I’ve called this ‘Allallt believes in Objective Morality’ because the issue of morality is actually beyond the confines of “atheism”. I doubt many of the other authors on this blog agree with me on this one. However, the discussion that is likely to follow, I hope, will offer elucidation on atheists. I believe in objective… Continue reading Allallt believes in Objective Morality
Obviously, our solar system is not arrow shaped: if it has a shape, it’s a slightly oval disc. It literally does not point to anything. But, is there something remarkably unique about our solar system that would lead a sufficiently curious and rational mind to believe it counts as evidence in favour of the existence… Continue reading Does our solar system point to God?
In a recent conversation with oldschoolcontemporary (OSC) about objective morality, we ran into many stumbling blocks to our ability to properly communicate with each other. So far as I could tell, OSC had immovable metrics in place by which to measure objective morality that were almost necessarily religious (redemption, salvation and infallible imposable authority) which… Continue reading Do I really have to answer such absurd depictions of my view? Enlightenment values help discover morality and let it flourish
One of the questions posed by religious people is how atheists propose to disprove the existence of a God. On the face of it, the question is ridiculous as there is no reason to believe God would be the default position; it is not on the atheist to disprove God before positive evidence is given… Continue reading Falsification or positive evidence?
Short of immediate self-protection, we should be immediately sceptical of anyone who says they are willing to kill for a greater good. That person is not selling atheism, that person is selling religion
In this post, I am going to argue that Christianity is morally inferior to both Islam and atheism. Christianity purports to answer moral questions, but instead offers a loophole that bypasses and excuses all those possible answers to morality. Islam, at least, does have a clear moral message and lacks any obvious subversion of its… Continue reading the complete inferiority of Christian ethics. (xPrae: how I defeated you so soundly (part 5))
I have heard many times from apologists and blogosphere theologians that God must be good. I am then given some variety of bad reasoning: circular arguments about God’s nature being good because goodness is defined by God’s nature, brute force arguments about God being either “Perfect” or the Creator and this is therefore just the… Continue reading Why is God good?
At the start of all this I admitted to losing my cool a little. And this is the post it all happened in. And it's quite a fitting climax, because I think that was the goal. It's a complete spread (informally known as a Gish Gallop); it's too many questions, too loosely related and requires… Continue reading Completion: Finishing the questions I can’t finish.
In the previous post I started answering questions from this blog post, and we got a glimpse of what the author was getting at in their attempt to question atheism: they conflate religion with creation and morality, by contrast making atheism evolution and some variety of nihilism or relativism. Now we're looking at the next 12… Continue reading The second collection of answers to questions we’ve been promised atheists can’t answer
Here is a list of questions the author thinks atheists are unable to answer. There is a good chance the questions are insincere and the questions have done the round before. In places they have been answered better, but what's the point in blogging if I won't say something someone else has already said better (Lord… Continue reading (Not Very) Clever Questions Atheists can’t (be Bothered to) Answer