On The alleged crackpottery of Bret Weinstein

Years ago, I watched with dismay as Dr. Bret Weinstein, a professor at Evergreen State College, was chased out of his tenured position by a student led mob calling him a racist and making demands of the administration. He — and unavoidably by proxy his wife, Dr. Heather Heying — became the the prototypical victims […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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Understanding J.K. Rowling

Update: Partway through writing this, I realized the length was getting out of hand. So this will be split into (at least three posts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I have spent the last two weeks watching the world come together denouncing J.K. Rowling for transphobia. My first impression was that this […]

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On The Definition of Faith

For the past couple centuries, if not longer, the writing has been on the wall for the religious. You can’t use reason and evidence to demonstrate to the satisfaction of an outsider that religious claims of the supernatural are true. (This was eloquently outlined in John Loftus’ book The Outsider Test for Faith) It’s no secret […]

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Polite Canadian takes on Presuppositionalists

Without a doubt, the most irritating and frustrating conversation one can have about religion is one with a presuppositionalist. It’s the rather confusing assertion that a pre-requisite for all knowledge claims anywhere ever is a believe in god. It’s another example of apologetics as conversation stopper: you must explain to me how X is possible […]

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