Matt McCormick’s Best Atheism Posts

by Luke Muehlhauser on October 16, 2009 in General Atheism,Resources

Earlier, I made a list of my Top 10 Atheist Bloggers. I listed my favorite posts by Greta Christina, and my Ethics F.A.Q. serves as a list of my favorite posts by Alonzo Fyfe. Today I list my favorite posts by another of my favorite atheist bloggers – Matt McCormick of Atheism: Proving the Negative.

Matt is a “professional” atheist, being a philosophy professor at California State University, Sacramento. He has published several articles in scholarly journals defending atheism, and each of his posts on his blog are of the highest quality. So, it’s hard to pick my favorites, but I’ll try!

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mikespeir October 16, 2009 at 6:58 am

I like Matt McCormick, too. His site deserves more hits than it gets. Usually, I don’t comment there, but I sure enjoy reading what he has to say.

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Dace October 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm

+1. Matt’s articles are excellent.

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oliver October 17, 2009 at 2:29 am

It’s a fantastic blog, but, my goodness – the trolls it attracts!

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Beelzebub October 18, 2009 at 12:13 am

This post seems particularly relevant to the ongoing Vox Day debate:

http://atheismblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/if-there-is-satan-then-there-is-no-god.html

The question, as I see it, is if you propose a world ruled by Satan, how low on the totem pole are you willing to put God? Why doesn’t God invade and conquer Satan? Does he not want to? What does that say about his ethics? Proposing a Satan who acts independently directly implies a non-omni God.

Questions, so many questions. It seems to me that the “Silent Planet” postulate is going to lead to so many quandaries and contradictions that in the end it will have to be abandoned.

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