Do Atheists Have a Burden of Proof?
Is atheism just a lack of belief or is it a positive claim about the nature of reality? This is a question which has, in my view, derailed many otherwise productive and interesting conversations.
Neillology Debates: Is Science the Only Way to Know Truth?
“Science is the only philosophical construct we have to determine TRUTH with any degree of reliability.” – Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize Winner (Chemistry) This post is the beginning of a new segment at Neillology where I will share highlights of my debates on various topics of interest to my readers. Enjoy! Is science the only…
Is Morality a Bi-Product of Evolution?
LINK TO PREVIOUS POST AND ADD BACK 3RD OBJECTIVE WITH HYPERLINK HERE. Does evolution show that belief in God is a mere biological adaptation? According to Epstein and many other prominent atheists, yes. In a clearly affectionate tone, Epstein recounts what he says is the story of evolution this way. “from the first multicellular animals,…
Good Without God? The Euthyphro Dilemma
What follows is another excerpt from my recent response paper to Good Without God by Greg Epstein. Here I consider one of the oldest and, in the judgement of many, most formidable objections to the notion that God is necessary for objective morality – The Euthyphro Dilemma. The Euthyphro Dilemma One of the most famous…
Good Without God? The Problem of Evil
What follows is another objection covered in my recent response paper to Good Without God by Greg Epstein. Here I consider what is, in my judgement, the most difficult challenge to belief in an all-loving, perfectly good God: The Problem of Evil. The Problem of Evil In the minds of many, the problem of evil is the…
Neillology Answers: How Did the Books of the New Testament Become Cannon?
In this new video series, I will give a quick answers to important questions and provide links for those interested in further study. This is not intended to be a comprehensive response which requires considerable time and explanation – my goal here is to give you substantive, but high-level, 1-3 minute answers to tough questions.…
Brief: The Purity of the New Testament Text
A brief is a short summary of relevant details within a given source of academic material. The purpose of my research briefs is to aid in the composition of a larger (and more formal) volume. However, I want to include some of them in this blog for those who are looking for a condensed, memorable treatment of…
Neillology Answers: What About All of the Errors in the New Testament?
KEY TAKEAWAYS: Thru standard methods of textual criticism, we can reconstruct the original New Testament documents with 99+% accuracy Because of the extraordinary number of manuscripts, a large number of variants should be expected Far from calling the purity of the text into question, it is this outstanding manuscript evidence that leads to a more…