It’s remarkable how many Christian apologists feature anti-Obama posts, links, etc., as if that were part of defending the claims of Christianity. (If any Christian apologists read this, I think I understand why you disagree with various Obama policies and how your disagreement relates to your faith. I’m just surprised to see partisan politics mixed … Christian Apologetics and Politics
As a Christian apologist who defends the claim that ‘Jesus rose from the dead’, William Craig takes upon himself a heavy burden of proof. To meet the burden of proof Craig must put forward powerful historical evidence to prove that ‘Jesus actually died on the cross’. But in most of his books, articles, and debates … Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 3
Although Christian apologists bear the burden of proof to show that ‘Jesus actually died on the cross’, William Craig usually ignores this issue in his books, articles, and debates defending the resurrection of Jesus. In my previous post, I pointed out that there is at least one book in which Craig does make a case … Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus – Part 2
Physics cannot justify why anything is morally right or wrong. No one says that is a defect of physics because that’s not what physics is about. Like physics, atheism is also not about morality. So why should it be a defect of atheism that it cannot justify why anything is morally right or wrong?
I join Justin Schieber (of Reasonable Doubts) and others for a round table discussion on theism, naturalism, and evidence. I defend Draper’s argument from moral agency and also an argument from consciousness for theism.
Here are two hypotheses about theism, atheism, and dismissive attitudes. H1: for (some / many / most) theists, how dismissive a theist is to atheism is inversely proportional to how familiar said theist is to the best, most robust arguments for atheism* H2: for (some / many / most) atheists, how dismissive an atheist is to … Theism, Atheism, and Dismissive Attitudes
Anyone who asserts that ‘Jesus rose from the dead’ takes on a burden of proof, and because this is an extraordinary claim, the proof required is extraordinary proof. Make a miracle claim and you take on a heavy burden of proof. So, when William Craig asserts that ‘Jesus rose from the dead’, he takes upon … Craig’s “Historical Evidence” for the Death of Jesus
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According to the Christian apologist Norman Geisler: Before we can show that Jesus rose from the dead, we need to show that He really did die. (When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences, p.120) After making this common-sense point, Geisler then proceeds to lay out eight points in support of the claim that “Jesus … The Failure of William Craig’s Case for the Resurrection
Let’s assume that the Radio Shack catalog is perfectly factually correct about items for sale and their prices. Now assume it reports a miracle occurred, say, Adobe Acrobat Reader doesn’t require annoying security updates every few days. (Sorry, that was an IT industry insider joke.) Or assume it reports that someone rose from the dead. … An Evidence Puzzle: Radio Shack Apologetics