Apologetics to the Glory of God

Tag: atheism

  • The Emptiness Of Internet Atheism

    Every now and then I get bored and run a search for something atheistic to read. As much as I would like to lay hold of a good book on atheism I find that there is little from adherents to the position that would be worth my time.

    Jeffrey Jay Lowder of www.infidels.org advertises for a book by J.L. Schellenberg called Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. Apparently the book presents an argument for nonbelief in God from nonbelief in God. The idea is presented that theistic evidence is so weak that people might reasonably not believe in God. Lowder …

  • Falling Down

    A section of the ongoing discussion between Chris the evil Presuppositionlist (inside joke, sorry) and Mitch over at Urban Philosophy caught my attention today.  It is a section that discusses the concept of “common ground” between believer and unbeliever by using the analogy of gravity.  Here is the entirety of what Mitch stated caught my attention:

    The common ground of reality affect both the believer and the non-believer, and this is a common ground from which dialogue may begin. Knowledge of gravity is not required for the effects of gravity. We do not see babies flying because they do not

  • Debate In Planning Stage With Mitch LeBlanc of Urban Philosophy

    Mitchell LeBlanc is a Philosophy and Religion student at the University of Toronto. Though entering University with intentions to become a priest, he found that philosophical training led him to atheism.

    Of the presuppositional apologetic method, Mitch writes:

    “The implication is that presuppositionalism is bad philosophy in a manner akin to Young Earth Creationism being pseudo-science. In many regards, it is accurate to say that presuppositionalism is to the philosophy of religion what creationism is to biology.”

    Mitch and I have been in contact with each other in order to plan a debate. We cannot guarantee when exactly it will …

  • Reason for unbelief…

    Me: Why are you an unbeliever?

    Atheist: Chris: because I don’t accept the notion of any god, nor the Bible’s claims

    Me: None of the Bible’s claims?

    Atheist: Well, it gets some: details right… there was a Jerusalem, Roman Empire, etc :p

    Me: What do you mean by “notion”? Does “notion” = “concept”?

    Atheist: Well, I meant it in that context, yes

    Me: Why do you reject the concept of the Christian God?

    Atheist: Because I don’t accept scripture’s claims regarding god, his intervention in human affairs, the life of Jesus and the theology it teaches

    Me: Right but anything …

  • Where To Start

    When it comes to disagreements about the existence of God people usually want to proceed without ever setting down a clear set of rules by which to make a case. We often assume that we are all thinking along the same lines as to what the rules are when it comes to discussions about God and truth and knowledge and other such subjects. This assumption is unfortunate because Christians and non-Christians “play” by a different set of rules. The amount of literature written about the subject of the existence of God could fill libraries, yet if we searched through all …

  • Collision Questions

    Pastor John Piper recently asked Doug Wilson a series of questions about the movie Collision. You may read them and view the video and/or listen to the audio of the exchange Here

    I know people who have already received their copies of the movie. Whether he intends to or not, Wilson is bringing a great deal of attention to the presuppositionalist method. Consider purchasing the movie if you have not done so already, and have some friends over to watch it with you. I know I will!…

  • Applying Paul

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Prov 1:7 (ESV)

    Recognizing God for who He is and giving Him due reverence as Lord is the beginning of knowledge, not the end of it. This is very different from what most people think today. Even some Christians think that if we just start with what we already know without God, we can show people that God really does exist. From there, we can tell people about who God is. This does not match the verse though. A knowledge of God does not come …

  • A Different Set of Rules

    Imagine you are at a friend’s house playing a game of pool. Your friend begins the game by breaking, but not a single ball goes into a pocket. Now it is your turn. You step up, adjust your pool stick just right, and sink a striped ball into a side pocket. You call solids but your friend objects.

    “Huh? You can’t be solids. You sank a striped, so you are stripes.”

    “Nope. It doesn’t go by what kind of ball you sink first. Being the first to sink a ball just means that you get to choose first, not that …

  • Can the Bible Be Understood … or Not?

    It never ceases to amaze me when individuals argue that a Christian’s interpretation of the Bible is subjective (and therefore dubious) while simultaneously appealing to their own interpretation as being correct in order to make their argument. Case in point:

    Atheist: So, you are wrong, because there are many other Christian churches besides the odd Westboro who really do have a better idea of what Jesus meant than YOU do. It’s only your opinion – just as it is Westboro’s opinion that they can determine what Jesus meant.

    Westboro, for those of you who are not familiar, is the …

  • A Collision is Coming

    Atheist Christopher Hitchens (“God is not Good”) and Christian Doug Wilson (“Letter From a Christian Citizen”) have been on tour for the past year holding a series of debates and public appearances that have eventually led to the production of the film “Collision”. The film is due to be released October 27, 2009 and can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.

    There are a number of videos already on YouTube about the film … here is just one …

    The URL for the website is www.collisionmovie.com.