Category Archives: Atheism

Peter Boghossian seeks new vocation

Peter Boghossian must be seeking a new job. He has recently joined a very tiny, niche, and widely ignored group who are calling for academic philosophy of religion to be withdrawn from secular universities. [1]  This seems a little odd … Continue reading

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God in the Old Testament

This is a response to ‘from synapse to byte’s’ [STB] article ‘Scrapping Morality’ found here. Complaints regarding certain passages, especially in the Old Testament, have been a matter of heated debate on the internet in recent years. None more so than … Continue reading

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When ‘Street Epistemology’ met a real epistemologist

  I would love to write an extensive commentary on the discussion between Tim McGrew and Peter Boghossian but, for reasons I explained the other day, I’m unable to do so right now. Whether there’s even a need for me … Continue reading

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Getting the arguments for God wrong

It’s pretty hard to find too many professional philosophers who mock the traditional arguments for the existence of God even when they disagree with them. I would suggest part of the reason for this is because they, very often, know … Continue reading

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Review of Boghossian’s ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ by William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig has given his response to Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists and some of his comments from online lectures.  You can listen to it here at Reasonable Faith. Craig firstly takes issue with Boghossian’s contention that ‘faith’ is some … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.3: Is Boghossian authentic?

In my last piece on Street Epistemology I reiterated why Christians should strongly reject Boghossian’s misunderstanding of the word faith and not allow themselves to have something projected upon them which they simply don’t believe. I am still in chapter … Continue reading

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The British Humanist Association Part 1 – “How do we know what is true?”

The British Humanist Association this week launched four short videos on the internet to help better explain what Humanism is and what Humanists stand for. Each of them is narrated very professionally by the actor Stephen Fry. Since they touch … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.2: Foundationalism and Faith

I am roughly (according to my kindle) one quarter of the way though this book and it’s taken a long time in coming but Boghossian begins talking about which epistemological school of thought he wants his Street Epistemologists (SEs) to … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 5.1: Interventions and Strategies

This is a response to the first few pages of chapter 4 of Boghossian’s book entitled ‘Interventions and Strategies’. This chapter covers a wide range of matters to I am going to split my responses to this chapter into smaller … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 4: Epistemology

This is the fourth part of my analysis of Peter Boghossian’s book. For previous parts see here. After giving the potential Street Epistemologists (SE) some really misleading information about Christianity in chapters 1 and 2, he now proposes to give his … Continue reading

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