If it be true (as it certainly is) that a man can feel exquisite happiness in...– G. K. Chesterton (1908) Orthodoxy.
Was Hitler a Christian? @ Tough Question Answered →
There seems to be an understanding among some atheists according to which Adolf Hitler was Christian. Bill Pratt of the apologetic weblog Tough Questions Answered puts the record straight with a direct quote from David Robertson’s The Dawkins Letters: He was not a member of any church, and thought the Christian religions were outdated, hypocritical institutions that lured people into them....
Can We Be Good Without God? -- A Critique of... →
Bill Pratt of the apologetic website Tough Questions Answered deconstructs Richard Dawkins’ case against theistic ethics presented in The God Delusion. Despite the “killing” Professor Dawkins has made with his book(s), his case for a “moral consensus” without God is based on a simple fallacy of modal logic: On atheism, Professor Dawkins, give us a rational reason to...
Polly Toynbee jumps ship @ The Failed Atheist →
Polly Toynbee, columnist for The Guardian and a president of the British Humanist Association, was supposed to debate William Lane Craig, a Christian philosopher, in the UK this autumn on a high profile event. But it was not to be. Dan Rodger posts on the reasoning behind Toynbee’s decision to pull out of the planned debate: “I hadn’t realised the nature of Mr Lane Craig’s...
Napalming babies is bad. Starving the poor is wicked. Buying and selling...– Arthur Allen Leff, “Unspeakable Ethics, Unnatural Law”, Duke Law Journal 1979:6, p.1249.
Interview of John Lennox @ The Washington Times →
Quite possibly one of the greatest apologist of our time and certainly my favourite, professor John Lennox of Oxford University, is interviewed by Amanda Read. Among many other things, Lennox comments Stephen Hawking’s atheism: Hawking, who in 2009 retired rom holding Isaac Newton’s old chair at Cambridge, […] said that heaven is “a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” ...
The Logical Problem of Evil @ Possible Worlds →
Randy Everist puts the Epicurean logical problem of evil in a nutshell: 1. Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot or he can but does not want to. 2. If God wants to and cannot, then he is not omnipotent. 3. If God can and does not want to, then he is not omnibenevolent. The problem of evil is a mighty opponent for the apologist and grasping its basics is essential when defending a...