Philosophy of Religion
What follows is a list of some essays on religious and philosophical topics, loosely grouped into various categories. Read whatever interests you, and remember to contact me if you should have any questions, comments, or abuse. Also, anyone who wishes to write a rebuttal essay should contact me — I’d be happy to link to it, or post it myself. (Or, in the event that you get tired altogether of boring philosophical verbiage, why not go and check out the Gallery?)
My personal attempt at a “dictionary of philosophy”. Although this project cannot hope to be comprehensive, it may at least serve to clarify some of the more obscure notions and terminology found elsewhere on this site.
Dictionary of Fallacies
Another reference work, meant to complement the Compendium. This work is specifically concerned with naming and describing fallacies — that is, common and seductive errors which tend to creep into many philosophical arguments.
Stupid Philosopher Tricks
Probably not really a “reference” work so much as an editorial comment, but oh well. This is an attempt of mine to categorize and respond to some of the most common specious arguments found in philosophical debate. For the moment, theism and atheism are the only areas covered.
Facts, Values, and Morality
A response to William Lane Craig’s Indispensability of Theological Meta-Ethical Foundations for Morality.
Death and the Meaning of Life
If death is indeed “the end”, is life therefore rendered meaningless? This short essay argues that the answer must be no.
Does Morality Require God?
This essay attacks the popular notion that atheists cannot consistently be moral.
Subjectivism and the Ethics of Tolerance
Examines the notion that ethical subjectivism is the only “tolerant” moral paradigm.
Why I am an Unbeliever
An essay explaining my unbelief in God.
The Rock God Can’t Lift
An essay attempting to, once and for all, kill a “stock” atheistic argument: “can God make a rock He can’t lift?”
The Problem of Evil
Examines the logical Problem of Evil as it relates to traditional Christian theism.
Pseudo-Science and Rationality
An attack on religious pseudo-science — specifically, Young Earth Creationism — on the grounds that it is irrational even from the fundamentalist point of view. Featured on the Secular Web, and boy am I smug about it.