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Snippets of True Reason, part 2

Published on July 9, 2017 By sirrahc

Continuing on from Part 1, these next four snippets from True Reason (eds. Tom Gilson & Carson Weitnauer) provide more “evidence that the New Atheism fails to live up to its claimed connection with reason.” Targets include Sam Harris, John Loftus, and the failure of naturalistic presuppositions. Five: “Unreason at the Head of Project Reason” […]

Snippets of True Reason, part 1

Published on May 28, 2017 By sirrahc

One of the books I’ve been reading of late is True Reason, edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer. It’s a collection of essays (originally published in electronic format) by various Christian professors and apologists, addressing issues related to the claims by today’s “New Atheists” that non-theists “own” reason & rationality, while theists are characterized […]

Philosophical Naturalists Can’t Condemn Criminals

Published on April 9, 2017 By sirrahc

“Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.”  — Daniel Webster, early American politician When a wrong has been committed, it’s a normal, healthy human desire to want to see justice done. I am defining “justice” here as fair punishment that […]

Heat Death and Atheist Inconsistency (or, Isn’t It Ironic?)

Published on April 19, 2012 By sirrahc

Atheists & secularists, like anyone else, will sometimes speak of what gives their life meaning and purpose. It might be fighting against religious dogma, or helping people think rationally, or spending time with their family, or “making the world a little better place”, or… whatever. Note that these are self-imposed “purposes” or “meaning”, often involving […]

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