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Why Faith Claims Should Be 'Corrected': A Professor's Argument

340 Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 12:04:53 (EST)

Professor Peter Boghossian of Portland State University believes that when a student makes a faith claim in a classroom, it is the professor's duty to tell them they're wrong. Because faith claims are not empirical or testable, professors should stop treating such claims with kid gloves and start corrected the...

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A Conversation With Dr. Alvin Platinga

6 Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 08:23:29 (EST)

Dr. Alvin Plantinga has been writing and lecturing on religious belief for over fifty years and has had a tremendous amount of influence on how we think about faith. His influence has been so extensive that Christianity Today recently called him "the greatest philosopher of the last century" and "the...

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The Conspiracy Against Free Will

Posted August 3, 2011 | 01:52:42 (EST)

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd wonder whether science is out to systematically destroy religion one idea at a time. Over the last few centuries, when the church has gone head to head with science, the church hasn't done so well. Now we're here at the beginning of the...

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Protesting Protestantism: Why Religion Must Continue To Change

Posted May 4, 2011 | 22:36:53 (EST)

Easter has come and gone. It's not uncommon around holidays like Easter for religion to get a reprieve. Christians, rightly, recognize that at least Easter remains their holiday. A relative recently forwarded a rather friendly article printed in USA Today. The article is friendly, but it also carries...

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What's So New About the New Atheism?

Posted February 18, 2011 | 15:00:00 (EST)

The editors of Wired magazine in 2006 used the term "new" to describe the atheistic movement initiated by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris. I think they were right. In a recent article for The Huffington Post, I made the claim that religious belief in...

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Religion is Evolving Before Our Eyes

Posted February 10, 2011 | 21:26:36 (EST)

The face of religion in the United States is changing dramatically. Formal religion is constantly evolving but every so often there is a mutation, or set of mutations, so great that a new species is formed. I believe we're at the cusp of one of those changes.

This seismic...

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