Tom Gilson


Which Christianity Am I Defending?

Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith Skeptics like to point at all the different versions ...

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Rationality Undermines Religion? Yes, Maybe, and No

“Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief.” So says recent research coming out of the University of British Columbia, reported ...

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Dawkins: Not Always Wrong About Religion

Robert Wright complains in The Atlantic about Dawkins’s unreasonableness. Strangely, where Wright finds him most unreasonable I find ...

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Ridiculous Atheistic Posturing

I’ve just spent weeks immersed in Sam Harris’s rants against “religion” and against “faith,” as I’ve been preparing ...

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“Deepest Feelings” or Right and Wrong?

I didn’t catch this exactly enough to quote it all, but it went something like this. Mark Halperin ...

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Ready, Set, Re-Engineer Our Children!

The old school house isn’t what it used to be—especially if your child’s principal is a member of the National ...

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“Private Beliefs”—It’s All In How You Pose the Question

SteveK tipped us to an article that includes: Improbably, gay marriage and religion loom as issues in the ...

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Do Atheists’ Actions Have Any Connection To Their Beliefs?

Richard Dawkins recently said in a FOX news interview, What I do think is that there is some ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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