Category: Atheism

Which Atheist Arguments Should We Stop Using?

Introduction. Previously I have written an article that lists and explains some Common Theistic Fallacies that are often brought up in arguments. As an atheist who is active in several online debate and discussion groups, they are things that I see with exceptional regularity. However, it is unfair to think that it is only the Theists…


Letter To A Concerned Free Thinker 3 – The Great Wager

Dear Thinker. Across your journey of self-enlightenment, you shall meet many a con-man who offers their version of reality in manners that are palpable to your ears. You will meet men who speak eloquently, look sophisticated, and yet hold irrational beliefs based purely on their situation; the situation that chance allowed them to be born…


Aron Ra and the “state” of Texas

              A few of the luckier staff members here at www.answers-in-reason.com(AIR) made the long (because I cant follow GPS directions), arduous and at times perilous (because I was driving) road trip to catch a talk by the magnificent Aron Ra. After getting stuck in rush hour traffic which made snails pace…


Internet atheists, FB debating groups and their spin offs

Internet atheists, FB debating groups and their spin offs   I cut my teeth in online debates in a group called does God exist(DGE) on facebook about 3 years ago. I had been an atheist for a long time but was not active in it in any way. I married a Muslim woman and she tried…


Pascal’s wager vs Ryan’s wager

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher who set a wager. Pascal’s wager is that it is in one’s own best interest to behave as if God exists, since the possibility of eternal punishment in hell outweighs any advantage of believing otherwise. Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be…


Is God A Psychopath?

Is God a Psychopath? Firstly we have to define what it is that we are talking about. The God being addressed in this article is the Abrahamic God of the Bible, and as such, Biblical scripture and commonly held Christian beliefs will be used as evidence to support the case being presented. The term Psychopath…


William Lane Craig 5 arguments for god debunked part 5 of 5 (The Ontological Argument)

The Ontological Argument So here we are m’lords, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we have finally reached the concluding chapter of the debunking of William Lane Craig’s 5 arguments for god debunked. It has been a roller coaster of emotion, well for us here at AIR it has anyway. Last weeks instalment was completed…


Exit Strategy Based on Ethical Principles

  Exit Strategy Based on Ethical Principles When we moved into our house, a neighbor stopped by and said he was hard up and offered cheap labor, I almost yelled, “Deal!” there and then. He was a tremendous help, and we proceeded to get together on occasion, and have tried to become friends, but his religious…


Broken chains: addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus

Addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Salvation through the blood of Jesus, or simply through the sacrifice of Jesus seems to be accepted without question. In the early bible we see the Jewish people had competing religions fighting for membership, with the Bible authors denouncing the abomination of sacrificing the first born child by…


A Meaningless Existence?

Without religion, is life meaningless? As someone who believes that the universe was not created by God, I do not believe in the idea of ‘special creation’. I believe that the universe and life exists simply because conditions happened to be right for them to exist. This means that I do not believe that there…