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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part V – “What about those who haven’t heard?”

“I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest, ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ ‘No,’ said the priest, ‘not if you did not know.’ ‘Then why,’ asked the … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part IV – Child Abuse Through Religious Indoctrination

“…[I]sn’t it always a form of child abuse to label children as possessors of beliefs that they are too young to have thought about?” There is an entire chapter in Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion dealing with the notion of … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part III – Delusions and the Experience of God

 “Religious experiences can be easily explained in the same way as delusions, dreams, and hallucinogenic responses to drug use.” There are many statements that we only hear in books and anecdotes about conversations. They tend to become something of folklore … Continue reading

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Why There Almost Certainly is a God

“Phil: I’m a god.” “Rita: You’re God?” “Phil: I’m a god. I’m not the God… I don’t think.“ – Groundhog Day HEADLINE: MODERN SCIENCE POINTS TO THE EXISTENCE OF GOD I believe in God. I believe in the God: the … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part II – An Accident of History

“If you were born in Saudi Arabia, you’d be a Muslim.” This argument takes many forms, but the basic idea is that my Christian faith is significantly, if not entirely, dependent on where and when I was born, and it … Continue reading

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Common Complaints and Rebuttals, Part I – The Monotony of Forever

I don’t want to spend forever doing anything, much less praising God. I’ve heard various versions of this complaint, but the basic notion is that an eternity doing anything – no matter how varied or pleasurable – is too much, … Continue reading

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The Pride of Skepticism

Perhaps the primary origin of subjectivism today, at least in America, is the desire to be accepted, to be ‘with it,’ fashionable, avant garde, ‘in the know,’ rather than ‘square,’ ‘hokey’ or ‘out of it.’ We all learned this as … Continue reading

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