Conclusion: What is Atheism?

15 March 2006

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In Krueger’s own conclusion, he writes a lengthy polemic about theistic/Christian beliefs, and in the prospect of showing how easy it actually is to make such a polemic, I would like to offer my own version:

The Christian need not be satisfied any longer with nonsensical explanations such as: universes popping spontaneously out of nothing at all; infinite numbers of universes existing in an unknowable “supercosmos”; the amazing fine-tuning of the universe as the result of chance, or some unknown and ad hoc “law”; complex life emerging from ancient sludge, human consciousness and morality coming about by random mutations, human meaning and worth being “what one makes of it”; human morality being founded upon thin air; and completely naturalistic processes leading to everything that ever existed. These absurdities, and scores of others like them, which atheists routinely expect rational persons to adopt, confuse human thought and, like a computer virus, impede the clear mental operations of the thinking mind.

Krueger’s book is simply a lengthy polemic. Many of his arguments are simply assertions, and he does not provide enough detail to really support his points. Therefore, he is unsuccessful in providing a powerful refutation of theistic belief.

RECOMMENDED FURTHER SOURCES

Chapter 2: How Can Atheists Have Morals?

1. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City, Chapter 4 (Baker Books, 1987)

2. Craig, The Indispensability of Theological Meta-Ethical Foundations for Morality, found at http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/meta-eth.html

Chapter 3: How Can Atheists Have a Purpose to Their Lives?

1. My article HERE on the Argument from Meaning.

2. Craig, Reasonable Faith, Chapter 2 (Moody Press, 1994)

Chapter 4: Doesn’t the Bible Show that God Exists?

1. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City, Chapter 5

2. Wilkins, Jesus Under Fire (Zondervan 1995)

3. For detailed responses to almost all of his objections, including those about biblical prophecy, see www.tektonics.org and www.Christian-thinktank.com

Chapter 5: Don’t Reports of Miracles Prove that God Exists?

1. My article HERE on the Argument from Miracle Impossibility.

2. Craig, Reasonable Faith, Chapter 4

3. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City, Chapter 6

4. Guthrie, Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus, found at http://www.sguthrie.net/resurrection.htm

5. Craig, The Problem of Miracles, found at http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/miracles.html

Chapter 6: Aren’t There Philosophical Proofs?

1. My article HERE on the Cosmological Argument.

2. Craig and Sinnott-Armstrong, God?

3. Craig, Reasonable Faith, Chapter 3

4. Moreland, Scaling the Secular City, Chapter 1 and 2

5. See William Lane Craig’s website HERE for many articles and debates that discuss the philosophical evidences for God’s existence.

Chapter 7: Wouldn’t Someone Have to Know Everything?

1. My article HERE on the Argument from Nonbelief.

2. Craig, Philosophy of Religion, Part IV

Chapter 8: What’s Wrong With Believing on Faith?

1. Holding, Fallacious Faith, found at http://www.tektonics.org/whatfaith.html


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