Counter Apologetics show

Counter Apologetics

Summary: An informal look at religious apologetics and philosophy from an atheist and naturalist perspective.

Podcasts:

 Voicemail: (734) 707-1940 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29

Leave me a voicemail at (734) 707-1940 for a new call-in segment! Linktree

 CA100 A Catholic and an Atheist Debate God | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:45:14

Emerson Green defends the motion “God probably does not exist” against John Buck. Moderated by the Non-Alchemist. YouTube: A Catholic and an Atheism Debate God and Religion Transcript of Emerson’s opening statement Follow John on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/WriterJohnBuck & Emerson here: https://twitter.com/waldenpod Support the podcast at patreon.com/counter linktr.ee/emersongreen Roadmap: Introduction (2 min) John’s Opening Statement … Continue reading CA100 A Catholic and an Atheist Debate God →

 CA99 Teleological Evil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:29

There are many famous examples of unintelligent design in nature, but what about malevolent design? Some natural systems are aimed at producing suffering: they cause suffering by acting in accordance with their natural purpose, function, or design plan. Why would we infer a benevolent, omnipotent designer from malevolent design? The fact that predation – a … Continue reading CA99 Teleological Evil →

 The Problem of Evil w/ Dry Apologist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:47

Here’s my appearance on Dry Apologist’s channel. We discuss arguments from evil, theodicies, and answer questions from the audience. The interview: https://youtu.be/WEBSV1HF9sE Linktree

 CA98 Religious Experience & Conclusion (Devil’s Advocate pt. 3) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:07

We conclude our Devil’s Advocate series with religious experience, a summary of the arguments we’ve discussed, and why I’m still an atheist. I also offer a few thoughts on the debate between atheists and theists. The Full Series Consider supporting the show on Patreon here or Walden Pod here Subscribe on YouTube Listen to our sister show, … Continue reading CA98 Religious Experience & Conclusion (Devil’s Advocate pt. 3) →

 CA97 Widespread Theistic Belief & Religious Disagreement (Devil’s Advocate pt. 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:58

I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. Today, we continue to take a closer look at the arguments I raised. We discuss the common consent argument, epistemic authorities, soteriology, universalism, eternal conscious torment, religious diversity, and divine hiddenness. This is part two of a three-part series. The full series is available … Continue reading CA97 Widespread Theistic Belief & Religious Disagreement (Devil’s Advocate pt. 2) →

 CA96 Debunking Myself on God (pt. 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:08

I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. Today, we take a closer look at the arguments I raised. We talk about the general approach of building a cumulative case for naturalism and theism, the argument from the existence of consciousness, and the argument from psychophysical harmony. This is part one of … Continue reading CA96 Debunking Myself on God (pt. 1) →

 Does God Exist? Devil’s Advocate Debate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:49

I recently participated in a “devil’s advocate” debate on God’s existence. I defended theism, and my opponent, a Catholic, defended atheism. Emerson Green vs. Kyle Alander (Christian Idealism) Transcript of Opening Statement Linktree

 CA95 The Argument from Psychophysical Harmony w/ Dustin Crummett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:02:55

Dr. Dustin Crummett joins me to discuss a new argument from consciousness for theism. Though psychophysical harmony is evidence for theism, it may be equally good evidence for non-theistic hypotheses that I find interesting, like axiarchism and natural teleology. **In the initial presentation of the argument (the first ten minutes or so), we assume that … Continue reading CA95 The Argument from Psychophysical Harmony w/ Dustin Crummett →

 CA94 Logical Fallacies? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:06

Take a look at nearly any book on critical thinking and you’ll come across a list of fallacies: ad hominem, argument from ignorance, appeal to emotion, appeal to authority, post hoc ergo propter hoc, god of the gaps, and so on. The problem is that many of these “fallacies” closely resemble good lines of reasoning. … Continue reading CA94 Logical Fallacies? →

 Meager Moral Fruits Discussion – Guest Appearance on Jonathan MS Pearce’s Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:18

Jonathan MS Pearce is an author, speaker, and columnist who recently wrote an article on the meager moral fruits argument. Jonathan invited me on his YouTube channel, A Tippling Philosopher, to speak about the argument and a few common criticisms offered in response to it. We also discuss state atheism, liberalism, favorite books, and open … Continue reading Meager Moral Fruits Discussion – Guest Appearance on Jonathan MS Pearce’s Show →

 CA93 Is Mormonism the Best Version of Christianity? — with Tarik D. LaCour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:47:54

Tarik D. LaCour is a Ph.D. student in philosophy and an M.S. student in psychology. He is a philosopher and cognitive scientist whose primary research interests are in the philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, and bioethics. He also writes about politics “from a conservative point of view,” and also on religion, from his perspective as … Continue reading CA93 Is Mormonism the Best Version of Christianity? — with Tarik D. LaCour →

 CA92 The Meager Moral Fruits Argument | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:38

Does Christianity bear the kind of fruit one might expect if it were true? Does naturalism or Christian theism better predict the moral fruits and lack thereof that we actually observe? Naturalists would expect Christianity to produce a mixed bag, like any other man-made institution. Christianity leads one to form loftier expectations. There’s much more … Continue reading CA92 The Meager Moral Fruits Argument →

 Is Free Will An Illusion? with Theoretical Bullshit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:41:51

I’m joined by Scott Clifton (Theoretical Bullshit) to discuss free will skepticism, compatibilism, moral responsibility, revenge, and killing coyotes. Video version – Is free will an illusion? Scott’s channel Follow me @waldenpod and TBS @TheoreticalBS Consider supporting Counter Apologetics here or Walden Pod here linktr.ee/emersongreen

 CA91 Why won’t God heal amputees? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:33

For the believer who advances the argument from miracles, the question of why God won’t heal amputees can be a thorn in the side. If God is willing to perform healing miracles – miracles that should convince anyone – why hasn’t God restored the lost limbs of amputees? Consider supporting the show YouTube Follow me … Continue reading CA91 Why won’t God heal amputees? →

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