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Infinity, God, Vic Stenger and James A. Lindsay

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Featured, Mathematics, Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Podcast | 0 comments

The Malcontent's Gambit podcast has recently hosted an interview of author James A. Lindsay who authored God, God, God: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly (a book which I myself edited). The late Vic Stenger kindly wrote the foreword, and James talks much about infinity, God, and Voc Stenger too in this really interesting interview.

Moral Panics: Thoughts on Immigration

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Featured, Philosophy, Politics | 19 comments

There are many posts presently here at SIN written, or in the pipeline, on our series concerning moral panic, and nothing promotes moral panic quite as much as immigration. Immigration is a hot topic, particularly in the UK, where I live, but also within the wider context of Europe (and pretty much anywhere). There are literally boat loads of people from Africa and the eastern end of the Mediterranean who are hitting the shores of Italy and Spain in waves of thousand upon thousand. Often, the end destination is seen as the UK with its perceived soft touch welfare system.

Why Skeptical Theism Fails

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Featured, Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Problem of Evil, Skepticism | 25 comments

The Problem of Evil is a powerful argument which takes its form in various ways, both the logical and evidential format. I was watching a video debate on the problem of evil and animal suffering between Michael Murry and Daniel Breyer. I really enjoyed it. I don't buy the skeptical theistic approach, but, as Breyer said, if I was a theist, that would have to be the approach I would take to the claim of gratuitous evil.

The Young Atheist’s Handbook sent to every school library in Northern Ireland

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Atheism, Education, Featured, Humanism, Secularism | 3 comments

Today the British Humanist Association (BHA) is sending every state-funded secondary school library in Northern Ireland a copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God. The initiative, funded entirely by public donations, is part of the BHA’s work to ensure that young people have access to resources that enable them to come to their own decisions about their values and beliefs.