Background Probability

The Agnostic Popular Front has moved to its new home at Skeptic Ink, and will henceforth be known as Background Probability. Despite the relocation and rebranding, we will continue to spew the same low-fidelity high-quality bullshit that you've come to expect.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Reading this week - St. Paulos the Apostate's Letter to the Americans

John Allen Paulos is witty and often humorous in his presentation and deconstruction of common theistic arguments. At times, though, he oversimplifies and understates the difficulty of the subject matter (surfacing from philosophical depths up to the shallows inhabited by the likes of Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, and the Rational Response Squad) presumably because his editors overemphasized the art of underestimating the understanding of literate laity. To each his own, though, and surely Paulos can do no worse than Dawkins when it comes to armchair theology.

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