BlackSun: Theist Arguments Getting Weaker
Sean Prophet of BlackSun Journal has been doing some research, and has concluded that theist arguments are getting weaker.
And I agree with him:
What was striking about both these articles, is not that they rehashed some of the same old arguments, they did. But that they actually seemed to concede on the facts! Both articles tacitly admitted the evidence was not good for the existence of a deity. But their argument turned away from the factual, toward which result people like better.
So let me get this straight: The truth of one of the most fundamental questions we humans ever face comes down to whether or not we want to offend people?
The last sentence in Sean's blog post is excellent, and I didn't quote it here because I don't want to spoil it. So make sure to click on the link and read the whole thing.
Considering Sean's history and experience with religion, his intellect, and especially his continued immersion in the debate taking place in the world today, I think that his analysis is spot on. While atheism is still a minority position, the tides have certainly been turning (thanks in large part to free, unfettered information access that the internet provides). Accordingly, more and more theists and theistic sympathizers have implicitly conceded the atheist argument. The grasping at straws will only increase as their numbers dwindle.
There is only one course of action for the atheist to take: continued and even increased promoting of atheism. The snowball is rolling downhill and increasing in size and speed. This is exactly what we want. Atheism will make this world a better place, and the more we can do to make atheism the majority ideology in our lifetimes, the happier and more prosperous we will be.