François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), known by his pen-name, Voltaire, is reported to have said, “I don’t believe in God, but I hope my valet does so he won’t steal my spoons.” For many atheists, holding to religious tenets, at least for other people, is practical because it keeps them from stealing their stuff. In the spirit […]
Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris are often described as the “Unholy Trinity of Atheism.” When you add Daniel C. Dennett to the mix, the Unholy Trinity becomes the Four Horsemen of the New Atheism. Even in their atheism these atheists can’t escape religion. They are defined by religion. Even the name ‘atheist’ […]
Filmmaker Darren Doane, joins Gary to talk about his work with the Zac Brown Band, as well as the recently published study guide to his documentary, “Collision.” The documentary follows, atheist, Christopher Hitchens, and Christian apologist, Douglas Wilson on their four day debate over the question – is Christianity good for the world? “Collision: The […]
In case you haven’t heard, professional loudmouth and political boor Bill Maher has recently been awarded a star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame.” Maher, who is basically known for opposing all things conservative, took the opportunity to thank the people who made his star possible. Although he thought he was making a joke when he thanked […]
In a recent interview with The New York Times Magazine, Chuck Colson was asked what he believed was the greatest misconception about Christians. His response was: “That we are intolerant. Christianity has deep convictions about what is true, but I don’t think Christians should impose themselves on people. My greatest concern is theocracy.” Now I […]
Darren Doane, the director of Collision, a debate between atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian Douglas Wilson, has an up close and personal interview with Kirk Cameron. Cameron’s comments on there being “no neutral zone” is key to all that we do.
Atheists are publicly opposing the oppressive nature of Mother Teresa stamps. Wait, what? The idea is Mother Teresa, a religious figure, as a symbol produced on the U.S. Postal Service materials is infringing on religious laws. What is the world coming to? Gary DeMar exposes the hypocrisy of the atheists as their own religious value system is branded on American stamps. Where’s atheists equality?
Why is the topic “Does God Exist?” important? Because it has both temporal and eternal significance. Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great, says that religious faith “will never die out, or at least not until we get over our fear of death, and of the dark, and of the unknown, and of each other.” Being afraid of the dark and other people hardly have eternal consequences. The unknown can harbor things that should make us fearful, especially if the unknown means judgment based on what we do in this life. Hitchens has no empirical
I was contacted by the local University of South Carolina (USC) student-led atheist group, the Pastafarians, to participate in a debate on October 29, 2009, on the question: “Is America a Christian Nation?” at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore Business School in Columbia, South Carolina. My original debate opponent was a local Columbia, SC, Unitarian minister who I felt had a similar educational background and level of experience as myself.
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