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What Is the Arizona Atheist After? (True Reason Criticisms)

What Is the Arizona Atheist After? (True Reason Criticisms)

I’m having trouble figuring out what the Arizona Atheist is after in his critique of my Chapter 14 in True Reason: Responding to the Irrationality of the New Atheism. (You can read a version of that chapter here.) He might be trying to show that my explanation was ad hoc. He mentioned something to that effect early on, but if that was his purpose, he didn’t carry it through. He proceeded to write as if trying to show that my…

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The Arizona Atheist Critiques “True Reason” — My Reply

The Arizona Atheist Critiques “True Reason” — My Reply

Some time ago the Arizona Atheist critiqued my comments on Richard Dawkins in Chapter 1 of True Reason. I answered him, then he responded in turn, and now it’s my turn again. The point specifically in question is what I had to say about Richard Dawkins’ book The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design. There is much in AA’s most recent response that puzzles me. For example, he says, In your chapter, you are…

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True Reason Up For Discussion at The Friendly Atheist

True Reason Up For Discussion at The Friendly Atheist

Our newly released second edition of True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism is under discussion at The Friendly Atheist. It started with Hemant Mehta’s graciously posting an excerpt from the book several days ago, with some gracious(?) comments following. The agreement was that I would write a response for him to post, which came online today—with more gracious(?) discussion to follow. Check it out!

An Atheist’s Reading of True Reason

An Atheist’s Reading of True Reason

Mike D, the “A-Unicornist,” is reading True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism. I say, more power to him. We could all stand to spend time reading authors we disagree with. He’s taking it a chapter at a time and giving it a respectful reading, which I also appreciate. His first evaluative comment came in response to my introductory chapter to the book. I had spoken my disappointment over Richard Dawkins’s attempt in The Blind Watchmaker: Why the…

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Personal, Not Protest Group

Personal, Not Protest Group

In case you see news to the contrary, the “True Reason” group with which I am connected did not show up with signs and did no street preaching. This, for example, was not our group.  I had no interactions with them myself. Without judging them in their motives or intentions, we thought it much more appropriate on many levels to make our interactions person to person; human to human, matching reasons with reasons, evidences with evidences, and thoughts with thoughts.

On the Radio This Weekend

On the Radio This Weekend

Tomorrow morning, March 24, at 10 am I’m scheduled for a conversation with Frank Turek on Cross-Examined Radio. See the link there to listen online. Then this Sunday on Stand To Reason radio nationwide… …well, I’ll let them explain it: Greg Koukl is live on the air Sunday 2-5 p.m. PT with three hours of clear-thinking Christianity. Commentary and open calls – and Tom Gilson will be Greg’s guest to talk about his trip to The Reason Rally in Washington,…

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Reason Rally Organizer To Reasoning Christians: We Want No Dialogue

Reason Rally Organizer To Reasoning Christians: We Want No Dialogue

On March 12 I wrote an email to David Silverman, president of American Atheists. It was a message from the leader of one organization to another, on behalf of both our organizations. I introduced myself as a leader of the True Reason initiative, which I described to him as “bringing Christians to the Reason Rally for respectful dialogue with atheists there.” I also mentioned that I was involved in producing the True Reason ebook. I proposed that we co-sponsor a…

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