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Dialogue on Unbelievable? Now Online

February 10th, 2014 No Comments

I recently participated in a dialogue on the UK radio show Unbelievable?, which is hosted by Justin Brierley. The dialogue was with Ryan Bell, a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor who made headlines recently when he announced that he is trying atheism for a year . The show aired in the UK on Saturday and is now online […]

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Is a Divine Command Theory Psychotic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands Part III

November 5th, 2013 2 Comments

In Sam Harris on Divine Commands Part I I criticised Harris’ characterisation of divine command meta-ethics. I refuted Harris’ contention a divine command theory is pscyopathic in Is a Divine Command Theory Pscyopathic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part II. In this last post in this series, I will address Harris’s contention that a divine command theory reflects […]

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Is a Divine Command Theory Pscyopathic? Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part II

June 25th, 2013 11 Comments

In my last post, Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part I, I criticised Sam Harris’ characterisation of divine command meta-ethics.  In this post I want to turn to his second line of criticism of a Divine Command Theory. In Harris’ debate with William Lane Craig at Notre Dame, transcript here, Harris stated: “I’m glad he raised the […]

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Sam Harris on Divine Commands: Part I

May 24th, 2013 7 Comments

In a previous post, Divine Commands and Pyschopathic Tendancies, I said I would look in more detail at Sam Harris’ charge that Divine Command Theories (“DCT”) of meta-ethics are psychopathic. In this, and in several forthcoming posts, I will attempt to deliver on that promise. In Harris’ debate with William Lane Craig at Notre Dame, transcript […]

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Watch the Video of the Debate: “This House Supports the Legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage in New Zealand”

October 10th, 2012 4 Comments

On Tuesday 2 October 2012 Matt participated in a debate on the moot “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand” at the University of Auckland along with: Louisa Wall Labour Party MP and the drafter of the Bill Colin Craig leader of the NZ Conservative Party Levi Joule Queer Rights Officer of AUSA) and the Auckland Regional […]

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Auckland Uni Debate “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand” Feat. Louisa Wall, Colin Craig, Matthew Flannagan, et al.

September 24th, 2012 9 Comments

Matt has accepted an invitation from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) to participate in a public debate on the Same Sex Marriage Bill to be held at 7pm at the University of Auckland on Tuesday 2 October 2012 in Library Basement 28. The moot is: “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand”  […]

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Want to see Matthew Flannagan debate John W. Loftus in America?

October 6th, 2011 67 Comments

As you all know, Matt and I are going to the US to speak at 4 conferences in November. John W. Loftus is aware of this and in a comment on this blog has suggested a debate between himself and Matt during the 3 days we have spare between conferences – ideally for us 14 […]

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