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New Video: Should we believe in a realm beyond nature?

The Purple Skeptic Community

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Imagine you lived in a world where half the population was colour blind to the colour purple. You are one of the people who can see the colour purple. Imagine, then, that among the colourblind half of the population, they began a “skeptic community” about whether the colour purple actually exists, or whether purple-believer half of the population was simply delusional – imagining things, making things up, asserting the existence of a colour for which no scientific or objective evidence could be produced. Continue Reading

Why “Christians were violent too!” Is a Bad Argument

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I constantly see this argument that Leftists (and consequently their Muslim acolytes who seek protection in their masters’ arms) like to use. It goes something like this: Oh, you’re going to quote the Quran and say that Muslims are all violent? Well guess what? Christianity was violent too! Look at the Crusades! Look at the Inquisition! Look at all these horrible persecutions of minorities that Christians have done over the centuries! Thus we cannot judge Muslims to be violent just because of what their scripture says. There are multiple interpretations!

The reason why this is a bad argument is twofold. First of all, and the more important of which, it feeds into this narrative that religion is evil and violent. “Religion is the cause of violence” is a common New Atheist argument and all we’re doing is enforcing that (false) narrative. In fact, I frequently see people comment on articles that invoke this kind of argument something along the lines of “this is why all religions are evil/stupid. We shouldn’t persecute Muslims, but why would anyone believe in anything that stupid anyway.” Continue Reading

New Video: Oppy vs Feser, Objections to the Contingency Argument, and Pascal’s Wager

Elmo’s World Podcast Interview

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I was recently interviewed by Elmo from Elmo’s World Podcast (available here on Spotify and iTunes). Here is a summary of the topics covered: Continue Reading

Comments on “New Atheism: The Godlessness That Failed”

Excellent article that I recommend reading in its entirety. Of particular importance is this take-a-away:

“I think it [New Atheism] seamlessly merged into the modern social justice movement. Continue Reading

On the New LGBTQ Law

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In a certain way, this new law to impose *cough* I mean protect LGBTQ from discrimination actually makes sense. You see, LGBTQ is a *deen* people, it is a way of life. It is a religion. And because the US constitution has been interpreted as saying that freedom of religion implies there is no difference between following Christianity and Satanism, so too it follows that there is no difference between following Christianity and Postmodernism (a polytheistic religion under which LGBTQ is just one form.) Continue Reading

How to Respond to the “Muslims are Obsessed with Sex” Argument

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I’m sure you’ve all encountered this argument before. Recently, the British government made the accusation that the hijab sexualises and objectifies young women (this was made in objection to Islamic schools mandating hijab at the age of nine). This argument seems to be pervasive in Western literature, and many ex-Muslims also make similar claims. I believe the general attitude can be summarized in this meme recently posted on Facebook by an atheist page: Continue Reading

Beliefs That Do Not Make Sense: Salvation in Protestant Christianity

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If God is All-Loving, and we are saved through grace without the condition of good works, why is it that there is the requirement of faith at all, according to Protestant Christianity? In other words, why do I need to believe in Jesus to be saved? According to Christianity, Jesus died for all mankind’s sins – so what difference does it make if I commit one more sin by denying Jesus, or even God altogether? Why can’t I be saved with neither faith nor good works? Continue Reading

Discussion Review: William Lane Craig and CosmicSkeptic on the Kalaam Cosmological Argument

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I recently reviewed this great discussion between WLC and CosmicSkeptic. Below, I have posted the original video, my review, and then the notes I used when making the video. Continue Reading