Saturday, October 29, 2011

Counterpoints: Richard Dawkins and C.S. Lewis


Richard Dawkins: "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference." [1]

C.S. Lewis: "If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning." [2] 

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnotes:
1. Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden, p. 55.
2. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lecture: William Lane Craig presents "The Evidence for God"

Here is a video of a lecture that Dr. William Lane Craig gave at Imperial College on October 18, 2011 entitled The Evidence for God.

For more resources by Dr. Craig, please see here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why Is God Not a Possibility?

As someone interested in apologetics, Chad asked me if I would be able to occasionally write posts for the blog. As you can see from the words you are now reading, I gladly accepted.

An article posted on 27 September on the Washington Post "On Faith" blog entitled, 'Atheism is cool’ says Archbishop of Canterbury, discussed the growing popularity of atheism due to the failure of the religious to appear rational before a questioning world for holding the beliefs that they do. So, I posted a response to the article to demonstrate that Christianity has a rational voice. I provided a brief version of the Cosmological Argument- meaning that evidence suggests that the universe, all space, time, and matter, had a beginning out of nothing. Therefore, something supernatural and eternal must be in place in order for the universe to exist and that God fits both of these attributes.

As a side note, I also posted the Minimal Facts argument for the resurrection of Jesus and few commented on that and none refuted any of the facts presented. In response to my post, one blogger asked, “Why is God the best explanation for the beginning of the universe?”

Another blogger posted a YouTube video of Lawrence Krauss giving a lecture on Quantum Mechanics and essentially said, “Here is your evidence for how the universe came from nothing.” Quantum Mechanics still admits a beginning and in a debate Dr. Krauss had with Dr. William Lane Craig in March Dr. Krauss kept asking the question, “Why does a beginning to the universe point to God?” In my limited experience discussing the origins of the universe with atheists, it seems that similar versions of this question pop up. The question I pose in response is this: Is God not a possibility? Dr. Craig, myself and other proponents of Christianity consider possibilities such as Quantum Mechanics. Why does it seem that atheists do not even want to consider God a possible cause of the beginning of the universe even after being presented with evidence that He is one? I have my thoughts. What do you the readers think?

Chase Deener


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Video: Dr. J.P. Moreland- "Arguing God from Moral Law?"


For those not familiar with Closer to the Truth, it's a great place to watch interviews with scholars, scientists, and philosophers of all stripes on questions concerning the cosmos, consciousness, and God.

In this video, Dr. J.P. Moreland discusses the relationship between God and morality.

You can watch it here.

Enjoy!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad