Putting the FUN back in Fundamentalism! (vs. Atheism)


For those that follow this blog only through WordPress, you may have seen the guest post yesterday–a beautiful meditation on spiritual realities that Autumn brings to our minds–and didn’t think much of it. It was pretty and all, but not controversial, right? Not so, on Facebook. A good friend, and Atheist (that we here at … Continue reading Putting the FUN back in Fundamentalism! (vs. Atheism)

“Simplistic Atheism: a final response” by Daniel Bastian [GUEST POST]


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) Well, it seems that we were not in fact done with this little series. After my final post, Daniel chose to take me up on my offer to have the final word (as I normally try to do in exchanges … Continue reading “Simplistic Atheism: a final response” by Daniel Bastian [GUEST POST]

Simplistic Atheism {4}: What could make me an Atheist?


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) In this series of exchanges with my friend Daniel, I’ve tried to argue that his Facebook post on why he is an Atheist expressed an overall view of the world that is too small and too simplistic. I think … Continue reading Simplistic Atheism {4}: What could make me an Atheist?

Simplistic Atheism {3}: The Bible, Miracles, & History


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) We continue our response to Daniel Bastian’s blistering critique of religious belief. Part 1 tried to respond to what seems to be Daniel’s basic understanding of the world, reason, and spirituality. Part 2 focused entirely on his use of … Continue reading Simplistic Atheism {3}: The Bible, Miracles, & History

Simplistic Atheism {2}: Science “versus” Theology


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) I’m doing a little series this week responding to a Facebook post by a friend of mine named Daniel Bastian. He outlined twenty things that would make him change his mind about Atheism. The piece is well-organized and thought … Continue reading Simplistic Atheism {2}: Science “versus” Theology

Simplistic Atheism {1}: a Reason & Spirituality that’s too small


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) Last week a friend of mine named Daniel Bastian posted a well thought-out catalog of the reasons why he is an Atheist (let me know if the link doesn’t work). This list includes items that don’t usually pop up … Continue reading Simplistic Atheism {1}: a Reason & Spirituality that’s too small

Simplistic Christianity leads to Simplistic Atheism: it’s our fault


(Note: These exchanges are now complete. There is a Table of Contents to the discussion now available.) “I walk outside my house, I look around, and it doesn’t seem apparent to me that there is a God. I just don’t feel it. It doesn’t seem to be the natural conclusion of reality when I live life and look … Continue reading Simplistic Christianity leads to Simplistic Atheism: it’s our fault

The New Old New Atheism of Simon Critchley & Others


I have noticed, recently, especially with the waning influence (or at least presence) of the “New Atheists” in the public square, that there has been a shift in the tack that Atheists have taken against Christianity in the past year or so. Philosophical movements generally begin in academia, then find themselves trickling down to the masses … Continue reading The New Old New Atheism of Simon Critchley & Others