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September 25, 2010

Added Omniscience and Learning (2010) by Ryan Stringer to the Logical Arguments for Atheism page under Arguments for Atheism in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library.

If God is omniscient, it seems that he would have to know what it is like to learn. However, in order to know what it is like to learn, one must have learned something. This entails that at one time we were in a state of not-knowing a thing that was learned, then experienced what it is like to learn. But if God is essentially omniscient, he always is and has been omniscient, so was never in a state of not-knowing. Because being in a state of not-knowing is necessary to know what it is like to learn, we would seem to have to say that God does not know what it is like to learn. But this contradicts the original claim that he does know this based on his omniscience. Thus, it seems that God's omniscience generates a contradiction. Consequently an omniscient God cannot exist.


September 20, 2010

New in the Kiosk: The Conjugation of Church and State (2010) by Aaron Kappel

"Most religious individuals have the best intentions at heart, and truly believe that their god and their way of life is what is best for everyone; if these ideals become law they will only end up alienating and incriminating the innocent."


September 15, 2010

New in the Bookstore: Doubting Jesus' Resurrection: What Happened in the Black Box? (2010) by Kris D. Komarnitsky.

This book considers the historical veracity of Jesus' resurrection with special emphasis on the rise of the earliest known Christian beliefs and traditions: Jesus died for our sins, was raised on the third day, and appeared to many people (1 Corinthians 15:3-7). "A Great Introduction to the Topic.


September 4, 2010

Some of the best documents on the Secular Web have been translated into Spanish on our No creyentes website.

There are eighteen different Spanish-speaking countries in the world. Christianity is the dominant religion in these countries, particularly Catholicism. In light of this we have procured Spanish translations of a number of key Secular Web articles in order to provide information about some of the most compelling reasons for nonbelief, information that is difficult to find in most of these parts of the world. Translated articles cover topics such as myths and misconceptions about atheism, arguments for atheism, atheism and the meaning of life, whether there is life after death, the empirical grounds for metaphysical naturalism, science and religion, criticisms of arguments for the existence of God, and arguments against the central tenets of Christianity. Special thanks goes to our translators for making this project possible!

 


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