How Can Morals Be Both Invented and True?

After my post on Timothy Keller’s bewilderment at how atheists can have and justify morals and civil rights, many Christians struggled to understand the point, that morals and rights are totally made up, just like language and wheels and eyeglasses and laws, and at the very same time also capable of being objectively, factually, better…

Learn the Best Ways to Refute Christian Apologetics!

Come be my student next month! My online course for September is “Counter-Apologetics: Learning the Best Ways to Refute Arguments for God.” It includes special advice on arguing against Islam as well as both liberal and conservative Christianity, tips and tactics of in-person and online argument and debate, the most effective way to frame ten…

Timothy Keller: Dishonest Reasons for God (Chapter 8)

I began my critique of Keller’s The Reason for God with an exposé of everything up through Chapter 1, then Chapter 2, Chapters 3 through 5, Chapter 6, and Chapter 7. Here I will cover Chapter 8—and some material he adds in between Chapters 7 and 8. Next will be Chapter 9. I’ll continue to…

Plantinga’s Tiger and Other Stupid Shit

In the course of composing my critical series of Timothy Keller’s Reason for God, I noticed his reliance on that awful philosopher Alvin Plantinga at a key point, warranted an article all it’s own. It’s an argument you’ll have heard many times before, and will continue to hear from science-illiterate Christians. So it’s worth having…

Want Me to Visit Your Town in California? Here’s How!

This October I have two engagements in California a couple weeks or so apart (in Sacramento and Fresno, details here). I’d love to do talks or pubmeets elsewhere in the state in between (or after). So anyone in California who wants me to appear in their town: if you can put me up for the…

See You at the Sacramento Freethought Day & Fresno Heretics BBQ!

This October I’ll be speaking and tabling at two major events: Sacramento’s 16th annual California Freethought Day Festival is happening this October 15 (Sunday), with a VIP donors party the night before (which I shall also attend). I’ll be tabling all day selling my whole catalog of books (and I might even have stock of…

Update: My Event in Waterloo Has Changed!

Change of plans for my Waterloo, Ontario, stop on August 25 (Friday) for my Mighty Canada Tour: I will not be at the Games on Tap Board Game Café that evening (but I might be that afternoon: if you are still interested in gaming then, message me on Facebook). Instead, I will be speaking &…