Tagged: Atheism

Bertrand Russell’s surprising weakness

I am not a philosopher or a scientist, but a writer and thinker at best. There are many arguments that skeptics make which are challenging to me and my faith, causing me to wrestle with the questions posed. One of last century’s great atheistic intellects...

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PBS Show Highlights the “New Atheists”

One of my favorite shows, PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, had a nice piece on the New Atheists, who seem to be getting a lot of press these days.  You can listen to the show or read the transcript.  Interesting quotes excerpted below.

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Preaching to the converted

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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