Responding to Objections 5: “Couldn’t this be explained by . . . “

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism 2 Comments

From my last post: Why think theism (belief in God) is a better explanation for the world than naturalism (athiesm)? Here’s one reason. Naturalism struggles to explain the more subjective parts of life, such as consciousness, ethics, art, intention and other mental states. Two atheist philosophers illustrate the point: Thomas Nagel acknowledges the difficulty of explaining the rise of human consciousness …

Responding to Objections 4: “Couldn’t this be explained by . . .”

Rick Mattson Apologetics, Atheism, Science and Faith 0 Comments

In my prior post I mentioned that for many skeptics of religion, the starting point for all inquiry is naturalism. Nature is all there is. There is no God or gods or spiritual realm. And further: all events have a natural explanation , or at least potentially so. Ghosts, magic, miracles, voodoo, etc. — all will be debunked, now or in the future. …