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Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 18 2009

TAG, you’re not it

As I’ve been away from the blog for way too long, I thought it’d be a prime opportunity to get back in the swing of things with my tuppence on the last AE TV show, and the whole dustup with CARM’s Matt Slick over his use of TAG, the Transcendental Argument for God. I’m going …

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Feb 16 2009

The Slick Transcendental Argument

On the February 15th episode of the Atheist Experience, we got a call from a “Matt Slick” from the Christian Apologetics Research Ministry. Unfortunately, Matt Dillahunty had been arranging this call [edit: No he hadn't, please see comments. -Kazim] and Mr. Slick happened to call in when our Matt was not on the air. Matt …

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Feb 16 2009

Kazim to Chuck Colson: Prison Ministry statistics revisited

References: Kazim’s review of The Faith Chuck Colson’s post #1 Chuck Colson’s post #2 Chuck Colson’s post #3 Kazim’s compiled responses (including this post) Now that I’ve discussed the central issue, I’d like to return to the information about your prison ministry that you discussed in your first letter. In my first message to you I …

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Feb 16 2009

Open thread on AE 2/15

Since there was no post before yesterday’s show, or any post in the last several days, I’m submitting this. If you want to discuss the show with me and Don yesterday, including the final conversation with carm.org apologist Matt Slick, then have at it. Note that comment moderation is on, so it might take a …

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Feb 09 2009

Kazim to Chuck Colson: Faith and certainty

References: Kazim’s review of The Faith Chuck Colson’s post #1 Chuck Colson’s post #2 Chuck Colson’s post #3 Kazim’s compiled responses (including this post) Hello again Chuck, Thanks again for taking the time to compose thoughtful replies to my discussion of your book. This time I’ll have to echo your apology for taking so long …

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Feb 09 2009

The long awaited reply to Chuck Colson (but not quite)

Okay, okay, okay. Those of you who have been hanging around for a while will remember that I reviewed a free copy of Chuck Colson‘s The Faith many months ago; he took a couple of months to reply, and then he wrote three separate but very long posts over the next few weeks.  And you’ll also …

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Feb 06 2009

So who is making money during the economic crisis?

Sleazy “psychics” with their usual exploit-the-scared-and-insecure routine. But you know, you’re likely to be astonished — simply slack-jawed in astonishment — over the powerful predictions that come from “psychic” Roxanne Usleman. Prepare to have your skepticism swept into the sea: The housing crisis will deepen, the country could fall into a depression and laid-off workers …

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Feb 06 2009

You weren’t wondering, but…

Where has Rhology been trolling since we showed him the door? Well, he’s currently being tiresome over at poor Abbie Smith’s blog. The usual obfuscation, idiotic premises (“The consistent naturalist can’t prove that he is not a brain in a vat.”), goalpost shifting, hand-waving and tautologies (“Or perhaps you could prove that evidence is the …

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Feb 06 2009

Case study: William Lane Craig vs. Bart Ehrman

In my ongoing discussion about the need for experienced debaters in the atheist camp, a theist named MrFreeThinker linked to a debate between William Lane Craig and Bart Ehrman, in which he asserts that Bart Ehrman was “pwned.” In particular, MFT says: Bart Ehrman made some mathematically poor claims where he equivocated between intrinsic probability …

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Feb 06 2009

Yet another loaded debate topic

Via a comment from reader Curtis Cameron: Next week (on Darwin Day), Dan Barker will debate Kyle Butt on the specific question of the existence of the God of the Bible. And from the linked web site: Barker will affirm, “I know the God of the Bible does not exist”… Okay, seriously, this is getting …

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