Posts Tagged by William Lane Craig

A Conversation on Final Regress and First Causes

I recently had a conversation with some gents that I thought I would paraphrase for my blog. I think I’ve had the same kind of conversation a dozen times in the last three months. I have combined all the conversations into one paraphrase. Enjoy.

Them: We believe science is the only way to learn about the world and religion is just faith-mongering superstition. There is no scientific basis for believing in the existence of God. Belief is just irrationalism. I know what you’re going to say. That there had to be something that has always existed. Why not the universe?

Me: Well, science says that the universe had a beginning. So I guess the universe can’t be the thing that has always existed. Surely that means we can explore other options.

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Who made God? Who made the Universe? Chicken, meet the Egg

The value of the Barker quote above is to corroborate my assertion that it is not inherently inferior to say that there is a God, eternally existing, because no matter what, we posit something eternally existing, without a cause. We can turn Barker’s quote around: “Who made the universe? If a universe can be thought eternal, then so can God.”

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Why Christians Don’t Believe in Pixies, Fairies, Ancient Legends

It is entirely plausible, according to the Christian worldview, for there to be other agents besides human agents. Since, however, the Christian proceeds based on evidence rather than presupposition, he might dismiss a recorded instance of a miracle, say, in the Odyssey, not because he knows it can’t be real because the event is so old, but simply because the attestation of that event is very weak. In other words, the reasons why a Christian might reject such things are not the same as the atheist’s.

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Athanatos Online Apologetics Academy- April/May Session

The schedule for the upcoming apologetics academy session has been more or less finalized. Here it is: The Problem of Pain and Suffering — April 21st Christ Promised in the Old Testament — April 23rd Historicity of the Resurrection — April 25th Elements of Basic Christianity — April 28th Reliability of the New Testament Documents […]

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A Christian review and response to John Dominic Crossan’s The Historical Jesus

A Review of John Dominic Crossan’s The Historical Jesus By Anthony Horvath ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO PLAGIARISM.  COPYRIGHT 2007 ANTHONY HORVATH. Introduction While in Strasbourg attending the Apologetics Academy under Dr. Montgomery we spent a fair bit of time talking about ‘the historical Jesus’ and scholarship on the subject both in the past and in […]

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