Ten Flaws in Atheism – A Response

The Christian Times is trying to engage us and these are some points made by Professor John Lennox out at the London Evangelists’ Conference.

You don’t have to read hundreds of books before you can discuss your faith with an atheist. Sometimes claims and questions that are just short soundbites can be answered just as quickly. At the London Evangelists’ Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists.

These should be good. [Read more...]

On Sam Harris and Bill Maher

I had a lot of flak for disagreeing with Sam Harris over the treatment of Palestinians. I think people simply bought too much into the simple view of the issue of Israel vs. Palestine and rather than listening to the Israelis and Palestinians and paying actual attention to the situation, people are more likely to listen to the hearsay and gossip. Hence atheists LOVE that conflict in demonstrating the folly of Zionism or the folly of Islamic Fundamentalism without realising what the situation is. I am kind of expecting more from this.

Harris and Condell are two such figures whose blind support of Israel covers up the damage that Israel has caused while ignoring the people who have paid the price the most.

Sam Harris and Bill Maher both took on Ben Affleck over ISIL and Iraq quite recently. [Read more...]

Louis Farrakhan – More Ebola Conspiracy Theories

This one came about from a tweet by Louis Farrakhan. See? Farrakhan who is a Nation of Islam leader is promoting the old conspiracy theory that White People invented Ebola. Along with AIDS.

This is just tragic. Not just because there are thousands of Americans, many of whom are black who are desperately fighting against HIV and Ebola not as people who have the disease but people who wish to make these diseases things of the past. [Read more...]

Avoid the Plague of Practical Atheism

This one’s from Katherine Jean Lopez at Patheos. And she’s quoting Pope Benedict here.

A particularly dangerous phenomenon for faith has arisen in our times: indeed a form of atheism exists which we define, precisely, as “practical”, in which the truths of faith or religious rites are not denied but are merely deemed irrelevant to daily life, detached from life, pointless. So it is that people often believe in God in a superficial manner, and live “as though God did not exist” (etsi Deus non daretur). In the end, however, this way of life proves even more destructive because it leads to indifference to faith and to the question of God.

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