Blah blah ground of existence blah blah revelation blah blah.
Short version: survey statistics are not worth much, especially in fringe small-N subcategories of larger surveys. (A proportion — sometimes a nontrivial one — of any survey sample are people giving a purely random or maliciously hostile response; for unpopular or socially marginalized beliefs this can easily skew the results. It has also been found that Americans overstate their religious observance and beliefs to pollsters.)
And today we have another video without transcript:
(Intended to be part 1 of a short series on contingency arguments)
Sketched out, the Argument from Contingency is along these lines:
Every step of this argument is open to serious criticism, but for the purposes of this post I'm going to focus on steps 5 and 6.
Today's post is from one of the more offensive bloggers in the Catholic blogiverse:
Today's post probably should be up for some sort of WTFtitle award: