""Your response is that critism of any science of the Bible is a waste of time."
I would agree with Dustin here. Claiming that supposed miracles violate the laws of nature is kind of silly, because by definition that's what a miracle…"
"This is not the reason that Jesus never rose from the dead. The reason that Jesus never rose from the dead is because the whole entire story is made up, none of it ever happened.
This is one problem that is common in scientific and…"
"Mine isn't technically about the Big Bang Theory, its about the Greek Atomic Theory and materialize view of an infinite and evolving universe as it related to Greek ideas on evolution.
"No one should give any credence to the whole "Hitler was an atheist" nonsense. This whole claim has been cooked up in order to try and equate Nazism with Communism (which defiantly was a movement dominated by atheists) and to try and…"
"It would certainly have been appropriate to call big "C" Communists atheists, but not the other way around. All Marxist Communists were atheists, but not all atheists were Communists, that's the issue."
"I'm not too impressed with Stenger. I actually heard him talk one time, nothing special, and really he didn't have a very good grasp of history at all.
Generally speaking, I think that most scientists arguments against "god" are…"
"I haven't run into the issue personally, but I definitely think that it has played a major role in shaping attitudes toward atheism in America.
You'd probably be interested in this article on my website. It's not strictly about this,…"
"FYI, opposition to abortion goes back to the beginnings of Christianity. As early as the 2nd century the early Christians were railing against the abortion practices of the Greeks and Romans. It was in fact a major component of the early movement,…"
"Well my point is that I've found it very effective to go them out of thinking about atheism in relation to their own beliefs.
Get them to consider a culture where their beliefs don't exist, and where the only options are belief in gods…"
I've had lots of debates with Christians over the years, and I've found that the best way to make a point about atheism is to take the issue out of the current culture and into a culture that never knew of Christianity or Judaism.When they say that being an atheist isn't reasonable, because of X Y or Z reason, simply use this argument:What about atheists among the Aztecs? Virtually every known culture has had atheists, we know this because the religious texts of every culture that has any texts…See More
"The whole discussion of "materialism" is just a huge confusion.
As David Mann points out, philosophical materialism is completely different from being "materialistic".
This may help shed some light on the…"
"Well but this is part of the point that folks like Dawkins, Sam Harris, and myself make. Yes, it is true that you can't disprove some generic undefined "god", but you can disprove any specific claims about gods, especially the…"