Philosophical Arguments For God


The cultural smokescreen which obscures God.

smokescreen which obscures God

Like fish who do not realize they are swimming in water, we can easily fail to perceive the extent to which culture shapes, and often distorts, our perception of the world. In our culture, male babies wear blue, and female babies wear pink. And typically, only women wear skirts. But is there something intrinsically  feminine…

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Atheist fallacy #4: Straw man fallacy

straw man fallacy

Refuting a distorted or misrepresented version of someone’s logical argument is usually much easier than responding to that person’s actual argument. And considering that we live in a culture which places such importance upon convenience, it is not surprising that this logical fallacy, known as a straw man fallacy, is so prevalent in atheist argumentation….

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Atheist fallacy #2: Equivocation fallacy

equivocation

“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” …quipped comedian Groucho Marx. Humor can be achieved with an equivocation, which is the use of two different meanings of a term, as if they were the same. In Marx’s joke, the second usage of the term institution is a reference to…

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Atheist fallacies (installment #1)

atheist logical fallacies

“Believing in God is like believing in the Easter Bunny, fairies, goblins, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster!” Such claims are extremely abundant on the internet, and in books by atheist science popularizers such as Richard Dawkins. But to be an effective critical thinker, one must learn to quickly spot logical fallacies, such as the two…

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Why scientific consensus is useless (at best).

scientific consensus is useless

“I would remind you to notice where the claim of consensus is invoked. Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=mc2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to…

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Is belief in God unscientific?

Is belief in God unscientific?

Despite what popular culture seems to believe, there is no way to logically discern science from pseudo-science. This is a very big problem for atheists who try to promote their worldview as “scientific,” whereas belief in God is “unscientific.”

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