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Why Religion Can Be Criticized Not Only By The Religious

It is sometimes argued that only the religious could really comprehend religion and that, therefore, the irreligious ought to abstain from criticizing religion or religious beliefs. In other words, a peculiar worldview can only be fully understood from within and should thus be criticized only from within.

This argument can easily be refuted by a reductio ad absurdum. If it were true that peculiar worldviews could only be comprehended by those…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 24, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Why the Author of ‘Why there almost certainly is a God’ Is Definitely Mistaken

On Network Norwich and Norfolk there is an article by a certain Mr James Knight in which the author claims to show that ‘there almost certainly is a God’.[1] As becomes evident soon, however, Mr Knight is definitely mistaken. I shall have to make only a few remarks so as to show you why.

First, point (7) of Mr Knight’s article demonstrates his misconception of mathematics. Mathematics is not something found in nature. Instead, it is a tool invented by…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Pascals Wager

Main article: http://www.teenageatheist.com/2010/06/pascals-wager.html



I keep seeing Christians throwing Pascals Wager around, as if it actually holds water. For those of you unfamiliar with the proposition, here it is:



"If you believe in God and there is indeed a God, you have everything (heaven and immortality)…

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Added by Raithie on June 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

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