Reforming Counter-Apologetics Discussions (24)

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Formulating a New Argument

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks ago, and they were covering the apologetical argument known as Pre-supposational Apologetics.  Its…

Started by Park Bierbower

11 Jun 16, 2012
Reply by Jedi Wanderer

Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief

Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief, Study Shows Just using their "analytic" system of thinking instead of their "intuitive" th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 27, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Impulse that drives belief -death anxiety?

New University of Otago research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 4, 2012
Reply by Grinning Cat

The Accursed Argument (from lack of proof)

All of us should by now be intimately familiar with this argument. It is the foundation of the arguments used by a religious friend of mine…

Started by Jedi Wanderer

13 Jan 8, 2012
Reply by Jedi Wanderer

Face it, we're not the real "players" here

To escape counterapologetics, we can step back and view ourselves from the evolutionary perspective. One of our evolved traits is to assume…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

56 Aug 3, 2011
Reply by Michael

Setting the Ground Rules

Pharyngula has an interesting post today about a debate Lawrence Krauss had with William Lane Craig~ in it he details intrinsic (and patent…

Started by Park Bierbower

5 Jul 23, 2011
Reply by Mika Dukat

Thumos and my paper on its role in human motivation, psychology, and values

I recently wrote this paper for a graduate class in the humanities. I had to read Plato's "Symposium", which is a story in which Socrates s…

Started by Jedi Wanderer

23 Apr 25, 2011
Reply by Alice

It's all emotion

I fully support the purpose of this group and think it a worthwhile effort, but I'm beginning to think it is futile to have a rational disc…

Started by Brian Wilson

39 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by Alice

The Animal sense of self

I have done a fair amount of thinking on this one and the more I debate it internally, the more I think that many animals have a sense of s…

Started by Marc Draco

11 Mar 30, 2011
Reply by Alice

The Argument From Faith

I was certain I had already posted this argument b4 (maybe I just really menat to but never had the chance). Well since someone brought it…

Started by Jedi Wanderer

2 Mar 20, 2011
Reply by Jedi Wanderer

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