Thursday, February 11, 2016

It's all about faith???

Z: Well with religion it's not about evidence, but faaaaaith....

VR: Oh please. So, the famous book in defense of Christianity was called "Faith that demands a verdict?"

There are Christians out there who really think the evidence supports their position. They are NOT fideists. If people really were thoroughgoing fideists, then most of what atheists say isn't going to get through to them at all. Atheists keep saying that Christians have no interest in evidence, but then they keep arguing that Christians shouldn't be Christians because there isn't any evidence. But in doing so they are presupposing that evidence matters, which, on their own view of Christians, is not true.

Christians often say the opposite of what you are saying here. They say that evidence matters and that the evidence supports, say, the Resurrection. If I thought that I could only be a Christian by being a fideist, I would have left the fold 40 years ago.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016

On the history of Greek Science

Here. 

Bringing a rubber chicken to a gunfight: Slagle on Dennett

Here. 

Oh I can hear the response coming: 

Until Dennett has trained in the shops of Paris and Milan, until he has learned to tell the difference between a ruffled flounce and a puffy pantaloon, we should all pretend he has not spoken out against the Emperor’s taste.

Yawn. 

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Alan Shlemon on the core beliefs of Islam

Here. Another conference speaker.

Clay Jones on why God allows evil.

Here.  I saw this presentation at an apologetics conference at a Phoenix area church. In this presentation Jones argues for human depravity, and says that very little distinguishes ordinary humans like ourselves from guards at Auschwitz, unless we are born again.