Letters from an Atheist, Part 4

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

I’m enjoying my email dialogues with Jake. He is caring and respectful while still making his arguments against Christianity. His latest post made the point that it’s ridiculous for Christians to attribute accidental “blessings” to God. He gave this example: Recently a construction blast sent a 20-ton boulder rumbling toward a church in MA, but the boulder came to rest …

Letters from an Atheist, Part 3

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Jake the atheist in Texas continues to engage me in email dialogue. You may remember that one of his first objections is: Honesty and realism demand that we put away childish beliefs and superstitions and engage in the hard work of coming to grips with the human condition — and improving it.My main strategy with all Jake’s arguments so far …

Letters from an Atheist, Part 2: Deities

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 2 Comments

Last week I told of how Jake, an atheist I met in Texas, emailed me a nice summary of his position, and how I questioned the credibility of his sources. One of his objections to Christianity is that history is littered with so many prophets and deities — including many accounts of virgin births, miracles and resurrections — that in …