Tag: Rationality and Reasoning

Atheists’ Lack of Listening: Is It Arrogance or Defensiveness?

It’s not just that they’re wrong. It’s that they’re so sure of themselves. I wonder if they think they’re so much smarter, they don’t even need to read what we write. It’s the arrogance, in other words. Or maybe something else, like defensiveness perhaps. It isn’t every atheist, certainly,...

Ricky Gervais Makes the Usual Atheist Mistakes

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...

Naturalistic Atheism Is An Extraordinarily Strange and Unlikely Worldview

The other day I listed 50 facts and features of reality that Christianity explains better than any other worldview I know of. Every worldview has a way of explaining these 50 things, but only Christianity does so without having to force-fit these facts into its philosophy. Other worldviews take one or more...

An Irrational Rant Against Ratio Christi

Jacob Hubers thinks Ratio Christi is a “horror.” Clearly he’s disturbed that it exists. I am no longer with Ratio Christi but I continue to support it, partly because Christians need to learn how to think about life and faith. Huber himself demonstrates the vacancy that exists in some...

The “If you walk away I win” Fallacy (The Incompetent Impasse)

(I wrote this in a comment yesterday, and I’ve decided to bring it out here for future reference.) “If You Walk Away I Win” — Even If His King Is In Checkmate There’s a situation in chess called an “impasse:” an ending in which a player who is not...

Get Ready for the “Day of Reason”

Thursday, May 7, is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. Atheists have an answer: the National Day of Reason. I’m reminded of the morning about three-and-a-half years ago when I was laying awake in bed, mulling over the coming “Reason Rally” scheduled for March 24, 2012...