Tag Archives: New Atheism

Daring to disagree with Plantinga and Pigliucci

Daring to publicly disagree with one professional philosopher is enough to make your hands sweaty but two at once! I had seen many fellow Christians recommending Plantinga’s recent interview with Gary Gutting as a masterclass in arguing that atheism is … Continue reading

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Boghossian lacks critics?

In a conversation published in July of 2012 with Stephan Molyneux, Peter Boghossian claimed: “Very rarely, in fact I would even go beyond that, never, never has somebody said to me: “You’re argument is wrong and here’s why…” Not even … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 3.5: Knowledge claims

Between my last Boghossian post and this one it appears Peter might have seen my blog and some of my series so far. I was hopeful this might lead to a minor exchange (after all I’m yet to have ‘Street … Continue reading

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In defense of Pigliucci

The title should read: In defense of Pigliucci with one major caveat! I’ll get to what it is later. It’s not uncommon to find people who take the view that ‘atheists’ (since I’m reading Boghossian currently I won’t even attempt … Continue reading

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The one fact almost all philosophers miss

Please please please please please – do not take me seriously. What I write in italics below is a parody of an argument made by James A. Lindsay here. To understand the point I’m making it’s worth looking at what he said … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 3.3: Atheism

 I apologize that I am still in chapter 2 of Boghossian’s book but so much needs saying about this chapter that I think it’s well worth taking the time. After all, Boghossian appears to be building a foundation here for … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 3.2: Hebrews 11:1

This follows on from ‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 3.1 where I criticized Boghossian’s definitions of the word faith as being both lacking in evidence and contrary to some substantial evidence (both of which, if true, make following Boghossian’s definition of … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 1

Obviously I am not writing a manual for creating atheists myself but I wish to write a few brief blogs responding to an American atheist called Peter Boghossian. No offense to Boghossian but I had not heard of him until … Continue reading

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