Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments
I pose this question, since I have watched many of William Lane Craig's great academy award winning performances. I have heard many atheist say that he has won most of the debates against atheist, but I have always come to the conclusion that he has not provided anything with substance. He uses the same old arguments that are known not to be very strong. Therefore from my point of view he lost. I think a person wins a debate if their claims are true, if they provide evidence, and if the…Continue
“You lack a grasp of logic and don’t even understand what you yourself are saying, Harley.
You’re claiming not having proof of something somehow positively supports what you…
Added by Kevin Leroux on December 19, 2011 at 6:36am — No Comments
Can god create a rock that is too big/heavy for god to pick up? Many first year philosophy students have encountered this question. It provides a great basis for which to deny the omnipotence of god. It also drives theists who persist in traditional Christian models of god absolutely ape shit.
First of all omnipotence:
The word is derived from Latin, Omni (all) Potens (power). To be omnipotent, then is to be all powerful. In the case of the Christian god…Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on September 9, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him. The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief. You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa. By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.
But why have faith in this particular God? If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus? To have faith is to deny logic. What alternative is there to logic? How do we think? Mindlessness is the absence…
I thought it only appropriate for my first TA blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.Continue
Applied logic is a form of art, akin to the art of war or the art of medicine and unrelated to the fine arts. Specifically, it is the art of persuasion - how to convince others to believe your arguments on face value. Humans talk like they think, and usually write like they talk. How a conversation with this person would be can therefore be interpreted from forum activity, and it's quite easy to understand a substantial part of the psychology of others from online behavior.
I hear this now and again from religious people, especially Christians. It was going around on Twitter today. Apparently a few people found it pretty profound. It's superficial and designed to sound clever, esoterical and wise. It's also, indirectly an argument from authority. God exists and that's that. Of course it's has no logic and is pure nonsense. It might better be inverted to say Atheists wouldn't need to exist if there was a God.
I sometimes wonder if…Continue
I put this on my blogspot page awhile ago, but forgot to post it here.
Here in America, lots of religious people like to promote their religious beliefs. Personally, I'm fine with this, seeing as I am not very shy about my atheism. However, just because I respect their right to promote their beliefs, it does not mean that I should necessarily respect the beliefs themselves. Religious people love to show that…Continue
There are a number of different topics I have been thinking about as of late. I've been moderately involved with the two "alternative" religious related student groups on my campus over the last couple of years: Atheists and Pagans.
The Atheist club includes free-thinkers and does not limit itself to classifications of who might be a "true" atheist and how they display that to the public. The Pagan club is an alliance of "alternative" religions, though there is a focus on…Continue
So I posted this on Tumblr and it's received a few notes in the past few days:
The response that caused me to retort was the view "back the fuck off, I'll believe what I want" meaning the message in the picture has either been completely ignored or went totally over their head.
HAHAHAHAA wow. I “must” - huh?
My boyfriend the philosopher always suggests that science is just a series of theories. For example, we don’t know…
My boyfriend and I got into a little discussion about the iPad. I find the commercials ridiculous, using such words like, "magical." They're presumptuous and arrogant.
He asked me, "How do you know it's not magic? Do you know how it works?"
I said, "No. Of course not. But that doesn't mean it's magic. There is a perfectly good explanation of how touch screens work. Just because I don't know how it works doesn't mean it's magic."
He went on to…Continue
On a car forum I moderate on, a religion thread was started. It wasn't long before the zealots came out to praise one another and then the resident Atheists chimed in. There was one theist in particular that was heading up their side of the discussion and is the main party I replied to and debated in the thread. There were a few moments that make you go 'huh?', like when someone claimed that Christians were the minority. That was quickly dispatched with a brief providing of actual…Continue
Delirium is a common and severe neuropsychiatric syndrome with core features of acute onset and fluctuating course and attentional deficits. It also often involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal (hyperactive, hypoactive, or mixed), perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and psychotic features including hallucinations and delusions. - Wikipedia…Continue