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September 16, 2021

Added the fifth Freethinker Podcast YouTube interview with Bob Seidensticker (2021) (Off Site) to the Christian Worldview page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library In this twenty-minute dialog, host and Internet Infidels social media manager Edouard Tahmizian talks with Bob Seidensticker, a retired Microsoft computer programmer and blogger for the last decade at the […]

September 8, 2021

Added the fourth Freethinker Podcast YouTube interview with David Madison (2021) (Off Site) to the Biblical Criticism page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this half-hour long dialog, Edouard Tahmizian (host and board member of Internet Infidels) talks with Dr. David Madison, a pastor-turned-atheist who received his Ph.D. in biblical studies from Boston University School of Theology, Madison recounts how […]

September 7, 2021

Added the third Freethinker Podcast YouTube interview with David Fitzgerald (2021) (Off Site) to the Historicity of Jesus page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this half-hour dialog with Jesus mythicist David Fitzgerald, a one-time member of the now defunct Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion, host Edouard Tahmizian explores Fitzgerald’s reasons for denying the historicity of Jesus, which […]

September 3, 2021

Introducing the Secular Web’s first Freethinker Podcast interview on YouTube: an interview with James McGrath (2021) (Off Site) added to the Christian Worldview page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this 45-minute dialog with Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Literature at Butler University, […]

August 31, 2021

Added God is Not the Source of Morality (2010) by Raymond D. Bradley to the Moral Arguments and Divine Command Theory pages under Arguments for the Existence of a God in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this overview of why we should accept that God is not the source of […]

August 17, 2021

Added Worse than Even Our Greatest Fears: A Two-Thirds Religious Right Majority on the Supreme Court (2021) (Off Site) by Edward Tabash to the Religious Discrimination and Government Promotion of Religion page under the Separation of Church and State page in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this nearly hour-long speech to […]

July 31, 2021

Added Does the God of Evangelical Christianity Exist? The Drange-McHugh Debate (2003-2004) [ Index ] by Theodore M. Drange and Christopher McHugh to the Atheism: Debates and Theistic Arguments: Debates pages in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. The “lost” Drange-McHugh debate on the existence of the God of evangelical Christianity was originally conducted […]

June 30, 2021

Added The Failure of Mathematical Formulations of Hume’s Maxim (2021) by Stephen Nygaard to the Argument from Miracles and Resurrection pages in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. Several commentators have attempted to reduce Hume’s maxim about miracles to a formula in the language of probability theory. This paper examines two such […]

June 19, 2021

New in the Kiosk: On the Existence of Barbers and God (2021) by James R. Henderson A popular advocacy video on YouTube attempting to rebut arguments from evil has been disseminating among Christian religious organizations for about a decade. In an attempt to show that arguments from evil for the nonexistence of God fail, the […]

May 31, 2021

Added The Origins of the Beginning (2021) by Jason Gibson to the Biblical Criticism page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. Up to the present day, a large number of the followers of Abrahamic religions have insisted that the accounts of creation found in the book of Genesis are […]

May 6, 2021

This National Day of Reason, give Enlightenment values a voice in a world drowning in alternative “facts” by pitching in to help keep the Secular Web online today! Honor reason by encouraging others to give proper weight to vetted claims. Honor science by always testing, testing, testing claims against the evidence. Honor critical thinking by […]

April 30, 2021

Added Why Religious Experience Cannot Justify Religious Belief (2020) by David Kyle Johnson to the Religious Experience page under Arguments for the Existence of a God in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this article David Kyle Johnson argues that both the diversity of religious experiences and natural explanations for them […]

March 31, 2021

Added Science, Morality, and the Death of God (2021) by Raymond D. Bradley to the Naturalism page under Nontheism, the Evidential Arguments from Evil page under Arguments for Atheism, the Argument to Design and Argument from Holy Scripture pages under Arguments for the Existence of a God, the Creationism page, and the Biblical Criticism page […]

February 28, 2021

New in the Kiosk: Dating the Exodus: A Historical Conundrum (2021) by Robert Shaw The story of Moses and the Exodus continues to be seen as a historical fact by many Americans, and its events are commemorated with a ‘Seder’ meal in over a million households every year. In this article, Robert Shaw considers whether […]

January 31, 2021

Added Review of The Case against Miracles (2020) by Gregory Michna to the Argument from Miracles, Resurrection, and Christian Apologetics and Apologists pages in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In The Case Against Miracles, John Loftus continues his counterapologetic project by focusing on miracle claims. Although ostensibly a multicontributor response to […]

