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ANSWERING ATHEISM

General Issues:

Why Some People Simply Will Not Be Convinced

It’s Easy to Disprove the Existence of God

A Response to the Friendly Atheist (Part 1) by Robin Schumacher

Dr. Kelly Clark – Is Atheism ‘Normal’? Reflections from the Cognitive Science of Religion

Does Science Prove That God Does Not Exist? A Look at Richard Dawkins

Peter Kreeft on God or Atheism — Which Is More Rational?

Challenging Atheism’s Definition of Faith

The Myth That the Bible is Just a Myth by by Robin Schumacher

Why Do You Believe in God in the Absence of Good Arguments?

Old Answers to the New Atheism: An Interview with Peter Hitchens

What Would Change Your Mind about Christianity?

How to Consider the Evidence for Theism by David Glass

Atheism and the Burden of Proof by Paul Copan

If God wanted us to believe in him, why doesn’t he give us more evidence?

Resources on Atheism and the Relationship Between Science and Religion

Frank Turek/David Silverman Debate on What Explains Reality Better-Theism or Atheism?

Historical skepticism:

“I am not sure if Jesus existed”

“ The New Testament authors are biased”

“ We can’t know much of anything in history”

“ History is always written by the winners”

“Jesus’ Followers Fabricated the Stories and Sayings of Jesus”

“The New Testament story of Jesus was borrowed from paganism/mystery religions!

“ There are books that are supposed to be in the Bible that were kept out. Hence, we can’t trust the books we do have in the Bible.”

“The Bible has been translated over and over. We can’t trust it”

Resources:

“Historical Epistemology: What Can We Know About Jesus?”

Is Jesus Just a Retelling of Mythology: Articles by Jim Wallace

What Can Paul Tell Us About Jesus?

“Jesus’ Followers Fabricated the Stories and Sayings of Jesus”

An Interview with Daniel B. Wallace on the New Testament Manuscripts

Bart Ehrman Creates Stir in Atheist Community Over The Existence of Jesus

Josephus and Jesus. By Paul L. Maier, The
Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History,

The Importance of History

Biblical Archaeology: Factual Evidence to Support the Historicity of the Bible

Bart Ehrman On Why There Are Jesus Mythers

10 Misconceptions about the NT Canon: #9: “The Canonical Gospels Were Certainly Not Written by the Individuals Named in Their Titles”

The Lack of Unbiased Evidence for Jesus

From Jesus to Us: A Look at P.O.W.E.R.

The Gospels as Historical Biography (Richard Bauckham)

Was Early Christianity Corrupted by ‘Hellenism’?

Was Jesus Christ just a CopyCat Savior Myth? Glen Miller

Who wrote the Gospels? Dr. Timothy McGrew

Did Jesus Even Exist?-The Problematic Argument from Silence

84 Confirmed Facts in the Last 16 Chapters of the Book of Acts

59 Confirmed or Historically Probable Facts in the Gospel of John

Skepticism about the Bible and issues of Interpretation:

“I don’t think we can take the Bible literally”

“ I cant accept Genesis if it says the earth is only 6,000 years old”

“ You can’t expect me to accept a book that condones the killing of innocent people (i.e. the Canaanites, etc)”

“ Why does the Bible condone slavery?”

“Why does the Bible say women are supposed to be in submission to men?”

“How can you accept a book as an authority when it says homosexuality is wrong?”

Resources:

What Happens When Atheists Don’t Care About Hermeneutics?

A Look at Hermeneutics 101

Dr. D.A. Carson on 12 Principles of Biblical Interpretation

Killing the Canaanites: A Response to the New Atheism’s “Divine Genocide” Claims By Clay Jones

9/11: Are We All Moral Monsters? by Clay Jones

Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? An Overview: Paul Copan

Why Is the New Testament Silent on Slavery — or Is It? By Paul Copan

Paul Copan: “Are Old Testament Laws Evil?” from God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible, eds. William Lane Craig and Chad V. Meister. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009.

Evolution and Science/Creation conflict:

“Evolution has shown we don’t need to posit God as an explanation for the complexity of life”

“ Science has a better track record than religion. We keep looking for answers. Your God arguments are science stoppers!”

