My friend, Tony Lombardo, recently read Why I Became An Atheist and has been reviewing it on his blog in a multi-post fashion. On Tony’s second post/treatment of the book, the author, John Loftus himself, began to engage him in dialogue. The exchange started this morning and perhaps will continue to grow…if you go here and participate. Loftus was a student of William Lane Craig, the noted Evangelical apologist and philosopher, but eventually catapulted his faith for reasons outlined in his book. From what I understand (though I have not read his material), Loftus is both fair and informed concerning the arguments for and against Xty and is willing to dialogue in a way that is truly dialogical. Atheists and Christians alike can learn from such a posture!
For more on this read this article on the TIME website. It is fascinating!
I stumbled across the “Atheism is Dead” blog today and was impressed with the resources they have pulled together from different speakers, scholars, arguments, debates, etc. You will have to search around under the archives and the posts, but they reference some really excellent material. If you are at all interested in tracking the debate surrounding Atheism (for or against it-though the site is anti-atheism) check out this website.
Update: Mariano, a blogger for Atheism is Dead, wrote to me and provided some stats of what the blog contains. He wrote, “thus far the lists consists of 5 pages of video, 5 pages of articles/essays/posts, 10 pages of audio, 8 pages of books, 9 pages of partially relevant content, and one and a half pages of specialized content…The project consists of lists of hyperlinks to:
Websites/blogs that specialize in countering atheism.
Websites/blogs that have partial relevant content.
Particular essays, article, posts.
Audio, video and books.”
I wish I would have posted this about a month and a half ago when all of the attack ads were running 24/7. This is hilarious!
My friend Tony has an uncanny (and wonderful) ability to pull out the perfect quotes when needed. Check out this one I read on his blog recently. It is a pure money quote:
“Our concern is not how to worship in the catacombs, but how to remain human in the skyscrapers.”
-Abraham Heschel, Jewish Theologian