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The Counter-Apologetic to Sye's TAG Argument

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Published on Apr 20, 2012

The Magic Sandwich Show videos are up, so you can go back and decide if you want to watch it. This is the argument I was trying to advance.

I'm not a philosopher or theologian. Neither is Sye and I fear that a serious academic philosopher would find it too hard to get past the inconsistency in his premises to even approach the core failure of his argument.

There were a few GOOD examples of how to confront the TAG argument given on the show. For example, Sye only believes child molestation is wrong so long as his god says so. He only believes A=A so long as it is consistent with his god's nature. That's the soft underbelly of the argument... it denies the possibility that logic, science and morality are inherent in the nature of the things themselves.

I got the message that a lot of people think we did the wrong thing by even inviting them on the show. I disagree, though I agree it wasn't as smooth as we hoped. The goal was to give everyone a chance to see the flaws in their argument. The next time Sye stops an atheist at a rally, he had better be careful. We're all going to be much better prepared next time.

I hope you'll share in comments your own thoughts on how to deal with this kind of dishonest apologetic.

Acknowledgements of source:
1. IronChariotWiki: http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.ph...
2. Theoretical Bullshit (Highly recommended!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8dePA...
3. Stephen Law's Philosophy Blog
http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/
4. Michael Martin's Transcendental Argument for the Non-Existence of God:
http://www.infidels.org/library/moder...

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