Atheists who claim to have disproved God, or knowledge of God, can’t seem to do so without “knowing” something about God in the first place.
My friend Eric Chabot, Ratio Christi director at Ohio State University, emailed me this question about How Would Jesus Blog? It’s a good one, so I obtained permission from him to post it along with my answer. Eric’s Question: Shouldn’t We Answer Our Critics? So what are your thoughts on this: In his book Introducing […]
The other day John Loftus wrote on Facebook, “Faith is an irrational leap over the probabilities based on at least one cognitive bias and buttressed by at least one logical fallacy.” I don’t respond to John very often anymore, but something about the context of this post piqued my interest; or rather, it was the […]
Spencer Hawkins’s “Contra Christian Apologetics” sets an admirably rational tone but errs anyway through unawareness of the whole conversation.
Ricky Gervais is a British comedian who some consider more influential among atheists than the famed Richard Dawkins. I guess that means the time had to come when I would respond to him here. He had a short conversation with Stephen Colbert recently about God. He probably thought he scored some points on Colbert, a […]
[Update 2/6/17: This is proving to be a learning project for me. Good questions have come up in comments here and on Facebook. So at this stage I’m not seeing my original post here as a complete and satisfactory answer, but as a discussion starter instead. Some important answers may be found in the comments. […]
Is faith a failed way of knowing? I keep hearing from atheists and skeptics that “faith is a failed epistemology.” What they mean is that if religion is something we know by faith, then we don’t know it at all, because there are too many ways to go wrong in knowing “by faith.” Now, if […]
Book Review The Problem of Animal Suffering In a chapter of his own in his edited book The Christian Delusion, John Loftus says there is no possible justification for God to have allowed all the enormous suffering that animals in our world have experienced. It’s a question on which I have done no study at all, so I found […]
Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Part Two Bias To the Max Jason Long survey’s persuasion theory in chapter 3 of John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Similar critiques apply to what I wrote about the rest of the book’s part one. But there’s one thing in particular that bears analysis. It’s the […]