All Blog Posts Tagged 'debate' (54)

Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist

There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am — 14 Comments

Nye vs. Ham

Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been blanketed with snow for the past few days.  Because we do not have the infrastructure to deal with said snow, we all tuck in and stay home.  Thus, we had several days with my two girls (ages 12 and 15) to enjoy board games, creative projects, and you guessed it…viewing the Nye vs. Ham debate.  I would not have opted to sit through all two hours and forty five minutes if not for the fact that we were snowed in.  

Having been…

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Added by cbenhamcox on February 9, 2014 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 3

This is part 3 of my debate with YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 2

Here is part 2 of my debate was YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 1

I'm currently having a debate with a presuppositional apologist on YouTube, and as far as I can tell I am destroying him. I've been saving screenshots of each exchange in the debate to make sure I have a permanent record of it, as well as to put it into a blog post so that others can see it and perhaps gain a better understanding on how to deal with these people. For some reason Atheist Nexus saw fit to put a size limit on blog posts, so I'll have to do this in multiple posts. Here is part…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Something is Rotten -- Very Rotten -- in the State of Texas

I've always maintained that so-called pro-life advocates for the unborn have little science to back up their cockamamie theories concerning abortion and rely, in most cases, on religious intolerance, bigotry, and slavish devotion to dogma. All three of the solar phallic monotheisms, the Abrahamaic faiths, preach male dominance and female submission, paternalistic hegemony that by now should be consigned to the dust heap of history. Allowing a woman to have total control over her bodily…

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Added by James M. Martin on July 12, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rationality 101

rational |ˈra sh ənl; ˈra sh nəl|

adjective

1 based on or in accordance with reason or logic : I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation.

(of a person) able to think clearly, sensibly, and logically : Andrea's upset—she's not being very rational.

See note at sensible .

endowed with…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 5, 2012 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

Intelligent Design vs. The Great Karnak!

Intelligent Design?

I did something I rarely do at a debate—I lost my temper. Normally, I can let ignorance roll like water from a duck’s back, but sometimes there are such stunning and dazzling displays of dunce-hood that make it hard to catch…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 23, 2012 at 8:56am — 7 Comments

Theism and the art of Bullying

Recently it feels like I've been involved in too many discussions about what actually constitutes rape. Long, involved discussions that boil down to the argument that victims are somehow to blame for what happens to them, whether it's based on how they dress, what their behaviour was, if they did or didn't fight back and so on. I hit on a phrase that seemed to stop one friend in his thinking tracks: bullying someone into accepting sex is still rape, in exactly the same way that bullying…

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Added by Anwyn Davies on August 20, 2012 at 5:13am — 5 Comments

Why Harris Lost the "Is Good from God?" debate to Craig

 

I just stumbled upon a year-old YouTube video named, “Sam Harris gets destroyed by Dr. William Lane Craig”. It’s the 2-hour University of Notre Dame debate held on April 7, 2011, between Harris and Craig. It was titled: “The God Debate II: Is Good from God?” The video can be found at the bottom of this page.

And guess what? Harris really was destroyed by Craig!…

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Added by Atheist Exile on May 6, 2012 at 10:02am — 11 Comments

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…

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Added by Space Sergeant 101 on January 25, 2012 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

TONIGHT Ardent Atheist stars Laura J Silverman, Gary Shapiro & BJ Kramer!

TONIGHT Ardent Atheist at 7pm PST stars Laura J Silverman, Gary Shapiro & BJ Kramer! It's the 3 Jew Review Part Shtayim - http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm

AND The LIVE CHAT hosted by Heather Henderson will be right here: http://tinyurl.com/6ft2ltr

Added by Heather Henderson on June 22, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Roadrunner explains why you can't argue with religious people

Unfortunately he seems to be right on target. What do YOU… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on December 15, 2010 at 5:32am — 3 Comments

A Question for Christian Apologists

My Brethren without Christ, I have to let you know you're all a bunch of Darwinian primates. (Just hit the link below to get the joke.) I just got back from the September 28, 2010, Dinesh D'Souza/Michael Shermer debate at USF in Tampa. They took questions at the end of the session and I got a chance to ask the following question in front of around a thousand attendees.



The opening…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on September 30, 2010 at 1:01pm — 37 Comments

Theists invalidate their position with evidence

I am reading Christopher Hitchens' book 'god is not Great' and chapter 5 concludes with an obvious but, nonetheless, important point.

Actually, the "leap of faith" - to give it the memorable name that Soren Kierkegaard bestowed upon it - is an imposture. As he himself pointed out, it is not a "leap" that can be made once and for all. It is a leap that has to go on and on being performed, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary. This effort is actually too…

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Added by Tom Thompson on June 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

My Debate with a Recently Converted Theist: "No words will ever persuade me to change my mind... God is not debatable when you believe..."

The Power of Belief:



"So long as a belief in propositions

is regarded as indispensable to salvation,

the pursuit of truth as such is not possible."



Mary Ann Evans, a/k/a George Eliot




A short exchange:



Ryan Batten

if I choose to believe in anything from a god to a stone, no words will…
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Added by Ory Stewart on April 18, 2010 at 6:16pm — 4 Comments

Profiles in Wishy Washy Beliefs: Deepak Chopra

Yesterday, I watched the ABC Nightline debate between Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra featuring Michael Shermer and some crazy lady. The subject of the debate was whether or not God has a future. In reality, the real debate was whether or not Deepak Chopra is trying to be the next L. Ron Hubbard. (Read the rest of this Article)

Added by Staks Rosch on March 24, 2010 at 7:42am — 2 Comments

Debate: muslime vs. ex-muslim on omegle...

It's like they cannot understand basic logic.



Critics have fun, tell me what i did wrong. Cheers, jeers or whatever.











You: sweet
You: are you religious?…
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Added by Karam Gill on March 7, 2010 at 6:11am — 5 Comments

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