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Reason in the Face of Public Opinion

As a site that promotes reason, we often find we are against popular public opinions. Even though we are atheists by one definition or another, it is often our fellow atheists we are trying to reason with. There are a lot of common opinions many people hold, and they seem to be ingrained within the…


Is That Really a Fallacy?

On a recent podcast, I made a comment that most things that could be considered a fallacy could also not be fallacious. There are some that argue these things are always fallacious. This post hopes to explore a number of common fallacies and see if they are always fallacies, and also when folks might erroneously…


Definitional Problems with Lacking Belief

It is commonplace to hear these terms Agnostic/Gnostic as a modifier to atheism these days rather than Agnostic being that withholding judgment position. Please note, atheism and agnosticism are polysemous, and language is defined through common use. What I hope to do is draw your attention to the difference between the colloquial definitions and the normative ones….


Bad Atheist Arguments – Vol: 03 – Philosophy and Fallacies

The 3rd in the Bad Atheist Arguments series is now here. Having covered the ‘Bible and Evidence‘ in volume 1, and ‘Beliefs and Propositional Logic‘ in volume 2, I felt it time to address philosophy, fallacies, and general errors in our reasoning. Whilst there are a number of common theistic fallacies, we atheists forget sometimes…


Common Theistic Fallacies

‘Common Theistic Fallacies’ was not only one of Kriss Pyke’s first articles on Answers In Reason but one of the very founding articles. Podcasting I’ve been eager to get back in to podcasting and radio and felt ‘Common Theistic Fallacies’ a great article to start on. Answers in Reason will be offering a number of podcasts…


Common Theistic Fallacies

In this article we will address some of the common Fallacies that are used by Theists in arguments. An important point to be made about fallacies is that it does NOT automatically mean that someone is wrong. It means that the formulation of their argument is wrong, and that we can dismiss that argument until…