All Blog Posts Tagged 'logic' (30)

Morals came from some where.... so they must have came from God!

98% of theists (don't ask where I got those statistics. I don't know.) I've talked to for some reason think this is an end-all good argument, when it really is a poor one.

They usually start out by asking if you believe in good and evil. My answer is yes, with a but. Yes but...people aren't all good or evil. Good and evil are very vague and broad terms, especially the word good. The idea of Good and Evil isn't the same for all people, but generally most people living in the same place… Continue

Added by Hekate Moon on June 29, 2009 at 8:16pm — 5 Comments

No true Scotsman

This was also posted on my skeptical blog, Cubik's Rube.




More colourfully named than most, the "No true Scotsman" logical fallacy is attributed to Anthony Flew, and is named for the example he gave of a potentially offensive racial stereotype named Hamish.



It's a way of sticking to… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on May 12, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Arguments Against the Existence of God

Lots of folks like to assert that you cannot prove a negative, but this is a completely and obviously self-defeating position. We can prove that there are no cows in my apartment right now and that I cannot fly upwards at will or that there are no square circles. We might also point out that some of the most basic principles of logic are stated as negatives like the law of non-contradiction - No proposition can be both true and false at the same time and in the same respect. So, this leads me… Continue

Added by SkeptiChris on March 21, 2009 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

New Blog Post: Three Simple Words (Pt 2)

Again, apologies for just posting the link, but I like to add silly pictures and things like that to my blog post, and I also like the traffic to my site. So here is Part 2: http://larianlequella.com/2009/03/three-simple-words-pt-2.shtml Don't think there will be any more parts unless I have a brainstorm.

Added by Larian LeQuella on March 13, 2009 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Evangelicals going the way of the Dodo?

A very interesting article , and I think Mr. Spencer may be on to something here.



I for one can only hope that their power wains and mainly for the reasons stated in the piece. I am consistently irked by the lack of knowledge that Evangelicals show in the basics of their religion and the bible in perticular.



How can one believe something and not know what belief entails? Well just find the local Evangelical… Continue

Added by Habman on March 11, 2009 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

The virgin Mary wasn't a virgin....

Taken from my blog:



Later this week my religion class is going to be "debating" whether or not Jesus was born of a virgin. I of course am going to say he wasn't, and as practice thought I'd run through my reasons here.



What I think it comes down to is probability. Which is a more probable explanation for crop circles?



A) Aliens with super advanced technology that allows them to travel MILLIONS of light years… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on March 2, 2009 at 12:59pm — 9 Comments

A brilliant tactic used by the religious right



How great is it that every time anyone decides it is not appropriate for the religious right to force their beliefs upon the public at large, specifically other peoples children, they accuse the complainers of doing the exact thing they are being asked to stop?



It's a confusing and brilliant way to argue if you ask me. It's as if you walked into a room and found a man punching a baby and the guy made eye contact, pointed at you and screamed "CHILD ABUSER!"… Continue

Added by Jeremy on January 29, 2009 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

The "Faith" behind Supernatural Assertions

A while back, some friends of mine and I went to see "Religulous" in Indianapolis with the Center for Inquiry. It was a great show, great conversation, and a great time over all.



On the way home, we were discussing the topic of "faith" and what that entails. Key players here were Margaret (sitting in the back seat) and Jon (driving), and myself (passenger seat).



The discussion was whether or not Atheism takes faith.



I have always been of the opinion that Atheism… Continue

Added by Aaron on December 21, 2008 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Why I'm An Atheist, Not An Agnostic

Stumbling around the web, I came across a page at lukeprog.com titled The Arrogance of Atheism. I almost moved on, but then I saw the subtitle: Why I’m an atheist, not an agnostic. Luke writes a page that is simple and concise, yet totally makes sense. I contacted him and asked him if I could share it with you. He said sure, so here it is in its entirety:



The Arrogance… Continue

Added by Neece on August 19, 2008 at 1:09pm — 4 Comments

Hell: grand inauguration spring 2008

Earlier this year Pope Benedict XVI said, "hell is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise the faithful". By contrast, in 1999 Pope John Paul II said hell was, "the ultimate consequence of sin itself. Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy".



According to the catholic dogma of papal infallibility, which… Continue

Added by Rosa on July 21, 2008 at 9:11pm — 7 Comments

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