November 22, 2001Added "Christian Reconstructionism: Threat to Liberty" by Jan Brazill to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
Now we need to be vigilant for another threat against our nation, coming not from overseas terrorists, but from those within who would change the basic structure of our country, modifying it to reflect one narrow religious view.BoardAdded "Believers and Unbelievers" by Charles W. Webb, M.D. to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
"This is a war between Believers and Unbelievers." -- Osama bin Ladin.Added "Monkey Business" by Brandon Seger to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." -- Voltaire.
A short story about the arrival of the evolution chapter at a high school biology class. Along with the teaching of evolution comes the seemingly inevitable conflict with evolution and Creation.Added "The Fire God" by Bryan "Archon" Prim to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
November 12, 2001Added "On the Argument from Quantum Cosmology Against Theism" (1995) by Ned Markosian to the Atheistic Cosmological Argument Page.
In a recent article, Quentin Smith argues that classical theism is inconsistent with certain consequences of Stephen Hawking's quantum cosmology. Although I am not a theist, it seems to me that Smith's argument fails to establish its conclusion. The purpose of this paper is to show what is wrong with Smith's argument.Added "The Theistic God is Dead--A Casualty of Terrorism" (2001) by Bishop John Shelby Spong to the Argument from Evil Page.
The terrorist tragedy will help us step beyond yesterday's God, beyond pious delusions.Added "Why Be a Good Person?" (2001) by Alan Dershowitz to the Morality and Atheism Page.
Since believers submit their choices to cost-benefit analysis, the superlawyer argues that the truly moral person is the atheist who behaves well.
November 11, 2001Added "Summary of the Kurtz-Craig Debate" (2001) by Jeffery Jay Lowder
A summary of the 2001 debate between Paul Kurtz and William Lane Craig on ethics without God.
November 10, 2001Added "Christian Terrorism" by William Edelen to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
My step-daughter works for Planned Parenthood. She asked me to tell my readers about Christian terrorism right here in the United States.Added "The Grace of Reason" by Dr. David Eller to the Agora section of the Kiosk.
Dr. Eller attended the gathering at the Colorado Muslim Society Islamic Center on September 21, 2001. There were hundreds of people of every race and religion (and at least one person of no religion) present to show their support. But support of what exactly?Added "Hookers for Heaven" by Charles W. Webb, M.D. to the Agora section of the Kiosk
Is it wise to trade your freedom of thought for grandiose promises of heaven and barbaric threats of hell?Added "Atheists Tune in 'God Bless America'" by George H. Smith to the Opinions section of the Kiosk
The following op-ed was published by Newsday. A shorter version was also published by "The Oregonian" and possibly other papers, which will sometimes edit a piece they get from another source for reasons of space.
November 09, 2001Added two critical reviews of Lee Strobel's The Case For Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity as follows:
Added "Thank God I'm Agnostic" by Teresa Perrin to the Agora section of the Kiosk
In defense of agnosticism: not just a weak-kneed, on-the-fence version of atheism.
See "What's New? " for past months.