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Christian School in the UK

By John Harris I came across this Times Education Supplement website (http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6069260) when a Christian organisation in the UK applied to open a public funded school.  The objections that came from atheists were unbelievable despite the coalition government specifically inviting all schools in England to become academies and encouraging parents to set up their...

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Appeal to Ridicule

The fallacy of appealing to ridicule presents the opponent’s argument in a way that makes it appear absurd “Faith in God is like believing in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy”

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Appeal to Probability

The fallacy of appealing to probability assumes that because something could happen, it will inevitably happen “There are billions of galaxies with billions of stars in the universe. So there must be another planet with intelligent life on it”

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Does God Exist?

This question is no doubt the most important question in the universe. If God exists and the Bible is true, then we are in trouble! If God does not exist and there is no purpose to life, nor is there life after death, then we are in trouble! So this appears to be the ultimate question with crucial consequences. Whilst the existence of God is something that we usually accept by faith, it is...

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The Genetic fallacy

This is where a conclusion is suggested based solely on something or someone’s origin rather than its current meaning or context. This fallacy can be broken down into two sections (a) It’s a line of reasoning in which a perceived fault in the origin of a claim is taken to be evidence that discredits the claim itself. (b) It is also a line of reasoning in which the origin of a claim is...

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