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“The Bible Supports Slavery!” – How to Respond

The Bible supports Slavery. This slogan provides atheists with an easy reason to dismiss the Bible. They will say: “How can you support the Bible when it supports slavery! It’s an immoral book that only a blind idiot would follow.”   This is a good opportunity for you...

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Evil is a Problem for Atheism

In a previous post, I explained how various tenets of the Catholic Christian worldview fit with the facts of evil and suffering in the world. In this post, I consider how the facts of evil and suffering fit with atheistic worldviews. I will examine two ideas directly related...

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Answering Atheist Memes (Part 2)

On the Facebook page for Classical theism, the atheists only seem to interact through memes. So, I’ve decided that I will answer any memes they post! In the future, I can simply respond, “I’ve answered that meme here [insert link].” You will benefit from these. For each meme,...

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A Brief Catholic Christian Reply to Charlottesville

Racism, Charlottesville, and Christianity In case there was any doubt about the Christian view of racism: 1) Tim Keller explains how the bible firmly stands against racism. (source) 2) Libertarian Christian Bob Murphy has a nice, concise response to self-described Christians preaching hatred of Jews: (source) It’s not...

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Answering 3 Atheist Memes

I ran across some atheist memes recently. Here are some quick answers. Of course, the full answer to a meme sometimes requires an essay. But in the day and age of short snippets of information, it’s best to say something brief rather than nothing at all (or a long essay no...

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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...