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"Atheist party and pig roast in Eau Claire, WI. BYOB. All atheists welcome. RSVP on this facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/272163439579467/?fref=ts "
Jan 11, 2013
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Is it possible for a God to exist?

I really hope there's a good IronChariots article that addresses this, but not finding one I'm putting this here.I'm not asking the question. Recently I've seen a number of good youtube atheists made awkward by arguments beginning along the lines of asking "Is it possible for a God to exist?". I believe this to be an excellent (from the apologists point of view) trick question. I saw several examples of an atheist responding with a very hesitant, guarded yes, and then I could not bear to watch…See More
Apr 11, 2012
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TAPs and PAPs

This wasn't really meant to be a blog entry, but it wound up being too long to fit in my page comments. This is from the Wikipedia page on agnosticism:Dawkins also identifies two categories of agnostics; Temporary Agnostics in Practice (TAPs), and Permanent Agnostics in Principle (PAPs). Dawkins considers temporary agnosticism an entirely reasonable position, but views permanent agnosticism as "fence-sitting, intellectual cowardice."This has been the best summation so far that I've seen of the…See More
Feb 18, 2012
Matt VDB commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post Atheism vs Agnosticism
"Very well explained. Many people who claim that atheists are attempting to "inflate our numbers" by throwing agnostics into the atheist camp don't realise that this isn't about inflating our numbers, but about using definitions…"
Jan 30, 2012
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Jan 29, 2012
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Atheism vs Agnosticism

I came up with a very long post for another reason. Since I'm happy with how it turned out I thought I should post it here. It was in response to someone misusing the term agnostic, and was insisting that a lack of beliefs is agnosticism and that atheism is the positive belief that no gods exist. The person was also using agnosticism to mean that we currently don't have enough knowledge about gods but that we may one day have enough knowledge and rejecting the notion that knowledge of gods is…See More
Jan 29, 2012
david commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post I propose The Apologist's Dilemma
"It comes down to sematics, you say it's invalid I say it isn't, you then point out why it's wrong and I pute forth (usually unintentionally) my falacy. It's the hampster wheel my god is right because my book says it is. I…"
Jan 26, 2012
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I propose The Apologist's Dilemma

I don't know if something like this already exists, but I'd like to propose an idea I had I call The Apologist's Dilemma. This was partially inspired by the youtube video Putting faith in its place by QualiaSoup.All the Apologist's Dilemma really boils down to is you can't lie or cheat in a theological debate, referring to two specific lies that are almost universally found at the core of apologist arguments. These are:A) No amount of invalid arguments will ever equal one valid argument.B) If…See More
Jan 25, 2012
Matt VDB commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post Two Insights Into Fantasy Literature
"Just a side-note, but: The reason for the fact that the men of north-west Middle Earth are "white" and the people of the south east are darker is that Middle Earth is based on Europe and the Mediterraneanin a period of prehistory.…"
Dec 25, 2011
Space Sergeant 101 replied to skg's discussion Convincing a Christian that the Jesus story is false.
"If I might offer a suggestion, in defending Jesus people often point to witnesses (the women at the tomb) and things like the Trilemma. But these are all avoidances of the questions, not responses. If a Harry Potter religion started up, would you…"
Dec 23, 2011
Space Sergeant 101 commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post Two Insights Into Fantasy Literature
"I recently had an additional thought. I believe Lucas ran into a difficult spot converting Gollum from LOTR into a Star Wars character. The Hero With A Thousand Faces formula tells him Gollum should be a mentor/guide figure, but has a hard time…"
Dec 23, 2011
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It's a machine! A literal theory of the tv show Lost.

This may seem a bit late, but it's something I actually wrote back on 5/31/2010, shortly after the show ended. I'd posted it to another site at that time.First, a few observations.At the vending machine with Sawyer, Juliet said you can unplug it, then plug it back in, and technically it's legal. The candy bar next to the Apollo bar was called an Avalon bar. Jack's appendix scar is more interesting than I first realized. It first appears as an out of place anomaly after the flight lands safely…See More
Dec 18, 2011
Space Sergeant 101 commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post Two Insights Into Fantasy Literature
"Bear in mind this is conjecture, along with my insights into Lord Of The Rings, but... I think that when George Lucas sat down to write the original Star Wars trilogy, he sat down with a copy of The Lord Of The Rings, a copy of The Hero With A…"
Dec 18, 2011
David Raphael commented on Space Sergeant 101's blog post Two Insights Into Fantasy Literature
"Perhaps your references need not be so specific in terms of characters, ie, Boromir = Judas, Merlin = Gandalf, etcLord of the Rings is based on mythological archetypes, just as Merlin, Arthur et al are also based on exactly the same archetypes.…"
Dec 11, 2011
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Is it possible for a God to exist?

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 5:22pm 0 Comments

I really hope there's a good IronChariots article that addresses this, but not finding one I'm putting this here.

I'm not asking the question. Recently I've seen a number of good youtube atheists made awkward by arguments beginning along the lines of asking "Is it possible for a God to exist?". I believe this to be an excellent (from the apologists point of view) trick question. I saw several examples of an atheist responding with a very hesitant, guarded yes, and then I could not…

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TAPs and PAPs

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 1:58am 0 Comments

This wasn't really meant to be a blog entry, but it wound up being too long to fit in my page comments. This is from the Wikipedia page on agnosticism:

Dawkins also identifies two categories of agnostics; Temporary Agnostics in Practice (TAPs), and Permanent Agnostics in Principle (PAPs). Dawkins considers temporary agnosticism an entirely reasonable position, but views permanent agnosticism as "fence-sitting, intellectual cowardice."

This has…

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Atheism vs Agnosticism

Posted on January 29, 2012 at 7:00am 1 Comment

I came up with a very long post for another reason. Since I'm happy with how it turned out I thought I should post it here. It was in response to someone misusing the term agnostic, and was insisting that a lack of beliefs is agnosticism and that atheism is the positive belief that no gods exist. The person was also using agnosticism to mean that we currently don't have enough knowledge about gods but that we may one day have enough knowledge and rejecting the notion that knowledge of…

Continue

I propose The Apologist's Dilemma

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 8:03am 1 Comment

I don't know if something like this already exists, but I'd like to propose an idea I had I call The Apologist's Dilemma. This was partially inspired by the youtube video Putting faith in its place by QualiaSoup.

All the Apologist's Dilemma really boils down to is you can't lie or cheat in a theological debate, referring to two specific lies that are almost universally found at the core of apologist arguments. These are:

A) No amount of invalid arguments will…

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Atheist party and pig roast in Eau Claire, WI. BYOB. All atheists welcome. RSVP on this facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/272163439579467/?fref=ts 

 
 
 

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