Archive for May, 2010

Is It Wrong to Be Bigoted?

Statement People of my race should have nothing to do with people of certain other races. Q1 Analysis This statement does not seem to be a Q1 violation so long as "race" is being rigorously defined. Q2 Analysis This statement does not violate Q2 so long as you do not mind people judging you on […]

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:11 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: 2Q

A challenge to intelligent design

Proponents of creationism or intelligent design generally want to demonstrate that their beliefs are not in conflict with scientific evidence, either by incorporating some interpretation of the evidence into their worldview or arguing that the evidence is misleading or otherwise doesn’t exist. Genetics offers immensely significant evidence that evolution occurs. For example, it can be […]

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 9:44 am by ideclare · Permalink · 15 Comments
In: Evolution

Should Life Be Fair?

Statement You have to treat people fairly. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation so long as "fair" is carefully defined. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation if you would want others to treat you fairly and your definition of "fair" is acceptable to others. Discussion We’ve all heard phrases relating to […]

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 10:10 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: 2Q

A wide variety of arguments

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: The universe came into existence at a point in the distant past. Nothing can come into existence, though, unless there is something to bring it into existence; nothing comes from nothing. There must therefore be some being outside of the universe that caused the universe to exist. This argument, if […]

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 6 Comments
In: Evidence

Rape: not so bad?

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: As I predicted you like banging the rape drum. Yes, I know that rape is bad but you have to admit that there are a lot of worse things, like terminal disease, loss of a limb, or despair. I know it’s humiliating but when it’s over it’s over, not like […]

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 7:05 am by ideclare · Permalink · 40 Comments
In: Morality

Rape: not so bad?

From the IAmAnAtheist feedback form: You made fun of what I said about Christian women rather being raped than commit murder by saying that I haven’t asked a lot of women about this. That was snide but it didn’t answer my point, which is that rape doesn’t justify murder. Rape is nasty and it’s a […]

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 105 Comments
In: Morality

What is murder?

Your question about how Thou shalt not kill is understood by Christians is loaded with misunderstanding. In the first place, no Christians think it says kill, we all know it says murder. Atheists want it to say kill because then they can come back with “clever” comebacks like why aren’t all Christians vegetarians or can […]

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Morality

Reason isn’t Christian?

Your insistence on nitpicking religious people’s heartfelt beliefs with analysis is not Biblical and wrong. The Bible doesn’t say anything about “2Q” or “don’t contradict” or “would I condemn’. These are atheist ideas that are not of any use to Christians. A Christian knows in His heart what the truth is and needs nothing more. […]

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 7:19 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Interesting converstation about knowledge and God

For those of you who have missed it, there’s an interesting conversation going on in the comments to the “Tough Questions About the Bible” tract post. I welcome everyone’s input!

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Uncategorized

Is Faith Justified?

Statement Some things must be taken on faith. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you define what things must be taken on faith but sometimes don’t take those things on faith. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation unless you don’t allow others to require that similar things be taken on […]

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:10 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q