpose building with lots of space, usually given over to agricultural exhibits during the State Fair of Texas or various attractions during the North Texas IrishFest.… Continue

Added by Wordplayer on July 26, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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