5 Reasons Why Atheism Fails Intellectually - Part 1

Though Atheism seems to be the intellectual fad of the day in many American and European academic circles, is it possible that this worldview is actually logically self-defeating?  Is it reasonable to think that this "Problematic Perspective" of Atheism is intellectually untenable?

Well, as we'll begin to see in this 3 part series investigating Atheism, this infamous worldview is full of contradictions, logical inconsistencies, and blind metaphysical assumptions.

Tune in, take notes, and learn the weaknesses of Atheism....

FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds (Part 3) - Embryonic Development

Is the development process of bird embryo a highly engineered biological process, or simply a chaotic collision or molecular components?

In this sequence from Illustra Media's newest documentary FLIGHT: THE GENIUS OF BIRDS you will enter a fertilized egg to witness a bird's embryonic development. Spectacular animation and live action footage document the extraordinary 21-day process of organization and growth from a few cells into a chicken.

5 Reasons Why "Naturalism" Fails as a Worldview

Is Naturalism a self-defeating idea to hold onto? Is it possible that Naturalism is insufficient as a perspective on reality in the areas of science, philosophy, and liveability? 

As we discuss in this episode of "Intelligent Faith Radio" the worldview of Naturalism is fraught with intellectual problems and contradictions, and is a completely bankrupt and inconsistent view of reality.  Be sure to take note of the 5 ways in which Naturalism fails, and use it in your conversations and discussions about the Christian worldview.

For more evidences, be sure to download to "Intelligent Faith Radio" podcast from iTunes as well.

A Powerful Apologetic Method: ABDUCTIVE Reasoning!

"What in the world is 'Abductive Reasoing'?" Well, abductive reasoning is employed by crime scene detectives, car mechanics, and your medical doctor.  Abductive reasoning is when you look at all the known facts, and seek to form the best explanation to explain the data.  Abductive reasoning seeks to find the "inference to the best explanation" for the known facts.   

This is a vital way of thinking and investigating that all serious Christians should be engaged in....

 - Pastor J. 

Why Atheism Is Nonsense Pt.6 - Life is Ultimately Meaningless!

Though most Atheists would revolt and object to this idea, this was the ultimate conclusion of Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, Johny Cage, and Bertrand Russel.  All of these famous Atheist intellectuals of the past centuries agree that if there is no God, the ULTIMATELY, life is utterly meaningless and becomes truly absurd.

They are not saying that there isn't momentary/personal/subjective meaning - but rather ULTIMATELY every act of every man, woman, and child is meaningless if after death there is nothing more, and if there is no God to infuse life with ultimate purpose, value, and meaning.

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Why Atheism Is Nonsense Pt.5 - "Naturalism is a Self-defeating Idea"

 How does the idea of Naturalism, 
kill the idea of Naturalism?

Well, according the Naturalism, if Evolution is responsible for the origin and development of mankind's brain, then it doesn't select development features based upon truth value, but rather based upon the survivability fitness of the organism (this is central to the idea of Natural Selection).  

That means, if one is consistent in their reasoning, there is no reason to trust the ideas and beliefs that are formed in my evolved brain/mind, since they have not developed in order to detect truth.  This ends up being a self-defeating belief to hold, since the belief in Atheism and Naturalism, is held by my self same brain/mind - but this mechanism cannot itself be consistently trusted.

If true, Evolution undermines the reliability of your intellectual faculties, including the belief of Atheism and Naturalism.  Therefore, Naturalsim is a self-defeating idea for an Naturalist or Atheist to hold to.

- Pastor J.


Why Atheism Is Nonsense (Pt.4) - "Our Intellect Wouldn't Be Trustworthy"

Dr. Alvin Plantinga

, who occupied the chair of Philosophy at Notre Dame, demonstrates yet another reason why the "Intellectual Price Tag" of Atheism is too high:  Our intellectual faculties (thoughts, conclusion, ideas, etc...) cannot be trusted.

Why?  Simply put, if Evolution is responsible for the origin and development of mankind's brain, then it

doesn't select development features based upon truth value

, but rather based upon the survivability fitness of the organism (this is central to the idea of Natural Selection).  

That means, if one is consistent in their reasoning, there is no reason to trust the ideas and beliefs that are formed in my evolved brain/mind, since they have not developed in order to detect truth.  

This ends up being a self-defeating belief to hold

, since the belief in Atheism and Naturalism, is held by my self same brain/mind - but this mechanism cannot itself be consistently trusted.

If true, Evolution undermines the reliability of your intellectual faculties

, including the belief of Atheism and Naturalism.  It is a self-defeating idea for and Atheist to hold to.

- Pastor J. 

Why Atheism is Nonsense Pt.3: "Human Reason & Love are Mere Matter and Chemicals"

Another reason why the intellectual price-tag is much too high, in order to go along with the atheistic & naturalistic worldviews:  

Human reasoning, consciousness, love and emotions are reduced to mere chemical reactions and random atomic combinations.

Of course, if a person is to be consistent with this line of thinking, then this as (as Dr. Alvin Plantinga puts it) a very strong

"Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism"

.  If Evolution selects features, such as intellectual development, on the basis of survivability fitness - it makes no selection based upon truth detection in the human brain/mind.

In other words, if our brains/intellect evolved only to help us survive, then

they are unreliable for gathering truth about reality

(since they didn't evolve to select and recognize truth), and therefore the evolutionary man

must doubt his belief in the truth of naturalism, evolution, atheism, etc....

This

"Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism"

shows that, if consistently analyzed, the process of the evolution of the human brain/mind is itself a self-defeating concept to the idea of Naturalism.

The question is, however, are there any Evolutionists or Naturalists that are

intellectually honest enough

and

consistent enough in their reasoning

, to admit it???

- Pastor J.