Tag: theism

God is Dead – SciPhi

‘God is Dead…’ “God is dead, and we have killed him”. Or so Nietzsche’s madman proclaimed. As atheism becomes more popular, Nietzsche’s madman becomes more relevant. We discuss the madman’s words, and how they relate to atheism in the modern-day. Many people misunderstand what Nietzche was trying to say with his ‘God is Dead’ statement, so we hope to clear this up as well as addressing a number of issues, good works, or lack of, being done by theistic and…


Propositional Logic and Beliefs – Fresh AiR – S03:E02:C01 (VIDEO)

Propositional Logic and Beliefs Season 3 is all about trying something new. As you might have seen we have been running the SciPhi show on YouTube but in the background we have been planning and producing a bigger and better season 3 for you. Our last episode was on scepticism, and ties in nicely with tonight’s release on logic and belief. What’s also new is this is not only an AUDIO podcast but also available as a VIDEO, not to…


Atheists, Atheism, and Ambiguity

Introduction An argument that I often hear is that ‘lack of belief in God’ and ‘do not believe God exists’ are the same thing.  Or the argument that ‘Just because I do not believe Y does not mean that I believe X’.  I will say outright now that I tend to agree with this, with some caveats.  You see, it is not always the case that these statements are true.  It all depends on the conversation being had, and the…


Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi 002 [Video]

Dave and Joe run through Godless Mom’s (aka Courtney Heard) article ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ noting there is a lot of common contemporary atheists statements in it. One of the common ones is ‘Atheism is only a lack of belief in God’ and ‘If you think it is anything more than you’re talking about something else’ to which Dave provides a number of resources that show that isn’t the ONLY definition of atheism, but is ONE of the…


Why should we use the rules of logic?

I have written a few articles recently speaking of logic, propositions, and beliefs. Some folks agree, and others do not, so I thought I would expand on why I believe we should be using the rules of logic. In CMT5 – I don’t believe, I tried to explain the difference between how folks used the term normatively and descriptively. I think there could be confusion around what those terms mean in the first place so let’s start there. The difference…


Fresh AiR – S01:E05 – Belief, Truth, and Knowledge

Tonight, we are going to discuss Belief, Knowledge and Truth, and how they can interact with each other and reality. Definitions of Belief, Truth, and Knowledge Belief A proposition you accept as/believe to be true. This does not define whether the belief is rational or not, nor does it define the strength, it simply demonstrates a positive attitude towards a particular proposition. Truth The quality or state of being true. That which is true or in accordance with fact and/or…


Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 2: Theism, Atheism, Agnosticism

Often in debate folks identify their position as one of the 3; Theist, Atheist, Agnostic. Some folks will sometimes use a combination e.g. Agnostic Atheist/Weak Atheist. It might surprise you, as it did me, that some of the definitions of terms we use are not strictly accurate, or at least logical. Language does indeed evolve, there is a difference between how these terms are used colloquially, and how one might use it at an academic level. Consider how ‘theory’ might…


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 from article readings to interactive shows. These will be available; both on the site and all popular podcasting syndicates. https://answers-in-reason.com/feed/podcast What is a Fallacy? Fallacy: a…