“Intelligent Design is bad science and not even science at all”

“ Evolution is fact” (never mind that fact that every time someone says this that they don’t even define what evolution is).

Resources:

Medieval Science and Philosophy: The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution: by James Hannam

The Supposed Warfare Between Christianity and Science

Has Science Eliminated God? Alister McGrath

Why Is Evolution So Widely Believed? by William Lane Craig

Intelligent Design Is a Historical Science, Just Like Darwinian Evolution

What Are the Top Ten Problems with Darwinian Evolution?

The Evolutionists’ Complaint: It’s Wrong to Argue For ID By Arguing Against Evolution (Part 1 of 3)

God and Evolution: A Healthy Debate

John Lennox: God’s Undertaker – Has science buried God?

Is Science a Threat or Help to Faith?

Complementarity, Agency Theory, and the God-of-the-Gaps

Naturalism Objections:

“ Why don’t we see miracles today?”

“We can’t know if the miracles happened in the Bible”

“ Given we don’t see men rising from the dead today you can’t expect me to believe a man rose from the dead 2,000 years ago”

Resources:

Why Naturalism Lacks Explanatory Power

Tim and Lydia McGrew: The Argument from Miracles: A Cumulative Case for the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth

Science, Doubt, and Miracles

What is Scientific Naturalism? J.P. Moreland

God, Naturalism, and the Foundations of Morality: Dr. Paul Copan

Dallas Willard: Knowledge and Naturalism

J.P. Moreland: Naturalism and Libertarian Agency

J.P. Moreland: Scientific Naturalism and the Unfalsifiable Myth of Evolution

J.P. Moreland: The Ethical Inadequacy of Naturalism

Why Christianity Did Need a Miracle To Get Started

Miracles: Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Can we know anything if Naturalism is true? Or: A plea for creativity with Theistic Arguments

This Prison of Naturalism

Extraordinary Claims, Extraordinary Evidence, and Belief in God

Naturalism: A World View: An Overview by Russ Bush

16 Reasons Why I Believe In God: (3) The Regularity of the Universe

Is Naturalism a Simpler Explanation Than Theism? by Paul Copan

Miracles, Intelligent Design,and God-of-the-Gaps: Jack Collins

Answering Nine Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus

The Argument From Miracles: Daniel Bonevac

God’s existence:

“ There is no evidence for God”

“I can’t empirically verify the existence of God. Hence, he must not exist”

“I think religion is just psychological phenomena. It is just a function of the brain”

“ There is no proof for the existence of God”

“ I just don’t think we can know if God exists”

” I think there is maybe a force of some kind. He is in everything”

“ I don’t see what difference it would make if God exists. After all, I am a good person”

“If your belief in God provides you comfort and makes you a better moral person that is fine. But it does not mean it is true.”

“If God exists or created the universe, what caused God”

“ I don’t need God to be a moral person”

Resources:

Approaching the Existence of God

The Return of the God Hypothesis: Stephen C. Meyer

Is Religious Belief Just a Brain Function?

“God—The Best Explanation”: Paul Copan

The Realm of Doubt: Why Both Skeptics and Theists Have To Exercise Faith

5 Things That Impact Discussions About The Existence of God

Two Sources of the Knowledge of God by Prof. Robert C. Koons (University of Texas at Austin)

The Apologetic Argument: David Snoke

Breaking down the Moral Argument by Glenn Peoples

An Overview of the Moral Argument for God’s Existence by Paul Copan

God, Naturalism, and the Foundations of Morality (PDF download) by Paul Copan

Four lectures on the moral argument by William Lane Craig

Moral Objections to Christianity by David Horner

Did Morals Evolve? by Greg Koukl

Can Moral Objectivism do without God? by Peter Williams

Introduction: Blackwell’s Companion To Natural Theology: J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig

If God Made the Universe, Who Made God? By Paul Copan

The Plight of the New Atheism: Gary Habermas

If You Cannot Scientifically Prove Your Belief, Is It Meaningless? By Paul Copan

 

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