Thursday 17 March 2011

Burnee links for Thursday

Stephen Law: Steven Pool exchange with myself
Stephen Law responds to a frivolous and lazy review.

WTF Bible Stories: Rape, Marriage, and Circumcision | Godless Girl
A heartwarming story from Genesis.

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 23, 2011
Yeah, go for it. At the very least the Vatican must be made to realise that these things cannot be swept under the carpet.

God and Disaster - A C Grayling - -
In the light of the Japan earthquake, A. C. Grayling channels Epicurus.

It does no work because it purportedly does all work - Butterflies and Wheels
This is so true. I've been aware of this friendly debate going on between people I admire, and made a note to catch up on it. Ophelia Benson's summary in this post makes me want to read the whole thing forthwith.

Why Plantinga didn’t solve the problem of evil: the short version | The Uncredible Hallq
I've not read Plantinga on evil — my encounter with his Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism was enough to put me off. But I'm glad someone is calling him to account. That someone is Chris Hallquist, and his previous post on William Lane Craig is worth reading too:
William Lane Craig is a charlatan | The Uncredible Hallq