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Evil and the Catholic Christian Worldview

In a previous post, I explained how objections to one worldview come from another worldview. In particular, objections to classical theism or the Catholic Christian worldview often come from an atheistic worldview. We now ask two important questions: How do the facts of evil and suffering fit with...

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Facing the Problem of Evil (Part 3)

In part 1, we examined how to situate the problem of evil in conversation. In part 2, we answered the logical problem of evil. We saw that the logical version poses no threat whatsoever to the existence of the God of classical theism. Paul Draper, an agnostic scholar,...

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Facing the Problem of Evil (Part 2)

In part 1, we examined how to situate the problem of evil in conversation. While we can pray for the person and empathize when people face the emotional problem of evil, we want to have answers when they tackle the intellectual problem. Recall two subdivisions of the intellectual...

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Facing the Problem of Evil (Part 1)

The problem of evil and suffering gives many believers pause. They are stumped when a popular atheist objects: Anyone who walks into a children’s hospital knows there is no god. Of course, that’s a false claim. But let’s fill in the missing premises of the argument. Anyone who walks into...

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I Believe in One Less God Than You Do

Some popular atheists register this objection:  You do not believe in 2999 other Gods like Zeus, Thor, or Krishna. You should be reasonable and take that logic one step further. I follow the pattern to it’s logical conclusion. I’m an atheist, and I believe in ONE LESS God than you do. ...

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The Gospels were NOT Anonymous (part 2)

In part 1, I summarized the evidence against the anonymous Gospels hypothesis. It’s a strong case. But you might wonder, if the case is so strong, why do many scholars oppose it? For example, the NABRE introduction to all of the Gospels promotes the anonymous Gospel theory: From...

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The Gospels were NOT Anonymous

Many people subscribe to the anonymous Gospel theory. That theory says the Gospel authors wrote their works and circulated them anonymously.  The New American Bible Revised Edition reports that the majority of scholars hold the following view: The ancient tradition that the author was the disciple and apostle...

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Your Worldview Has Problems

Your worldview has problems. How do I know this? Because every worldview has problems. Our limited minds fail to grasp reality perfectly. This doesn’t mean that we can’t grasp some truths. And it doesn’t mean we can’t know any of the big things in life. But it does mean we...

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There is No Evidence for God

There is just no evidence for God’s existence. Have you ever heard this? How would you reply? If you’ve studied the issue, it’s tempting to say something like: What!? Are you crazy? Haven’t you heard of all these arguments [insert a bunch of arguments] and all these smart...

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I Don’t Believe in God; I Believe in Science

I don’t believe in God; I believe in science. Ever heard this one? Here’s another version. As someone enlightened by science and modern technology, I can’t bring myself to believe in God and old-fashioned superstition. People used to believe in gods that caused lightning and other natural phenomena...