Category Archives: Atheism

The Ascension of our Lord: A Brief Introduction

The Church celebrates the Ascension of our Lord this Thursday. Since most churches are not able to have Thursday services, traditionally many of them celebrate Ascension on Sunday. The Ascension of Jesus is barely mentioned in the evangelical vocabulary. We … Continue reading

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The Increasing Boldness of Atheism in the Academic World

Atheism has become increasingly bold in her declarations and actions over the years. The atheist star, Madylin O’ Hair, who thrived with her vicious condemnation of Biblical Christianity in the 70’s and 80’s has birthed a new generation of God-hating … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live (SNL), DJesus Uncrossed, the Romans, the Jews and the God of the Bible

DJesus UnCrossed is SNL’s latest attempt to de-christ Christ. Of course, in our day, Jesus is easy to disrespect. One wonders if SNL would attempt a comedy journey through the life of Muhammad. No further comments needed. David Flowers believes … Continue reading

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What Evidence?

Fr. Longenecker poses a dilemma to the commonly asked atheistic question: The most frequently asked question by atheists who come to this blog is “What evidence do you have for the existence of God?” My reply is always to ask … Continue reading

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Divine Butler and Cosmic Therapist

A post by Melinda Penner in 2005 reminded me of the great responsibility pastors have to project and express a biblical view of life and the world. According to a 2005 study: Most religious youth couldn’t coherently express their beliefs and … Continue reading

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The Death of Christopher Hitchens and Kim Jong Il

Bill Maher tweeted most accurately that this was a bad weekend for atheism. Atheism lost two radically different voices. Radical in that one was an atheist determined to eradicate and brutalize his own people and the other seeking to challenge … Continue reading

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The Death of Christopher Hitchens

The avowed atheist, Christopher Hitchens, finally ended his “battle” with cancer. Hitchens died today at the age of 62. Doug Wilson concludes concerning Hitchens: We therefore commend Christopher to the Judge of the whole earth, who will certainly do right.

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Modernism=Atheism

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Resurrection as Proof

Douglas Wilson interacted with Christopher Hitches on a number of occasion leading ultimately to this documentary. Over at this blog in 2009 he spent some time adding to his interactions. Here is an example: Christopher said somewhere that extraordinary claims … Continue reading

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No King In Israel?

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. The irony of this is that Yahweh was king in Israel, but the people did not acknowledge Yahweh as king, rather they … Continue reading

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Anthony Flew Dies at 87

Jamin Hubner writes: Anthony Flew died at age 87 on April 8. He was a hardcore atheist until 2004, when he said that he was a generic theist, probably due to design arguments. When asked by Gary Habermas if he is … Continue reading

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Why I Believe in God! A Biographical Introduction to the Christian Faith, Part 2 of 2

Later Schooling In my later years my Christian faith was maturing. I was strong, and not even Screwtape’s tactics could bring me down. I was tempted, yes, but I was preserved by God’s grace. My college days in the late … Continue reading

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Why I Believe in God! A Biographical Introduction to the Christian Faith, Part 1 of 2

Let me begin by making a few observations: First, I know full well that atheists listening to this are not prone to changing their convictions and embracing the God of Scriptures. Second, the Bible tells us that God is the … Continue reading

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Al Mohler Discusses the New Atheism

This morning I listened to Mohler’s helpful summary of the New Atheism. The audio includes an introductory presentation followed by Q&A.

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Hitchens vs. Wilson on the Laura Ingraham Show

Laura Ingraham hosted Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson on her show. The debate was an hour long, but without the commercials it only lasted half an hour. As is typical of this type of debate on national radio, there is … Continue reading

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Dawkins and Education

Note: This is part of a weekly note sent to members of Providence Church. Richard Dawkins–the militant anti-christian atheist–declared that he is starting a summer retreat. What will they learn at this retreat? They will mix tug of war with … Continue reading

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Stanley Fish, NYT, and Facts

Stanley fish argues to his largely atheistic NYT readership that the concept of assumptionless facts are not possible. He writes: To bring all this abstraction back to the arguments made by my readers, there is no such thing as “common … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson debate at Westminster Seminary

Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson Debate October 30, 2008 Topic: The Existence of God

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Psalm 139 and Richard Dawkins

Dawkins views Christian education as wicked. Continue reading

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Is Dawkins a Cultural Christian? By Dinesh D’Souza

Asked by a British member of Parliament if he is one of those atheists who wants to get rid of Christian symbols especially during the Christmas season, atheist Richard Dawkins replied that he is not. Dawkins said that he himself … Continue reading

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A Reformed View of Apologetics, Part 1

Editor’s Note: In these posts, I have tried to offer a simple introduction to Presuppositional apologetics. Many in our day are unaware of the incredible influence of Professor Cornelius Van Til. These posts serve to distinguish the Reformed View of … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part IV

The second book entitled What Christians Believe deals with alternatives to the Christian faith. Lewis first establishes that though other religions are inherently wrong as a whole, yet Christians cannot categorically affirm that they have nothing to offer that is … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity: Analysis and Application Part II

  C.S. Lewis begins his discussion by applying the argument from morality. The general idea is that man in whatever circumstance he finds himself, is fully aware of a standard. For the atheist, that standard is circumstantial (or so he … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against Atheism Part 6

Smith’s purpose statement is clear: “It is my purpose…to demonstrate that the belief in god is irrational to the point of absurdity; and that this irrationality, when manifested in specific religions such as Christianity, is extremely harmful” (xi). George Smith … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against Atheism Part 5

Smith asserts “anyone who claims, on the one hand, that he is concerned with human welfare, and who demands, on the other hand, that man must suspend or renounce the use of reason, is contradicting himself. There can be no … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against God Part 4

Recently I had the opportunity to read through some positive and negative reviews of this present book. Among the many summaries a short discussion on the book caught my attention. In Jeremiah Hodge’s praise of Dr. Smith’s volume he writes: … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against God Part 3

The incomprehensibility of Dr. Smith’s words becomes even more apparent as he attempts to play the role of victim in his introduction. “Atheism” he remarks, “is still somewhat unacceptable. Simply being an atheist may be acceptable–if, that is, one keeps … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against God Part 2

As we continue our analysis of George Smith’s book I am reminded of a fundamentally important principle of interaction: Engage the thoughts, not the stereotype. In many ways this critique serves as a fresh reminder that proper analysis must be … Continue reading

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A Critique of Atheism: A Case Against God Part 1

George Smith’s introduction begins by asking the philosophically heavy question: Does a god exist (ix)? Smith asserts that the answer to this question is one that has led to a substantial amount of literature. The “vast majority have answered the … Continue reading

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George Smith on Atheism

This is one of many blogs on George Smith. He is the author of “Atheism: A Case Against God.” An atheist blogger has recommended this book, and out of courtesy, I have begun reading the book in order to engage … Continue reading

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