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March 26, 2011
Added Questions of Existence and the Modal Cosmological Argument (2011) by Ryan Stringer to the Cosmological Arguments page under Theistic Arguments in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library.
In this paper Ryan Stringer assesses a modal version of the cosmological argument that is motivated by the so-called "questions of existence." He begins by formulating the argument before offering a critical assessment of it. Specifically, he argues that it not only fails as a proof of the existence of God, but that it is not even rationally acceptable. He concludes that it does not provide rational justification for belief in God.
March 12, 2011
A humorous, irreverent and succinct look at the (inexplicable?) history of Christianity.
March 6, 2011
The existence of God is a subject that has occupied individual thinkers and entire schools of philosophy for thousands of years, and it remains one of the greatest debates of our day. In The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers, John Shook, Director of Education and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry, and a self-professed "fair and open-minded skeptic," explains prominent arguments about God's existence in a nontechnical manner and justly analyzes the chances of their success. Shook challenges believers and nonbelievers alike to engage in an informed dialogue about the existence of God.