Responding to Atheism with Strength . . . or Weakness?

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The Portable Atheist features an essay by Emma Goldman, a Russian-born “anarchist” who was deported from the US in 1919. She writes, The God idea express[es] a sort of spiritualistic stimulus to satisfy the fads and fancies of every shade of human weakness. Atheists often paint belief in God as weakness: Weakness of heart in that we lack the courage to face …

Atheism part 8 (give or take): Reason vs. Superstition

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One of my atheist friends accuses me of looking at the arguments for and against God from a biased standpoint, that is, through rose-colored glasses. He thinks I presuppose God before the arguments are in. Such presupposing is called “begging the question,” a known logical fallacy. He further insists that if I were to examine the evidence and arguments from a …