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Tag Archive: counter-apologetics

Jun 06 2014

On Sye Ten Bruggencate’s response to Islam and the Outsider Test

Twice during the debate between Matt and Sye, audience members asked Sye a good question that is reminiscent of John Loftus’s “outsider test.” The first questioner comes up at 1:18:30 in the video and asks if Sye agrees with “God’s word” as represented by a passage in the Quran. Sye says no, because the Quran …

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Jun 03 2014

The Refining Reason Debate: Matt Dillahunty VS Sye Ten Bruggencate

Thanks to our viewers for linking this from another post. I thought the debate could use its own open discussion thread.

May 28 2014

Why are years based on Jesus? A history lesson

This morning I got an email from a guy named Scott, who asked: Please answer the following: If there is no God/Jesus, how are the years calculated? (ie: it is currently 2014) Thanks! I thought it would be easy to find a concise answer to this, but it turns out I had a bit of …

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May 14 2014

On maintaining passionate intensity

I want to say something witty and interesting on the subject of confidently presenting your point of view… but I’m not sure I have the confidence in this view, so I’m just going to throw some stream of consciousness at you. It’s no big secret that I think “Faith” in general is a problem. By …

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Feb 03 2014

FTBCon 2 round up

For those of you who weren’t able to watch the live panels this weekend, here are all those in which ACA members participated. Beth Presswood and Martin Wagner joined in the “Artistic Secularism” panel, with Amy Davis Roth, Ryan Consell, Ashley Hamer, and Lauren Lane. Jen Peeples and Russell Glasser did a parenting panel with …

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Dec 13 2013

Fair representation of competing doctrines

So we got email taking us to task for an argument made on the show. I am copying it with some minor edits. I am a¬†Christian who has been listening to your program for about a year now.¬† On the whole, I enjoy your programs but I have a problem with you on this issue …

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Nov 01 2013

Evolution question

Email: Hello, I am from Dallas and I go to a southern baptist school. Recently I had a project in my Logic and World Views class were I had to debate with another classmate on a controversial topic in today’s society, I choose the existence of god because I am an atheist and I wanted …

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Oct 06 2013

Is atheist activism counter-productive? (Spoiler: No.)

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This post is a response to an email I received concerning an argument between two friends, both atheists. One of them is presenting the other’s claim that it’s not worthwhile to actively promote atheism, because even though religion may be false, it gives people comfort and motivates them to work towards worthwhile social causes. My …

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Aug 15 2013

Proving light exists to a blind man

Email: How would you respond to a Christian who says “Just like light cannot be proven to a blind man, God must be experienced to believe.”? I feel like I’ve already addressed this question before, at least on the show, but I can’t find it on the blog. When I googled the question, I found …

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Jul 27 2013

Apologists: only dudes can have good reasons to be an atheist

A few weeks ago, Hemant Mehta hosted a guest post on his blog: “The Atheist Daughter of a Notable Christian Apologist Shares Her Story.” The post was by Rachael Slick, daughter of radio host and CARM founder Matt Slick. Viewers of our show may remember that both Matt Dillahunty and I, in two weeks running, …

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