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Posted inPsychology, Religion

Totally Disingenuous: William Lane Craig Woefully Mischaracterises Me in His Podcast

Reading Time: 12 minutes I have just been made aware of a podcast in which William Lane Craig takes a couple of my short articles to task. The ones in question are: The Resurrection, Fideism and Circularity Supernaturalism (and Motivated Reasoning) He absolutely hammers me. Well, he thinks he does. Because what really happens is they (him and his […]

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The Free Will Defence: A Critique

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is a short critique of the Free Will Defence as utilised by many theists to explain the existence of evil (the Problem of Evil). It is from Benjamin Watkins from Real Atheology – thanks for allowing me to post it here: The logical problem of evil argues that the existence of evil in the world […]

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What is “True Christianity”?

Reading Time: 8 minutes How does one go about arguing that their version of Christianity is the “True Christianity”™? This is an epistemological and exegetical problem. I have discussed this previously with regard to Islam and its differences to Christianity in ‘“True Islam” and violent extremism – redux’ and “Islam vs Christianity: the core differences”, the latter which I will […]

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Pearced Off! #11 – How the Westboro Baptist Church Is More Logically Coherent than Liberal Christians

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Actuality, Abortion and the SCOTUS

Reading Time: 19 minutes Here is a guest piece from author Gunther Laird, who recently wrote The Unnecessary Science: A Critical Analysis of Natural Law Theory (UK), which I edited and consulted on. Please grab a copy! This piece is particularly pertinent given what is going on in the Supreme Court right now.  Actuality and Abortion Gunther Laird As readers of A […]

Posted inPsychology

Motivated Reasoning and the Resurrection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Luke Breuer reminded me of the old canard of motivated reasoning today (on Bert’s piece on freethought), and it’s a thing that is utterly foundational to beliefs and worldviews. At the end of the day, we are thoroughly psychological creatures. As you may know, I am writing a book on the Resurrection. I was thinking […]

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Where Did We Come From?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s another short one from Dana Horton. In this one, there are potential arguments to be had over epiphenomenalism and whether mind can properly causally interact with matter or whether it is a byproduct of mechanistic, material processes: Where Did We Come From? (4 minute read; lifetime to contemplate) This week let’s take up speculations […]

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