December 21, 2020

Give the Gift of Secularism. We have been molding minds for a quarter century. You made this possible. Thank you! Help us continue to undo the damage wrought by millenia of dogma by pitching in to keep the Secular Web online today. Added a substantially revised edition of The Case Against Faith: A Critical Look […]

November 30, 2020

Added Better Never to Have Created: A New Logical Problem of Evil (2020) by Horia Plugaru to the Logical Arguments from Evil page under Arguments for Atheism in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this paper Horia Plugaru argues that theism is necessarily false because attributes usually ascribed to God, such […]

October 31, 2020

Added Why God Does Not Exist Because This World Does (2020) by Richard Schoenig to the to the Evidential Arguments from Evil page under Arguments for Atheism in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. Two of the most salient beliefs that most theists hold are that God is maximally good and loving, […]

September 30, 2020

Added No Better than Strobel: A Reply to God and Science’s Case for Faith (2020) by Paul Doland to the Christian Apologetics and Apologists, Christian Worldview, Arguments for the Existence of God: Reviews/Critiques, Faith and Reason, Argument from Miracles, Creationism, and Logical Argument from Evil pages in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web […]

August 31, 2020

Added God is Either the Efficient or Final Cause of Evil (2020) by Edouard Tahmizian to the to the Evidential Arguments from Evil page under Arguments for Atheism, the William Lane Craig and R. C. Sproul pages under Christian Apologetics and Apologists, and the Christian Worldview page under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of […]

July 31, 2020

Added The Justified Lie by the Johannine Jesus in its Greco-Roman-Jewish Context (2020) by John MacDonald to the Biblical Criticism and Character of Jesus pages under Christianity in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. In this article John MacDonald examines the possible lie by Jesus in John 7:8-10. The article begins by […]

June 30, 2020

Added The Moral Argument for God’s Existence, the Natural Moral Law, and Conservative Metaphysical Naturalism (2004) by Arnold T. Guminski to the Moral Arguments page under Arguments for the Existence of a God, the Naturalism page under Nontheism, and the William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland, and Paul Copan pages under Christian Apologetics and Apologists […]

June 14, 2020

New in the Kiosk: Religion as Parasite, Parasite as Religion (2020) by Anthony Campbell Skeptics sometimes describe religion as a parasite on the human mind. In this article, Anthony Campbell looks at some of the implications of this way of thinking for understanding religion. He then considers whether biological parasitism may literally play a part […]

May 31, 2020

Added Two Varieties of ‘Possible’ and the Ontological Argument (2020) by James Henderson to the Ontological Arguments page under Arguments for the Existence of a God in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. The ontological argument for the existence of God has a long and well-discussed history. First clearly articulated by St. […]

April 30, 2020

Added Same Old, Same Old: Dallas Willard and the Unending Quest to Prove the Existence of God (2020) by Keith Parsons to the Theistic Cosmological Arguments and Argument to Design pages under Arguments for the Existence of a God, as well as the Biblical Criticism page under Christianity and the Dallas Willard section of Criticisms […]

March 31, 2020

New in the Kiosk: Thank God for the Atheist (2020) by H. J. van der Meer In this article, H. J. van der Meer points out that although much of the world believes in some sort of divine being(s), believers seem perfectly happy to use scientific creations like modern medicines, artificial fertilizers, or mobile phones. […]

March 16, 2020

Added Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Against Religious Discrimination (2020) (PDF) by Edward Tabash to the Religious Discrimination and Government Promotion of Religion page under the Separation of Church and State page in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. Edward Tabash and Center for Inquiry attorney Nicholas J. Little just […]

February 29, 2020

Added The Argument from Reason: C. S. Lewis’ Fundamental Mistakes (2020) by David Kyle Johnson to the Argument from Reason page under Arguments for the Existence of a God, as well as the Naturalism page and C. S. Lewis page under Christian Apologetics and Apologists, in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. […]

January 31, 2020

Added The Presumption of Atheism Revisited (2020) by Charles Echelbarger to the Evidentialism: Atheism, Theism, and the Burden of Proof page under Atheism and the Other Theistic Arguments page under Theism in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library. Whether deserved or not, Antony Flew acquired a reputation for wrongheadedly using Karl Popper’s […]

January 12, 2020

Updated the Call for Papers page entries on Atheism and Theistic Arguments and added about two dozen books of interest for review. Added books of interest surveying arguments for and against the existence of God, distinguishing science from pseudoscience, characterizing the relationship between science and religion, railing against “scientism,” defending evolutionary biology, arguing for and […]