“5 Greatest Challenges to Christianity that Apologetics Can’t Answer”

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The following represents some conclusions I’ve drawn during [my apologetics work via the Internet].   To be clear, when I say the ‘Five Greatest Challenges to Christianity’ I do not mean it as, ‘here are five great challenges among others.’ What I mean is, THESE. ARE. THE. FIVE. GREATEST. CHALLENGES. I do not suggest that they are all that new. I do propose, however, that apologetics has no answer to them. Is that a surrender by a Christian apologist?

[From 5 Greatest Challenges to Christianity that Apologetics Can’t Answer – Part 1 | Athanatos Christian Apologetics Ministry]

Is it surrender? Look and see.

13 Responses

  1. justaguy says:

    G-Rod,

    Fascinating. Thanks!

  2. Victoria says:

    I’m surprised that this hasn’t generated more commentary šŸ™‚
    First, I think this is a thought-provoking post (is that a self-referential sentence or what?) that is worth considering.

    Why don’t we take the 5 challenges one by one, and see what we can come up with?

    Ridicule – is it not enough to demonstrate that the argument so presented is, well, just ridiculous; point out the logical fallacy of the argument, not for the sake of the person making the argument, but for those who are listening.

  3. Steve Drake says:

    Hi Victoria,
    Are you the same Victoria of the blog “A Good Finish”?

  4. Victoria says:

    Hi Steve…no, that would not be me šŸ™‚

  5. Steve Drake says:

    Hi Victoria,
    Sorry, another Victoria then. Blessings.

  6. Victoria says:

    @Steve
    Right back at you, Brother Steve

  7. Steve Drake says:

    So at Victoria #4,
    Why do you think ‘ridicule’ is such a powerful counter-force to an apologist’s presentation of the gospel to a skeptic? Or do you not think so?

  8. Tom Gilson says:

    Victoria, you asked,

    Ridicule ā€“ is it not enough to demonstrate that the argument so presented is, well, just ridiculous; point out the logical fallacy of the argument, not for the sake of the person making the argument, but for those who are listening.

    That’s the one thing that keeps me going in debates with atheists. I know there are people listening. I don’t have any “success” to look back upon in the form of converted atheists, but I do hear from people saying they’re glad to discover there are good answers to atheists’ ridicule.

  9. Victoria says:

    @Steve
    Ridicule was the first item in the list of 5 challenges, so I just started with that. I don’t think it is really a powerful counter-force at all. Skeptics who use such arguments could probably care less about ‘the hope that is in us’ – they are only interested in scoffing and mocking.

    I suppose there is no ‘logical reasoning’ with ridiculous argument proponents, but they do need to be put in their place (Proverbs 26:4-5).

  10. Steve Drake says:

    Victoria,
    ‘they are only interested in scoffing and mocking’.

    Yes, indeed. 2 Peter 3:3-7 comes to mind.

  11. Victoria says:

    @Steve
    and also Romans 1:18 ff

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