“Universe,” Kalam, and Equivocation

Originally posted on Debunking William Lane Craig:
The second premise of the Kalam Cosmological Argument states, “the universe began to exist,” where William Lane Craig defines “universe” as “the whole of material reality.” This definition is important to the Kalam argument because it serves as a linchpin for Craig to argue that the universe must…

A Review of the Marist Brothers (Or: I Teach Therefore I Abuse)

Originally posted on lewisblayse.net:
The Marist Brothers is a world-wide Catholic Church order, noted for its role in teaching at primary and secondary school levels. Many of its “teachers” entered the order as teenagers, and gained their first teaching appointment while still teenagers. They are “trained” internally, and their qualifications would be rejected by…

National Review pronounces the death of New Atheism

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
 National Review, founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley, Jr., was a widely read magazine—probably the most important such organ for American conservatives. It has an online version, and I really should be reading it (all of us should read at least one site or magazine that opposes…