Category Archives: Atheist apologists

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recently joined a very tiny, niche, and widely ignored group who are calling for academic philosophy of religion to be withdrawn from secular universities.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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Peter Boghossian ostracizing atheist/agnostic philosophers

This was a recent tweet by Peter Boghossian: My replies were: His reply was… nothing. There are, of course, many other great atheist / agnostic philosophers who could also be mentioned (people such as Bertrand Russell, Anthony Flew, John Mackie … 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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Is Peter Boghossian pretending to know what he does not know?

I have already taken issue with Peter Boghossian’s misuse of the word faith but given some of his recent comments on the Phil Vischer show I think it’s worth showing once more how badly he misunderstands Christianity. Start by watching … 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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‘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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