I stumbled upon an article today with the title “Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God” written by Peter Guirguis. I was immediately interested because when apologists claim to have scientific evidence for the existence of God, I can play one of my favourite games. It’s called: “Spot the fallacy”. Want to play?
Month: September 2015
When I woke up this morning and checked my Twitter feed, I could scarcely believe my eyes. I had to rub them to make sure I wasn’t still dreaming. It seems that April Fools’ comes twice this year.
I don’t follow an awful lot of blogs but there are some that I return to frequently because I feel they stand out in some way. One of those is my current read recommendation to you: the blog of Heather Hastie.
I feel Heather’s writing is insightful and reasoned. She also gets a good deal of discussion on her postings in which she actively participates and where differing viewpoints are welcome. A good example is her “Is New Atheism a cult?” article which at present has 107 comments. Impressive indeed! I don’t think my total comment tally approaches that number.
Back in June of this year, I responded to a tweet from the account of the pope, @Pontifex. In his tweet, the pope or someone running the account for him, tweeted how we should build up society in light of the Beatitudes.
We need to build up society in the light of the Beatitudes, walking towards the Kingdom with the least among us.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 4, 2015
Recently, there have been a number of publications that criticise “New Atheism”. Take for instance the article by dr. Patrick O’Connor who complains that atheism isn’t about more than just not believing in god. A silly position, as I have explained here. Or the book “The Leprechaun Delusion“, equating “New Atheism” with a dangerous cult, which I have also written about earlier. Now, there’s a new book by CJ Werleman, entitled “The New Atheist Threat”, which has been reviewed on “Godless Spellchecker’s Blog”.