A Miraculous Existence

A Big Bang in a Little Room, Adolf Hitler, advanced life, aliens, astronomers, Atheism, atheists, bacteria, Bible, capillary action, Carl Sagan, Contact (novel), cosmic microwave background radiation, Creation, deaths, divine action, faith, Faith & Science, galaxies, Goldilocks, history, human genome, hydrogen, Ivy League, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, miracles, New England Patriots, Physics, Earth & Space, Super Bowl, surface tension, theoretical physics, touchdown, universe, wackiness, Zeeya Merali
Zeeya Merali asks a good question: If God desired to send us a message, how would He do it? Source
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An Atheist’s Call To Make Our Case

Apologetics, Atheism, atheist, Bob Perry, Christianity, Evangelism Category: Theology and Christian Apologetics, Gospel, Theology and Christian Apologetics, True Horizon
By Bob Perry St. Francis of Assisi may have died 800 years ago, but his influence still looms. He was a man who venerated nature and lived a life of great sacrifice in service to God and his church. But within the Christian ecosystem, he has become most famous for an adage that strikes a chord with anyone who is serious about sharing their faith: Preach the Gospel always. If necessary, use words. The modern interpretation of Assisi’s exhortation is clear. Our charge is to love people into the kingdom, not argue them there. If you’ve bought into that mindset it may surprise you to learn that it’s not accurate. And it may surprise you even more to learn that it flies in the face of an atheist’s call to…
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Is a Perfect Being Possible?

1. Does Truth Exist?, 2. Does God Exist?, Al Serrato, Apologetics, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Creation, God
By Al Serrato Many atheists claim that the God described in the Bible is not possible. They raise philosophical challenges meant to show that inherent in the very nature of God are contradictions which make belief in him foolish. One such challenge I encountered went like this: “If God was all that existed back then, what disturbed the eternal equilibrium and compelled him to create? Was he bored? Was he lonely? God is supposed to be perfect. If something is perfect, it is complete–it needs nothing else. If God is perfect, there can be no disequilibrium. There is nothing he needs, nothing he desires, and nothing he must or will do. A God who is perfect does nothing except exist. Therefore, a perfect being that creates is impossible.” Challenges like…
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Can Atheism Account for Objective Morality?

1. Does Truth Exist?, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Legislating Morality, Culture & Politics, Moral Argument, morality, objective morality, objective truth, Ryan Leasure
By Ryan Leasure  Do objective morals exist? That is to say, are certain actions right or wrong irrespective of what people think? Philosphers and moral scientists have wrestled over the question of objective morality for centuries. Prior to the Enlightenment, objective morality was a given. The foundation for which was the nature of God himself. Since the Enlightenment, however, brilliant minds have sought to find other explanations for objective morals using only the natural world, and this pursuit has proven to be quite difficult. As a result, naturalism — the belief which denies any supernatural or spiritual realities — has bred scores of moral nihilists. Contemporary atheist Richard Dawkins sums up this view nicely when he writes, “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there…
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Got Doubts? Stop Doing This!

Apologetics, Atheism, Bible, Christianity, Doubts, Erik Manning, IsJesusAlive, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Erik Manning From working in public apologetics ministry for a few years now, one common mistake I see from Christians struggling with their faith is that they try and prematurely flex their apologetic muscles by spending tons of time listening to atheist YouTubers, podcasts or reading blogs but they don’t get the bulk of the Christian evidences strong under their belt first. When they come across a few things that stump them, they get troubled, anxious, or even set aside their faith altogether. This is falling prey to what the great English logician Richard Whately called “the fallacy of objections.”   Whately defined the fallacy of objections[i] as “showing that there are objections against some plan, theory, or system, and thence inferring that it should be rejected; when that which ought…
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Why Doesn’t God Need a Creator

Al Serrato, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, creator, Kalam, Philosophy of Science, Skeptic, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Al Serrato Christians believe that God is an infinite being who has always existed. But what “evidence” can the theist put forth in support of this claim? This is a common challenge raised by the skeptic. When a person asks for “evidence,” the usual response is to look for things like witness statements, or documents or fingerprints left at a scene. Since no one has “evidence” relating to things outside our universe, or to a being who preceded the Big Bang, it’s a safe bet, they think, that the Christian apologist can’t come up with any “evidence.” Or is it? Teasing out the unspoken premise in the question highlights what is at play: the challenger assumes that it is only through physical or testimonial “evidence” that we can know…
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¿Deben los cristianos tener fe ciega? 

Apologetics, Atheism, Bible, Christian Apologetics, Español, Evangelism, faith, Levi Dade, The Rebelution
Por Levi Dade Hace unos meses, me senté con un íntimo amigo mío en una de las cabinas de la cafetería de nuestra universidad. Mi amigo, al que llamaré Tom, es ateo. Tom es un auténtico buscador de la verdad, y sería cristiano si considerara que el cristianismo es “completamente cierto”. Durante nuestra conversación, terminamos discutiendo el tema de la fe. Después de averiguar sus perspectivas del mundo y sus justificaciones para ellas, dijo algo que me sorprendió. “Al final del día, supongo que todos estamos obligados a tener fe en algo”. Quería que me aclarara lo que quería decir con esa afirmación, así que le respondí: “¿Quieres decir fe ciega?”. “Sí, supongo que es fe ciega”. La diferencia entre la fe y la fe ciega Presta atención a éstas…
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Meyer: Theistic Implications of the Multiverse

aliens, Atheism, cosmology, creator, digital code, DNA, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Faith & Science, Fine-Tuner, Intelligent Design, Marvel Studios, Marvel Universe, materialism, multiverse, Ockham’s razor, One-Above-All, parallel universes, Physics, Earth & Space, popular culture, Return of the God Hypothesis, scientific atheism, scientists, The Daily Wire, The Presence
"As for the Multiverse, even sci-fi writers now recognize that if such a thing exists, it would still require an ultimate Creator." Source
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In His New Book, Denton Shows How Science Leads the Charge to Theism

astrophysicists, Atheism, bioengineering, biology, brain, Charles Darwin, Copernican Revolution, cosmology, cytology, demiurge, Democritus, Denis Diderot, earth, Erasmus Darwin, Faith & Science, fine-tuning, human eye, humankind, Judeo-Christian tradition, life, natural selection, nature, Paul Davies, philosophes, Physics, Earth & Space, physiology, Plato, purpose, teleology, The Miracle of Man, theism, William Paley
In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.” Source
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