Dark Days For Apologists

I just finished listening to a christian apologist show. Ten minutes in, both hosts agreed that, before someone can criticize the christian world view, they’ll need to introduce a coherent world view of their own. Really.

Here is the link: http://doubtreligion.blogspot.com/2010/06/rd-extra-jeremy-on-don-johnson-radio.html

Here are the actual quotes.

“You’ve rejected Christianity. But for what? You’ve got to have something better.”

“They get that they hate Christianity, but they don’t get what they think is better, and if you can’t answer that, then what’s the point? I mean, no matter what you think your problem with Christianity, if you’ve got nothing else, we’ve got no discussion. It’s not really a starter anymore. You’ve got nothing to say.”

What does it say about the logical acumen of the average christian when popular podcast apologists are exhibiting such illogic, apparently without blushing?

Science has not yet been able to fully explain the mechanism behind the phenomenon of lightning. Do you or I need to have a better explanation before we criticize someone’s positing of Thor as that mechanism?

It’s no wonder that so many young people are now defecting from a christianity that rests upon this form of illogic. It’s just surprising to see it so shamelessly affirmed.

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2 thoughts on “Dark Days For Apologists

  1. Bolgoarth says:

    What does it say about the logical acumen of the average christian when popular podcast apologists are exhibiting such illogic, apparently without blushing?

    I’d say it says very little about the “average” Christian. Most popular versions of “anything” appeal to the lowest common denominator. See talk radio, TV, etc…

    • That’s a fair answer.

      The average christian does not read the bible enough to even attempt to defend it. And it is interesting to note that a “word of god” that claims to a powerful (presumably rational) effect on those who read it is so illogically defended by those who have obviously read it much more than the average christian.

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