Tag: Debate

Fresh AiR – S01:E06 – Reason and Rationality

In the last episode of the season we thought it prudent to cover reason as it is our namesake. What better to pair with reason, other than rationality? Show Contents We have a full house tonight, with Dave, Martijn, Kriss, Andy and Joe in tow. DefinitionsReasons to believe, and if they are rational or irrationalAltruism/RHBDiversionsThought…


Fresh AiR – S01:E01 – Atheism and Atheists

Welcome to the first Fresh AiR Podcast! We got together to do a sound check and after half an hour of laughing and discussing various topics we decided to just hit record and enjoy the conversation! As such, this show is a little bit of a mish mash so please forgive a few mind blanks…


Religious Apologetics – The Science of Excuses

Defining Apologetics Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the faith. The simplicity of this definition, however, masks the complexity of the problem of defining apologetics. It turns out that a diversity of approaches has been taken to defining the meaning, scope, and purpose of apologetics. From Apologia to Apologetics The word “apologetics”…


Changing A Mind: Respect Matters

“Ridiculous beliefs deserve ridicule…” Introduction For those atheists that discuss and debate religion, we should ask ourselves what the purpose behind it is. Why do we do the things we do? For the Christian evangelist, or the Muslim performing Da’wah, this is a simple question to answer. They do it because they are attempting to…


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…


Conversations with Theists – Volume 1: Mind Gymnastics and Tenuous Links to God’s Existence

Why have conversations with theists? It can be interesting to talk to people about their beliefs. It is always good to go in with an open mind. You can learn a lot, even if you are well versed on their religion. Whilst I find engaging in debate generally fruitless I occasionally jump in to conversations…