Why Won’t I Answer James Lindsay’s Questions?

James Lindsay is asking, “Why won’t Tom Gilson answer my question?” Why Won’t I Answer? What a Strange Question! Expressed Willingness To Discuss in Due Time First of all, unlike you (see below) I responded very directly to several of your points. I did not respond to every one of them, to be sure, but […]

Why Did A&E Suspend Phil Robertson?

I wrote the following last night, and then decided it was too speculative to publish. I had opinions in it that I couldn’t  stand by with confidence. More information came in this morning, however, that leads me to put this before you anyway. Why did A&E TV suspend Phil Robertson? What purpose did it serve […]

On Phil Robertson’s Suspension: So It Begins

My initial response to Phil Robertson’s suspension by A&E is best expressed by Theoden, at the beginning of the battle of Helm’s Deep, in The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings Trilogy. They, too, were fighting to defend their families against powerful aggressors. The “it” that I sense beginning (accelerating, actually) now is not some […]

“Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks”

They said the gay rights movement wouldn’t harm those who didn’t go along with it. A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ. [From ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks] Related: “So It Begins: On Phil Robertson’s […]

The Absurdity Of “Faith” as Pretending To Know

James A. Lindsay, atheistic mathematician and physicist, decided to take Peter Boghossian’s advice to heart and put the absurdity of”faith” on display—faith as he understands it, that is. He has edited the 1566 Roman Catholic Catechism of Trent, according to this plan: After reading Peter Boghossian’s thought-provoking book, A Manual for Creating Atheists, I thought […]