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WHY BELIEF IN GOD IS NOT LIKE BELIEF IN FAIRY TALES

Oct 31st, 2016 | By
ox

Radical skeptics of religion often say belief in God is as silly as believing in Zeus, Thor, or some other fairy tale being. But claims like this evince a complete ignorance of the history of Western thought. In this video I’ll talk about why belief in God is NOT like believing in fairy tales.  

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COMMON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS YOU WON’T FIND IN THE BIBLE

Sep 28th, 2016 | By

Christians will often ask questions like, “Where’s that in the Bible?” or “Where does the Bible say [whatever]?” There is nothing wrong with the question itself but often times there is a problem with the motivation behind it. You see, a lot of people who ask this question do so assuming that if a belief or

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WHY “THE GOSPELS WERE WRITTEN CENTURIES AFTER JESUS” IS COMPLETE NONSENSE

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
surprisedblog

Have you ever heard someone say “The Gospels were written centuries after Jesus”? I hear this all the time. And of course the conclusion we are supposed to draw from this claim is that therefore the Gospels cannot be trusted to give us accurate information about the life of Jesus. But there is one small

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ARE MIRACLES REALLY IMPOSSIBLE?

Sep 16th, 2016 | By
miracles

In our skeptical world today there are a lot of people who will assert that miracles are impossible. But this is far from obvious. In fact, IF God exists, then miracles are definitely possible. In fact, we can even say that since there are no successful arguments to show that God doesn’t exist, there can

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WHO DID JESUS REALLY THINK HE WAS?

Sep 16th, 2016 | By
trilemma

Who did Jesus think he was? The modern critic says Jesus never thought nor claimed that he was God, and that all of that “God stuff” was just made up by later Christians. But the historical evidence says otherwise. There are in fact, three good reasons to think that Jesus had a divine self-understanding. Here’s

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WHY UNBELIEVERS CAN CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN GOD

Sep 14th, 2016 | By
unbeleivers

Some unbelievers claim that it is impossible for them to choose to believe something that they don’t think is true. After all, how can you just “will” yourself to believe something you don’t? Can you “will” yourself to believe in Santa Claus? They say they really don’t believe in God, and so they can’t “make

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HOW REASON SHOWS THAT GOD EXISTS: IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Sep 10th, 2016 | By
ScottDeskSmall

Can we know if God exists by human reason alone apart from the gift of faith? What are the traditional arguments for and against the existence of God? Are these arguments important? What role does science play in thinking about God? If God can be known by human reason, where does that leave faith? These are all

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HOW TO GIVE A SIMPLE ARGUMENT FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Sep 9th, 2016 | By
A shot of two college students having a discussion on campus

Too many people today assume there are no good reasons to think that  God exists. These sorts of people think all “god talk” is based on blind faith. But anyone who knows the history of Western thought knows that this is not true. The history of philosophy is full of reasoned arguments that conclude a

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WHY THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IS NOT A LATER INVENTION

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
peter

The standard critical academic response to the central claims of Christianity is that the Jesus of history was not the Christ of faith. In other words, the Christian faith is something that was made up by a later “Christian community” who had no real contact with the historical Jesus. This means, to put it mildly,

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HOW ONE PHILOSOPHY CLASS CAN CHANGE A PERSON’S MIND ABOUT GOD

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By
athens

A lot of people think that philosophy is just a bunch of abstract talk that doesn’t have any real practical value. But actually that’s not true. Philosophy can change your whole view of the world. And in that sense, it can have a tremendous impact on how you live your life. It is even the

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