Reading Time: 4 minutes At some point during our merry journey through secularism, we all encounter some benighted religious people who incredulously ask: “If you don’t believe in a god, where does your morality come from?” Religious people believe that the source of their morality is their god and that their religious belief is the exercise of that morality. […]
Language and morality—does either have objective grounding?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to playing with words, Christianity is audacious. Let’s also investigate the surprising similarities of change in language vs. change in morality.
Morality, the Euthyphro Dilemma & William Lane Craig
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the closing stages of writing my latest book, The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK] (please grab yourself a copy!), I had a few test readers. One was David Austin, down in Australia, who has provided a few guest articles for your delectation. Here is another one from David – thanks muchly to him […]
Quote of the Day: DC Kurtz on Moral Nihilism
Reading Time: 5 minutes On the recent thread on CS Lewis, DC Kurtz stated this: As an outspoken moral nihlist (I firmly believe that objective morality does not exist) I get recommended Lewis’s work a lot. And I was astonished at how poorly constructed his core arguments for moral reasoning are. They’re sophomoric thinly-veiled “gotcha” attempts that are designed […]
Responding to Breuer on Conceptual Nominalism
Reading Time: 8 minutes Luke Breuer kindly responded to my request and provided a critique of my position of conceptual nominalism recently. I hope to look at his claims and analyse them in my reply here today. I have a forthcoming book that sets out my position with a lot more depth and clarity (Why I am Atheist and […]
Election 2020: Fundagelicals’ Post-Truth Bizarro World
Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! This past week, I read some absolutely astonishing stories about fundagelicals, those wild and wackadoodle fusions of evangelicals with fundamentalists. For years now, they’ve occupied their own bubble of reality. Indeed, the Shitposter-in-Chief, Donald Trump, has been pandering his little heart out to them in the wake of his loss to […]
The Truth About Christianity
Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! As many people do now, I feel disquiet and dread when I check out what Christians are doing lately. And I’m not just talking about the obvious ones shooting protesters and screeching about their worship of Donald Trump. To me, the range of behavior we see in Christians reflects the cardinal […]
BSR 23: Moral Truths Are a Matter of Personal Opinion
Reading Time: 3 minutes Bite-Size Reply #23: the Christian says that the atheist must accept all moral claims as equally valid, has no grounding by which to accept some moral claims and reject others, and shouldn’t accept moral claims based on emotion. Let’s critique.
BSR 17: There Are No Objective Moral Truths
Reading Time: 4 minutes Bite-Size Reply #17: The Christian responds: this claim is self-defeating, objective moral truth claims are easy to come up with, and adding “for fun” to a moral prohibition can make it objectively true. No, no, and no.
Angels Betting on Zero in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #140, Ch. 21)
Reading Time: 11 minutes In this installment, angels openly shrug about the potential of humans going to hell, while doing nothing to prevent it for Jesus reasons. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the shocking immorality of evangelical heroes.