Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s been a few months since my radio debate with Randal Rauser on the subject of the reliability of the nativity accounts in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. You can listen to the debate by following the link from here. If you have not listened to it, please let me know what you think.
The Outsider Test For Faith
Reading Time: 2 minutes So John Loftus, of Debunking Christianity, and who wrote what is still the finest book deconstructing the Christian position (Why I Became An Atheist whose second edition is now out) has a few books due out soon. I am excited about both, but particularly The Outsider Test For Faith (OTF), based on an argument which he has made his own. The OTF can be summed up as: The only way to rationally test one’s culturally adopted religious faith is from the perspective of an outsider, with the same level of reasonable skepticism believers already use when examining the other religious faiths they reject.
The Nativity – a talk, and a debate with apologist Randal Rauser
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Thursday night I gave another talk on the Nativity to the Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub. The talk was a great success. I was able to establish the case in some good detail as I set out in my last book The Nativity: A Critical Examination. There was a good turnout for the relaunching of PSITP and it was a nice touch that I gave the lats talk to PSITP 1.0 and the first to PSITP 2.0! However, there was a Winchester Skeptics in the Pub event on the same night which was a shame and attracted away a few key members.
My first talk on the Nativity, yesterday, went well
Reading Time: < 1 minute So I gave my first public talk on my book The Nativity: A Critical Examination yesterday. It was a bit of a warm up for my next to, being to a group of students at a small conference (very small!) of humanist / atheists representatives from local universities (they were doing workshops on how to […]