Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is the co-founder and past President of Internet Infidels, Inc., an international coalition of non-theists dedicated to promoting and defending a naturalistic worldview on the Internet.

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In Defense of an Evidential Argument from Evil: A Reply to William Lane Craig

In a popular article about general arguments from evil against the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and perfectly good God, William Lane Craig raises objections to such arguments that are consistent with those he earlier raised against Paul Draper’s evidential pain-and-pleasure argument from evil in an oral debate with Draper in 1998. In this article Jeffrey Jay Lowder considers whether Craig’s points have any force in rebutting Draper’s writings on his pain-and-pleasure argument, ultimately concluding that they leave Draper’s argument unscathed.

Free Advertising Isn’t the Point

Related documents:  “The Rest of the Story” (2002) by Jeffery Jay Lowder Lowder’s review of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. On July 13, 2000, I happened to be flipping through radio stations when I stumbled upon a talk radio show with a voice familiar to me. As luck would have it, it was Lee […]

David Noebel on Atheism and Biological Evolution

A critical notice of David Noebel’s book, Understanding the Times. I assess in detail Noebel’s objections to atheism and biological evolution. Along the way I discuss such diverse topics as the argument from reasonable nonbelief, cosmic vs. personal meaning, methodological naturalism, abiogenesis and the origin of life, whether natural selection is a tautology, beneficial mutations, the fossil record, and punctuated equilibrium.

Is “Freethinker” Synonymous with Nontheist?

Updated: October 13, 2001 In this column, I want to consider two distinct but closely related questions: (1) can a theist be a freethinker?; and (2) are all nontheists freethinkers? I shall argue that the answer to (1) is “yes” and the answer to (2) is “no.” I shall then argue that nontheists should stop […]

Atheism and Society

A discussion of the position of atheism within today’s society–including how it affects people’s day-to-day relationships. Particularly recommended if you’re an atheist or agnostic.

Is a Sound Argument for the Nonexistence of a God Even Possible?

A common objection to atheism–one stated by many scholars and laymen, theists and nontheists–is that it is impossible to prove the nonexistence of God. Yet there are actually two ways to prove the nonexistence of something. One way is to prove that it cannot exist because its very concept is self-contradictory (e.g., square circles, married bachelors, etc.). The other way is by carefully looking and seeing. Both of these methods can and have been used to disprove various conceptions of God.

Jeff Lowder Jury

The Jury Is In The Ruling on McDowell’s “Evidence” Jeffery Jay Lowder (editor) Introduction (1997) by Jeffery Jay Lowder Josh McDowell’s Evidence That Demands a Verdict (hereafter, “ETDAV“) is arguably one of the most influential Christian apologetic books today. The purpose of Jury shall be to evaluate how well it does. Chapter 1. The Uniqueness […]

“Secular” Does Not Mean “Atheistic”

onday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in a Texas case that public schools cannot allow student-led prayer before high school football games. Reaction to this ruling among believers has been mixed.  While some believers (especially those who belong to minority faiths) welcomed the ruling as a reinforcement in the wall of separation of state […]