Sam Schulman writes at OpinionJournal that the “new atheist” has lost or ignored what made their forebearers interesting, while not adding any new information to the debate.
Are We All “Atheists”?
I have found that a favorite quote of atheists belongs to Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-71): I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will...
Answering the Ten Myths About Atheism – Part I
Sam Harris, anti-religionist atheist, published a list of ten myths about atheism – and many atheists point to these as straw men that Christians use against atheism. However, while some of their accusations may be true, I contend that (1) much of his logic does not follow, and (2) he has created straw men, and misrepresented the Christian critiques of atheism.
The Problem of Evil
The problem of evil is one of the top five, maybe even the top intellectual and practical objection to the goodness and existence of God. I find the Christian answers incomplete and not really intellectually satisfying, but they are interesting to investigate.
The Atheist’s Caricature of Faith
Macht, one of my favorite intellectual Christian philosopher bloggers, has a really nice article which discusses three definitions of faith, and how your view of faith affects how you view the integration of science, religion, and faith. His second definition of faith is the typical...
Simon Greenleaf, Skeptic Turned Believer
Bryan at The Narrow has a nice short post about one of the many bible skeptics from history who, in his examination of the claims of Christianity, came to believe them. Greenleaf (1783-1853), a lawyer, ended up writing a book which has been reprinted, The...