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Naturalistic Atheism Is An Extraordinarily Strange and Unlikely Worldview

Naturalistic Atheism Is An Extraordinarily Strange and Unlikely Worldview

The other day I listed 50 facts and features of reality that Christianity explains better than any other worldview I know of. Every worldview has a way of explaining these 50 things, but only Christianity does so without having to force-fit these facts into its philosophy. Other worldviews take one or more of them to be unreal in some sense; only Christianity takes their reality seriously. This is obviously true of the items I listed under “History” in that article, which are all…

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An Atheist Seeking Meaning After Disaster

An Atheist Seeking Meaning After Disaster

Like all disasters, the Philippine typhoon raised questions of meaning. This time John Loftus, atheist extraordinaire, brought his own meaning to bear on Christian explanations of meaning. In this month's Worldview and You column at Breakpoint I take a look at John's views. and find them to be ironically and again tragically (though on a different level) meaningless.  

Purpose In Life: Nothing But Illusion?

Purpose In Life: Nothing But Illusion?

Update 5 pm May 16: Several commenters here and on Twitter are making the mistake of reading this as the usual meaning-and-purpose discussion. The apologists’ usual approach has to do with the adequacy of meaning and purpose for atheists. I’m not talking about that at all. Read on, and as you do, be careful not to confuse this discussion with that other one…. ***** There’s a running Internet debate between theists and atheists over the question of purpose. Atheists typically insist…

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