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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 11 2011

This week on Evangelical Realism: Dr. Craig against himself

In this week’s installment of William Lane Craig’s book On Guard, he wraps up Chapter 3 by inadvertently exposing the fatal flaw in Leibniz’s Cosmological Argument. If you’re going to argue that some things exist “by a necessity of their own nature,” you need to make sure they really exist first. If that explanation can’t …

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Sep 10 2011

Golden Oldie: If it goose-steps like a duck…

[Here's another encore, this one from May of 2008] Over at Discovery Institute’s “Evolution News and Views,” Senior Propagandist Jonathan West criticizes Dawkins for—are you sitting down?—comparing a rabbi’s speaking style to Hitler’s. Now, after denouncing Expelled as “wicked, evil” and an “outrage” for pointing out that Darwinism was one of the intellectual influences on …

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Sep 09 2011

How God really works

[I have to be out of town today and tomorrow, so I thought I'd cheat and replay some old Evangelical Realism posts. This one, from August 2007, is my all-time greatest hit (according to my stats log, that is).] A blogger at passionateamerica.com has a bit of Monday Morning “humor” that (perhaps without meaning to) …

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Sep 08 2011

Gospel Disproof #2: The Empty Tomb

Some of the best Gospel disproofs are right out in plain sight. Take the Empty Tomb for instance. Everybody’s heard of it. It’s the centerpiece of the Easter story. It’s the core of the Christian apologetic for Jesus actually rising from the dead. Nobody ever stops to think how very very odd it is that …

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Sep 07 2011

The Amazing vanishing post

I got a really intriguing snippet in my Google Alerts mail today. Why Christians Don’t Want Government Defining Marriage Crosswalk.com (blog) It’s not uncommon for Christian pundits to agree with certain candidates who are conservative in a number of areas but castigate them profusely when those same candidates don’t support a government ban on homosexual …

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Sep 06 2011

Angry Atheism and Community Building | Greta Christina’s Blog

Greta Christina has an excellent idea. I think you can be an angry atheist — fiery, furious, enraged about religion both in its theory and its practice — and have your response to that anger be to organize the atheist bowling team. The atheist picnic. The atheist sewing circle. The atheist potluck supper. The atheist …

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Sep 06 2011

Incoming spam

Well, I see the spammers have found us—I just got a whole lot of praise from “Tad Olives”. Is that supposed to be a person or part of a carry-out order for pizza?  

Sep 06 2011

“Nation” vs “government”

I see Vox Day is up to his usual form. Writing for WorldNetDaily, he tries to dilute the impact of the Treaty of Tripoli by a bit of heavy-handed framing. [T]he argument that America was never a Christian nation relies upon a common atheist trick, in this case, the substitution of the word “nation” for …

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Sep 06 2011

Support your local Republican

Never thought I’d say it, but a report in the New York Daily News may force me to support a few Republican politicians. ALBANY – An anti-gay marriage group is launching a billboard attack against Republican senators who voted in favor of same-sex unions. The National Organization for Marriage plans to place billboards in the …

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Sep 05 2011

Bigotry backfires on Christian consultant

The Christian Post reports that anti-gay author Dr. Frank Turek is finding it just a little bit harder to sell his team-building consultancy services after publishing a book promoting discrimination against many of the employees and customers of his prospective clients. Just months after being fired from Cisco Systems in California over an anti-gay marriage …

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