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Norway terrorist not a “True Christian”

July 26, 2011


I knew this was coming.  It was just a matter of time before Christians kooks would inflict upon us their old dictum that egregious acts can’t be committed by Christians, because “True Christians” would never commit such atrocities.  Here’s an excerpt from the Christian Post wherein Larry Keffer, from the Biblical Research Center, is spouting […]

Shelly Kagan demolishes William Lane Craig

June 26, 2011


I recently posted a debate between William Lane Craig and Bart Ehrman arguing contesting the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection.  Ehrman clearly came out on top, arguing that since an historian can only piece together the most probable account of the past, and that miracles are by definition the least probable thing that can happen, then […]

Bart Ehrman demolishes William Lane Craig

June 8, 2011


This is a slightly older debate from 2008 that has somehow evaded me for the last few years.  Bart Ehrman completely routs William Lane Craig in this debate.  I’m not sure what other outcome you would expect, however, given that Ehrman is a biblical historian and Craig a liar for Jesus, debating the historicity of […]

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss morality and science

May 6, 2011


As some of you may know, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins appeared on stage together in Oxford to discuss science and morality.  These men are my two favorite atheists in the world, and intellectual heroes.  Both of them on the same stage is pretty amazing, and I wanted to share the video with all of […]

My contribution to the RatSkep forum science essay contest!

April 2, 2011


So, I have recently entered in the a science writing competition over at the Rational Skepticism forum.  The deadline was extended considerably to encourage more entries, but alas, the deadline has come and gone and I was the only person to submit a completed essay.  There are others who are still in the middle of […]

New Debate: Is there an afterlife?

February 27, 2011


This is one of the better debates I have seen in a good while.  Sam Harris is as sharp as ever with his replies and adept ability to strip any argument down to its frail foundation.  Sam was good, but he was outshined this time by Christopher Hitchens who, in his dwindling health, hit home […]

I’m not alone; Theism is denounced as a philosophical position.

January 6, 2011


A few weeks ago I blogged about my befuddlement that theology is considered a form of philosophy.  I have since shared the idea on some internet forums, such as RationalSkepticism, and the general consensus is, much to my delight, overall support for the idea to exclude theology from philosophy.  During some discussions, I’ve become aware […]