Trent Horn is fantastic! He expertly deals with not only the tip, but the entire bulk of the iceberg of atheists' cracky arguments. Was this review helpful to you? Not Helpful. I was impressed by "Answering Atheism" and learned a ton.
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Even though I converted from atheism, I have never felt a particular call to do apologetics with atheists, so I am not an expert in the arguments. These were of great help to me! Horn presents his arguments clearly and will enable even those reluctant to engage in apologetics. Although I am not Catholic, the methods he presents will apply to anyone wanting to step out for Christ. Most highly recommended. Write a review. Trent Horn is an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers.
He specializes in pro-life issues as well as outreach to atheists and agnostics. Purchase Your Copy Now! Buy the Printed Book Buy the e-book. But it is the responsibility of the defense to present that evidence. As atheists Austin Dacey and Lewis Vaughn write:.
That is, what if they offer no justification for theistic belief? Must we then conclude that God does not exist? Lack of supporting reasons or evidence for a proposition does not show that the proposition is false. A rose by any other name?
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No, me neither. True, but do you therefore live your life on the assumption that aliens exist? And not only that, but a particular group of aliens whose intentions you are privy to? Is it therefore logical to assume the defendant MAY have committed a crime even where there is little to no evidence? No, just as it is not logical to assume a lack of evidence means God may exist.
In fact there is lots of evidence that contradicts the God claim s. This is not how burden of proof works. The onus is on the prosecution to prove he DID commit the crime.
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Look at it this way. The onus is on the prosecution because of a sound prudential reason: it is worse for an innocent to be convicted that for a guilty man to go free.
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Those who claim that there is are engaging in special pleading. Burden of proof always lies with the person making the claim. The theist is the one making the claim that God s exist, not only that, but it is their particular God s. The atheist is making no such claim. They simply do not believe in any deities.
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Except God, He came from nothing because, you know, magic. I hear that one a lot. As Richard Dawkins explains in The God Delusion, most reasonable atheists myself included can be placed on a spectrum of 1 to However, you can be placed as a hard hard 9. I believe in a god just as much as I believe there is an invisible dragon with a top hat that watches over this blog.
Agnostics commonly refer to themselves as more open to the idea of a God. They may be a 5 on the scale, give or take. Dawkins has said he is 6. Frankly, 1.