Responding to Objections 3: “Couldn’t this be explained by . . .”

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

There’s a famous essay in the philosophy of religion called The Presumption of Atheism, by the late Antony Flew. Flew spent the second half of the 20th century defending the worldview of naturalism before changing his mind, late in life, to believing in a Creator/Designer. The point of Flew’s essay is that atheism (naturalism) is the default position all reasonable persons should adopt, …

Responding to Objections 1: “Couldn’t this be explained by . . .”

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 0 Comments

A common critique I hear from seekers and skeptics is that the design of the world, the miracles of Jesus and answered prayer can all be explained in natural terms. God not needed. Key response: Alternative explanations are not necessarily true. Take design, for example. Design refers to the idea that the world seems to exhibit amazing “purposive” order. The motions …