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The Bankruptcy of the Free Will Defense

Intro:In the philosophical competition of worldviews many Christians use the "free will defense" as a way to excuse their god's apparent moral negligence in this world. Supposedly the value of free will is greater than whatever evils may result from establishing moral beings who have this opportunity to do both good and evil and suffer or profit as a result of it. I've taken the liberty of assembling all of my analysis of this popular move of theirs. Enjoy. ***Free will doesn’t require evil…See More
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Ben commented on bpansky25's blog post I suppose this is old news to all of you...
"Yeah, all the supposed misrepresentations I've seen in all the criticisms of the IC organization have been generated by simply not paying attention to what the film says and chooses to focus on.  No where did the film say, "This is…"
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Jas Brimstone commented on Ben's blog post Top Ten Reasons Jesus Hasn't Returned
"Number 9 makes perfect sense.  Maybe if we can convince all the Christians that it is true they'll shut up for once in the hopes of bringing about the "Judgement Day".  Hmmm...."
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booklover commented on Ben's blog post Top Ten Reasons Jesus Hasn't Returned
"I like number one the best. :)"
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"Number 3 is epic."
May 24, 2011
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Top Ten Reasons Jesus Hasn't Returned

10. Jesus stubbornly wanted to build all those promised mansions himself the old fashioned way and people had sex (despite his and Paul's vain attempts to advocate celibacy) faster than he could finish them.9. Yahweh had to maintain the pretenses that no one would know the day he would return despite the endless nutcases predicting every single day for the last 2,000 years.8. Turns out, Satan successfully managed to tempt Jesus in the desert and even though Yahweh had to call the whole thing…See More
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(argument map) The doctrine of hell is unjust.

Intro:The Christian doctrine of hell as found recorded in the Bible (http://war-on-error.xanga.com/745914313/does-the-bible-teach-eternal-suffering-for-the-unsaved/, much of it from the lips of Jesus himself, sorry Bill Maher, http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-maher-celebrating-bin-laden-death-not-christian/) is a punishment that cannot possibly fit any crime committed by any finite human being on this…See More
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(argument map) The doctrine of hell is unjust.

Intro:The Christian doctrine of hell as found recorded in the Bible (much of it from the lips of Jesus himself, sorry Bill Maher) is a punishment that cannot possibly fit any crime committed by any finite human being on this earth in their short lifetime.  Even the worst person…See More
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Ben replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"Well, the politics are similar even if the level of epistemic depravity isn't. I'd just hate to pop onto page 83 and say something that's been said 3 times already."
Jun 12, 2010
Ben replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"More power to Ehrman, but if he doesn't bother engaging the material in Carrier's book for his book, he's just going to bring down upon himself a ton of blowback from mythers. It's really stupid, even if mythicism is crap. I…"
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Ben replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"Well, prejudices against mythicism are pretty high. I asked Ehrman in person if he was interested in writing the foreword to OHJC, and he said if he did it would only be to say not to read the book. Obviously Ehrman won't even bother to read…"
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The Bankruptcy of the Free Will Defense

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 9:10am 0 Comments

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In the philosophical competition of worldviews many Christians use the "free will defense" as a way to excuse their god's apparent moral negligence in this world. Supposedly the value of free will is greater than whatever evils may result from establishing moral beings who have this opportunity to do both good and evil and suffer or profit as a result of it. I've taken the liberty of assembling all of my analysis of this popular move of theirs. Enjoy.…

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Top Ten Reasons Jesus Hasn't Returned

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 10:46am 3 Comments

10. Jesus stubbornly wanted to build all those promised mansions himself the old fashioned way and people had sex (despite his and Paul's vain attempts to advocate celibacy) faster than he could finish them.



9. Yahweh had to maintain the pretenses that no one would know the day he would return despite the endless nutcases predicting every single day for the last 2,000 years.



8. Turns out, Satan successfully managed to tempt Jesus in the desert and even though Yahweh had to… Continue

(argument map) The doctrine of hell is unjust.

Posted on May 14, 2011 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

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The Christian doctrine of hell as found recorded in the Bible (much of it from the lips of Jesus himself, sorry Bill Maher) is a punishment that cannot possibly fit any crime committed by any finite human being on this earth in their short…

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(book review) "The Christian Delusion" - Table of Contents for My Review (Part 1 of 5)

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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This series is an atheist review of an important anti-Christian apologetics book, "… Continue

(book review) "The Christian Delusion" - Ch. 4: The Outsider Test for Faith Revisited

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments

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This series is an atheist review of an important anti-Christian apologetics book, "… Continue

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At 6:33pm on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Ben! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 8:09am on February 8, 2010, DaVinci said…
It's set on vibrate for each email. When I turn it on in the morning, I could almost get off.
At 8:08am on February 8, 2010, DaVinci said…
I kind of wish I hadn't joined up now, I've already gotten several emails in an already crowded inbox. I probably get several hundred a day from Xanga as it is. My BB is almost a sex toy these days.
At 11:53pm on February 7, 2010, DaVinci said…
I haven't found any yet that I'd want to see strip, but you never know.
At 11:51pm on February 7, 2010, DaVinci said…
Yes, they're everywhere. I've been looking through the membership to see how many are in KC, not many so far, but I have joined the Mid West Skeptics, and the Mid Town Skeptics. One of them is hosting Carrier at Pro Bass next Friday. I may go to that.
At 11:37pm on February 7, 2010, DaVinci said…
Did you finally wake up?
At 9:52am on January 28, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Ben! Have a very happy birthday.
At 6:27pm on August 21, 2009, Meg said…
I know! :-/
At 9:37am on August 21, 2009, Meg said…
Haha um.....several people are actually going to be gone this weekend : (
At 2:47pm on August 18, 2009, Meg said…
Haha, I think that would be a great idea- it was fun! And that wasn't even our usual level of frivolity! : )
 
 
 

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