In the course of day-to-day conversation, virtually everyone has heard someone make the statement, “I am not religious,” in order to convey a lack of affiliation with theistic belief systems such as Christianity. But one can only doubt Christianity from the vantage point of another belief system, because everyone needs a belief system in order to make sense of one’s experience. Therefore, one can only be “not religious” from the… Read More
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men evolved equal, that they are endowed by some other people with certain inalienable Rights…”
Imagine if Thomas Jefferson had chosen to put these words in the Declaration of Independence instead of his actual words, which reference our Creator as… Read More
If atheist reasoning is correct, mindless natural processes do God’s job of creating life just fine, and God is therefore unnecessary for the origin of life. But, to paraphrase a statement made by Ronald Reagan, “The trouble with our atheist friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Natural processes cannot create life
Everyday experience illustrates how natural process do the exact… Read More
If there is a God, and God is good, why is there evil? The existence of evil is frequently presented as a problem for theism, but in reality, it is a problem for atheism…and a devastating problem. Evil can only exist as a deviation from good, much as crookedness can only exist as a deviation from straightness. But what is the source of goodness, and who or what determines just… Read More
It’s time to take atheism for a test drive…a spin around the block!
Contrary to common atheist rhetoric, the Christian Bible encourages people to logically scrutinize everything, rather than to accept things based upon blind faith. As 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (in the Christian Bible) puts it, “Test all things; hold fast to that which is good.“
And, as 1 Peter 3:15 puts it, “Always be prepared to give an answer… Read More
What is the meaning of it all? Why do we even exist? What is the purpose of our lives?
In his late middle age—-after attaining great wealth, fame, and social status—-Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy realized that his rejection of God (and the Christian faith of his youth) had stripped his life of meaning and purpose. In his book A Confession, he laments the profound spiritual crisis caused by the meaninglessness … Read More