Evangelical Christians buy T-shirts and bumper stickers that proclaim this slogan: Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship with Jesus Christ. http://www.christianapparelshop.com/p-526-christianity-is-not-a-religion-christian-t-shirt.aspx? The problem with this slogan is that a relationship is NOT the sort of thing that can be true (or false): 1. If Christianity is a relationship, then Christianity is true … What is Christianity? Part 6
Levels of Analysis I’m going to make a second attempt to clarify and define the word “atheism”. This time, I will emphasize that the analysis and definitions exist at different levels. Swinburne’s clarification and analysis of “God exists” makes use of different levels of definition or analysis: Level 0: “God exists.” Level 1: God exists … What is Atheism? – Part 2
I know this is a well-worn topic, but I think it is worth hashing over this old question one more time. First, some obvious points that many ignorant, bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging bigots are unable to grasp: 1. ATHEISM is not the same as MATERIALISM (not all atheists are materialists). 2. ATHEISM is not the same as … What is Atheism?
Earlier this year, J. Warner Wallace reposted on his blog something written by an anonymous writer which describes “the inevitable consequence of an atheist worldview.” Wallace gives the writer the nickname “John.” I want to comment on “John’s” comments as well as Wallace’s commentary. Before I address “John’s” remarks, I first need to point out a fundamental … Fact-Checking “The Inevitable Consequences of an Atheist Worldview”