Atheists and the Jesus Myth

Apologetics and Theology

A recent Twitter poll by philosopher Stephen Law asked atheists about their belief in the existence of God. The results were interesting. Atheists only: do you believe Jesus was real, that Jesus is a myth, […]

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Different Kinds of Atheists

Apologetics and Theology

You meet a person who identifies as an atheist. But what does that mean? Obviously it means they don’t believe in God. But it is actually much more complicated than that. How do I know? […]

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The Foundation For Most Atheist Arguments

Atheist

I have listened to many arguments from atheists, both as a participants and as an observer. I have noticed a common theme. Much of what atheists say is not evidence for God’s non-existence or even […]

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5 Theological Positions I Have Changed Over the Years

Theological Positions

Winston Churchill once said, “Those who never change their minds, never change anything.” A change of mind is not a sign of weakness but of strength. There have been a number of areas related to […]

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What is Atheism?

Apologetics and Theology

I have heard a number of atheists claim that atheism is simply the lack of belief in God. Since it is a lack of belief and not a belief in itself, the burden of proof […]

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Does Everyone Really Believe in God?

Apologetics and Theology

Is it true that there are no real atheists? Does everyone really believe in God but then some choose to reject that belief as an act of rebellion? This is idea is held by many. […]

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6 Questions For Skeptics to Ask

Apologetics and Theology

This post is aimed at people who are skeptical about the existence of God. I’m not talking about diehard atheists but those who are skeptical and yet open to other ideas. These questions are not […]

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I Was an Atheist Until I Read Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien is known for helping C.S. Lewis leave atheism but Lewis is not the only person that Tolkien has helped spiritually. Fredric Heidemann shares his story of reading Lord of the Rings changed his life. […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 13

Apologetics

Read a Book By an Atheist If you wanted to know about atheism, what would you do? You might read a Christian book or blog post on atheism. There is a place for that but […]

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The Mythology of Atheism

Apologetics and Theology

The following is a guest post by Scott Youngren. Scott is a former agnostic who has returned to Christianity. Scott blogs at God Evidence and you should really check out his other posts. Thanks Scott […]

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The Devil’s Delusion

David Berlinski. The Devil’s Delusion. Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. (Basic Books: New York, 2009) 256 pp. Pbk. Into a very crowded genre of books redressing Richard Dawkins and the new breed of militant atheists […]

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Why I Believe in YHWH Rather Than Zeus

Apologetics and Theology

I have heard atheists claim that disbelief in the God of the Bible is no different than the Christian’s disbelief in Zeus. Christians are just inconsistent in their atheism. Is disbelief in YHWH the same […]

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Does Religion Poison Everything?

Apologetics and Theology

A frequent claim today is that religion poisons everything. Some atheists are arguing that religion is not just false but that religion is dangerous. Andy Bannister of RZIM Canada addresses this concern in this video […]

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Atheists in the Pulpit

There has been a recent article about a United Church of Canada minister who is an avowed atheist. The denomination is trying to determine if she is still effective in her ministry. For those unfamiliar […]

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Is Atheism Winning the Battle for Science?

William Lane Craig, Craig Hazen and Jeff Zweerink discuss issues about science and faith.

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Deconstructing New Atheist Objections to the Arguments for God

Apologetics and Theology

William Lane Craig responds to the new atheists by looking at their objections to the arguments for the existence of God.

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Newsboys, Deconversion and Atheism

Apologetics and Theology

Recently, George Perdikis, co-founder of Christian band the Newsboys, has posted on the Friendly Atheist about his embrace of atheism. I am not here to condemn Perdikis. I don’t know him and only can comment […]

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Journey From Atheism

Apologetics and Theology

Church has been a part of my experience for most (but not all) of my life. I was raised in an Anglican church and I attended regularly. I was involved in different ministries and much […]

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5 Reasons Why I am No Longer an Atheist

Atheist

During my late teens and early twenties, I was an atheist. I will admit that I was not much like the new atheists. I did not attack people of faith. I was content to just […]

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9 Sinister Things that Evangelicals Do Not Do

Apologetics and Theology

Recently Valerie Tarico wrote an article called 9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does in the Name of God. There are many things wrong with this article especially the fact that it is a textbook […]

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Bart Ehrman and Richard Dawkins: Who is the Most Dangerous?

When I think of popular critics of Christianity, I think the most well known are Bart Ehrman and Richard Dawkins. They are very different. Bart Ehrman is an agnostic New Testament scholar who was once […]

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Atheism and the Problem of Love

Apologetics and Theology

Atheism claims to have reason on its side. I think that is an incredible overstatement. However, I would like to look at something else. How do atheists explain love? According to atheists, love is just […]

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God or Godless

There are plenty of apologetics book out there. But it is so easy to create a straw man and win arguments against people who don’t really exist. That is why I was excited to see […]

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My View of Atheism

I recently did a tongue in cheek post on atheism apologetics.  I received some push back by some atheists, which is fine.  But it also made me want to clarify my position and explain where […]

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So You Want to Be an Atheist Apologist?

Somehow you have found yourself believing that there is no God.  Perhaps you never had faith, perhaps you lost faith along the way.  At first it was just nice to sleep in on Sundays and […]

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A Poorly Designed Chapter

In his chapter “Arguments From Design” Christopher Hitchens attacks the concept of intelligent design.  This was a frustrating chapter in a number of ways.  One reason is that Hitchens got off topic quite often.  He […]

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People Kill

Apologetics and Theology

I have just finished reading the chapter “Religion Kills.”  It was a very frustrating chapter to read.  Hitchens’ argument is that religion seems to lead to greater violence.  His evidence is that numerous groups that […]

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The Devil’s Delusion

I recently finished David Berlinski’s The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions. This is not your typical evangelical Christian response to the new atheism.  David Berlinski is a secular Jew who writes as a […]

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My Journey So Far

Apologetics can come in many forms such as philosophy, archaeology and historical analysis.  One of the most compelling forms of apologetics is God’s activity in the human experience.  I recently wrote out my life story, […]

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