Philosophical Arguments For God


Without Christianity, There Would Be No Science

Christian beliefs and science

Contrary to popular belief that Christianity serves to hinder science, Christianity provides the underlying conceptual framework upon which science is built.

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Why everyone is religious…or rather, nobody.

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.

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Goals in nature point to God

The production of living things relies on goal directed (or “teleological”) processes, and goal directed processes can only be accomplished by a mind. Atheists must sweep goal directed behavior under the rug in order to do away with God.

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Atheism’s problem of evil.

The existence of evil is frequently presented as a problem for theism, but in reality, it is a problem for atheism…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 what good is?

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Why do we even exist? What’s the point?!

In order to be coherent, a worldview must reasonably explain the various aspects of reality which we experience. Aspects of reality which a given worldview fails account for must be considered as evidence against that worldview. Atheism is grounded in the materialist worldview, which says that all of reality can be explained in terms of inanimate matter. But a key problem for atheism is that inanimate matter doesn’t have meaning or purpose.

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Secular myth: Science and God are competing explanations.

Secular myth: “Science and God are competing explanations for such things as the origin of life and the origin of the universe. There is no need to cite God as an explanation, since science explains such things without the need for God.” Reality: This commonplace atheist reasoning commits what is known in philosophy as a category error because…

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