I want to recommend to you all a wonderful blog I’ve recently encountered.
Common Sense Atheism is written by Luke, a philosopher and former Christian. I find his posts thoughtful and challenging, and balanced in a way that I aspire to but have yet to achieve.
One thing that sets his blog apart is that several of his posts are updated regularly – indexes of various types. There’s the list of atheism debates – currently listing over 500 debates, with links to (where available) online audio, transcripts, or other materials. There’s an Atheism FAQ. And a list of episodes of his own podcast, Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot.
There’s more too, of course. He is quick to criticize bad arguments made by atheists – for example, the “But who made God?” rejoinder to the cosmological argument. He even has an ongoing elucidation of one place where Dawkins gets it very wrong. He has a post clarifying the different ways to be an atheist.
From what I’ve seen, he is much better than most of us at setting aside his tribal monkey instincts and seeing the other side of an issue. He isn’t convinced by religious arguments, but he’s not afraid to acknowledge that they aren’t all invalid.
Anyway, check him out and let me know what you think.