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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 23 2011

Selfish morality

Over at the other blog, we’re up to Chapter 6 of William Lane Craig’s book On Guard. He’s trying to claim that we say some things are right and some things are wrong, and therefore God exists. What he actually ends up proving, however, is that he has a very conceited opinion about his own …

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Oct 22 2011

The complete schedule of Dawkins’ non-appearances

William Lane Craig is really hyping Richard Dawkins’ refusal to debate him on-stage in Oxford. But, as Dr. Dawkins himself points out, this is not just Craig’s, um, “victory.” In the interests of transparency, I should point out that it isn’t only Oxford that won’t see me on the night Craig proposes to debate me …

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Oct 22 2011

Godless govt. prevents Biblical justice

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the Dallas First Baptist Church, turns to the Bible for advice in how to deal with Harold Camping and his failed end-times prophecies. Jeffress confirmed with The Christian Post on Thursday that he is still condemning Camping. “The Bible says that if someone makes a prophecy that doesn’t come true …

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Oct 21 2011

How time flies…

What, it’s the end of the world already? I was so busy I didn’t even notice.  

Oct 20 2011

Leibniz’ proof of Alethian deity

Our friend from last Monday, the “brick through the window” guy, has taken me to task for getting Leibniz’ cosmological argument wrong (though he’s really blaming William Lane Craig, who made the argument I was critiquing). You (Craig?) misrepresent the Leibnizian cosmological argument. It should be summarized as follows (taken from Alexander Pruss’ chapter in …

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Oct 19 2011

God’s “simple” mind

The “brick through a window” guy from last Monday has got me thinking some more about William Lane Craig’s rendition of Leibniz’ cosmological argument. Here’s what Craig has to say about God.  As a pure mind without a body, God is a remarkably simple entity. A mind (or soul) is not a physical object composed …

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Oct 18 2011

Christianity as a hospital

[Originally published Nov. 24, 2007] Writing for michnews.com, Lee Duigon complains that Religion Reporters Don’t Understand Religion: What could be sillier than a shocked declaration by a paid professional “religion reporter” that Christian churches are full of… (gasp!)…sinners? I have a feeling that we’re about to find out.

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Oct 17 2011

Physics and Philosophy

Over at the other blog, my coverage of William Lane Craig’s cosmological arguments has attracted the attention of a commenter whose URL is biblicalscholarship.wordpress.com. He has at least one comment on each of my posts starting with the one I published three weeks ago, and part of his first comment is this: I see no …

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Oct 17 2011

Christians risk reprisals for gay marriage support

You so often see stories about Christians trying to rob gays of their human and civil rights that it’s remarkable and refreshing to see a story like this one. On Monday a group of United Methodists from New York and Connecticut will release a list of pastors who plan to perform weddings for homosexual couples …

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Oct 16 2011

Musical Gods

We’re playing Musical Gods over at Evangelical Realism. Stop by and watch Richard Dawkins try to pull the chair out from under William Lane Craig’s God.

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