- either atheism or theism is true
- if atheism is true then there is no objective standard by which to measure human value and no duty to protect innocent humans.
- If theism is true, then a foundation for the intrinsic and objective value of human individuals exists as well as a duty to protect humans.
- Individual humans are objectively and intrinsically valuable and it is our duty to protect individual humans.
- therefore atheism is false.
I found This Article to be helpful on comparing the oft-cited atrocities of the west in the name of “Christianity” to the holy wars of Islam. there is a stark difference between Islam and Christianity that detractors of the west and Christianity should take seriously if they want to be intellectually honest.
I also recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God for an honest discussion about the God of Christianity as well as a rebuttal of many arguments against God by the “new Atheists”.
The Argument From Reason Ironically, if Naturalism and Materialism are true then all knowledge, reason, and truth is illusory. In other words, if naturalism or materialism is true, we could never know it. Two of my favorite arguments for the existence of God are The Moral Argument and The Argument From Reason. They both hit […]
The role of faith My good friend said something the other day implying that people of faith should be comfortable with their faith or what they believe. He is right in a sense. If you are not comfortable with what you believe it will cause stress and internal strife. If a main goal of life […]
A little of my background I attended three colleges before I finished my Bachelor’s degree. All three of them were affiliated with a Christian denomination. Each denomination seemed to have their own views regarding how the how the Church should be run, how Christians should interact with culture, how worship should go, how we should […]
On Christmas eve I had a great discussion with a family member about religion and atheism. Two days later they handed me the Christmas day Op-Ed section of the New York Times. They wanted me to read two articles that were relevant to our conversation: 1) “An Atheist’s Christmas Dream” AND 2) “Religion Without God”. […]
I started an email correspondence with a coworker of mine a couple months ago. We are friends and have a good relationship to this day even after the dialogue! It might be a little hard to follow but I will try to explain how to. I originally sent a message, which they responded to. I […]
I wrote this a year ago. I have been very impacted by the secularization of this holiday as of late. A new hire who sits next to me asked me if we are allowed to say Merry Christmas if a student says Merry Christmas to us (I am an admissions counselor for an online university). […]