Theism

The Teleological Argument

This is a pdf file of a paper I wrote for my Philosophy of Religion class on the teleological argument. Although length restrictions did not allow me to develop and defend some points as well as I would like, this paper does offer a broad overview of the case for the design of the universe.

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How Should We Define God?

It is important for Christians to have a general conception of who God is and what He is like. This article answers the atheistic charge that God is never defined or is contradictory.

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Pascal's "Suggestion"

In this essay I examine Pascal’s Wager, a famous argument for God’s existence that suggests one should believe in Christianity because they will be rewarded if they believe it and it is true but be punished if they don’t believe it and it is true.

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The Quest for God

Many people, especially in our modern, self-gratification culture, are content to give little or no attention or thought to the issue of God’s existence and nature. This article offers several reasons to buck this trend and make knowledge of God a priority in one’s life.

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Why I am a "Skeptical Christian"

In this brief article, I explain why I have named this site “The Skeptical Christian.”

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My Reasons for Apologetics

In this essay, I discuss the importance of apologetics and my reasons for spending so much time on it.

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Personal Experiences

Many theists claim that they have had personal experiences of various kinds which prove to them that God exists. In this article, I answer several atheistic counters to the claim that personal experiences are a rational way to formulate beliefs.

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Argument from the Meaning of Life

In this article, I contend that theism provides a foundation for a meaning to life while atheism prohibits such. Since it is completely irrational to adopt a worldview with no possibility for meaning, theism should be accepted. In my view, this argument provides a strong pragmatic, if not intellectual, reason to adopt theism.

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The Cosmological Argument

The Cosmological Argument has traditionally been considered one of the strongest proofs of God’s existence, and it has been resurrected recently by theistic philosophers. The argument has had a plethora of detractors, and in this comprehensive essay I answer the multitude of objections that have been raised against the Cosmological Argument.

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Arguments Christians Should Not Use

Christians oftentimes unwittingly embrace or defend poor arguments for the Christian faith. It is important that Christians discard such poor arguments. In this essay, I analyze a few arguments which, in my opinion, fail to conform to an acceptable standard of quality.

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