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Christian Logic

This exchange is real. These words were actually spoken by the Christian apologist, Sye Ten Bruggencate, in his debate with Matt Dillahunty


The Lurid Reservoir of my Mind

Do not delve

{Tonight, or any night}

Into the lurid

Reservoir of my mind

To summon the dregs of thoughts

Framed in self-doubt

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Willful Blindness

“Those who don’t want to see the truth never will.”

That’s the quote I read in my reader earlier today, and it sums up perfectly the idea that persists in fundy circles: Atheists and other people who don’t believe in their God do so only because of some flawed desire. 772 more words


It’s Better than Not Having It: Evolution in a Nutshell

When asked why humans have language, I heard a professor state that “Language evolved because it was beneficial to human flourishing. It was better to have language than to not have language.” This kind of ad hoc reasoning forms the basis of all so-called Natural Selection explanations proffered by secular academics, and indicates the great decline in contemporary thought. 535 more words


"Yellow-dog" naturalism

Mr. Lake was a great teacher, one of my all time favorites — he taught my A. P. Physics class in high school.  He once described himself as a “yellow-dog Democrat,” explaining that he would vote democrat “even if the only Democratic candidate in the running were a yellow dog.” 1,006 more words


Christian Arguments Going In Circles

This post by Captain Cassidy on circular reasoning has had me contemplating the nature of apologist and informal Christian argument in support of religious positions. Frequently I encounter circular reasoning in these arguments. 813 more words


What is Rose Reasoning?

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As you can see from this beautiful picture;

A rose is a wave where the curve loops away from the origin of the graph, before passing back through and continuing with the same process until the shape is eventually closed off by meeting up with the starting point, where it would be tracing over the existing shape if continued.

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