Atheism

The Evolution of Belief?

While many theists maintain that the prevalence of religious belief throughout the history of the human race is evidence of design from a Creator, naturalists contend that religion can be plausibly explained naturalistically with reference to evolutionary theory. Who wins this debate, and what relevance is it to the Christian? Do we have something to fear from naturalistic accounts?

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The Necessity of Extraordinary Evidence

It is often assumed that “extraordinary beliefs require extraordinary evidence.” This common claim is oftentimes used against the Christian theist, who believes that God exists and that Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. However, is the requirement for extraordinary evidence really reasonable, and if it is, what evidence would suffice? These issues and more are considered in this article.

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The Argument from Nonbelief

The Argument from Nonbelief has recently emerged as an argument against the existence of God. This essay critiques two versions of the argument and concludes that belief in God is still reasonable despite the prevalence of nonbelief in the world we live in.

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Argument from Multiple Deities

Atheists commonly claim that Christians are inconsistent because they reject other gods out of hand while believing in the Christian God just the same. In this article, I demonstrate that Christians can offer a positive case for Christianity in particular and thus the charge of intellectual hypocrisy is diffused.

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Argument from Miracle Impossibility

Some persons argue that miracles are impossible- or that only an irrational person would believe in them. In this article, I contend that the evidence for God’s existence alleviates the supposed problem.

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The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil is perhaps the strongest argument against the existence of God ever conceived. In this thorough article, I discuss many different solutions to the problem that cumulatively reduce the argument’s force significantly.

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God-of-the-Gaps?

Atheists commonly assert that theists are guilty of using the so-called “God-of-the-gaps” fallacy when offering arguments for God’s existence. I demonstrate that this charge is generally misplaced. More often than not, the theist is wholly justified in introducing God as an explanatory hypothesis.

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Evil Christianity

Critics of Christianity often point out that the history of the Church is littered with violence and evil. Moreover, Christians in modern times often fail to live up to a supposed standard of “loving one’s neighbor.” In this article, I contend that this fact, while disturbing, does not effect the intellectual standing of Christian theism.

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The Cult of Christianity

This brief article counters the claim that Christianity is a “cult” in any meaningful sense.

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Argument from the History of Science

Nonbelievers often claim that God’s “role” in the universe is steadily diminishing. Scientific finds have elucidated many of nature’s mysteries. In this article, I demonstrate that the history of science cannot logically be used to infer God’s nonexistence and, furthermore, that the history of science has not in fact confirmed atheism while disconfirming theism.

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