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.

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What is "Pluralism"? Can all Religions be true? - Intelligent Faith Radio

What does the popular idea of "Pluralism" teach? Is it possible for opposite ideas to true simultaneously? Could it really be the case that all religions are true?? This idea deserves investigation, since it would result in the intellectual overthrow of anyone believing in absolute, exclusive truth...

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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. 

The Law of Non-Contradiction and the Trinity

The Law of non-contradiction is one of the basic laws in classical logic.  It states that something cannot be both true and not true at the same time when dealing with the same context.  For example, the chair in my living room, right now, cannot be made of wood and not made of wood at the same time.  In the law of non-contradiction, where we have a set of statements about a subject, we cannot have any of the statements in that set negate the truth of any other statement in that same set.  For example, we have a set of two statements about Judas. 1) Judas hung himself.  2) Judas fell down and his bowels spilled out.  Neither statement about Judas contradicts the other.  That is, neither statement makes the other impossible because neither excludes the possibility of the other.  The statements can be harmonized by stating: Judas hung himself and then his body fell down and his bowels spilled out.

In order to make the set of statements contradictory, we would have something like: 1) Judas hung himself.  2) Judas did not hang himself.  Since either statement excludes the possibility of the other, we would then have a contradiction since both could not be true.  However, to say that Judas hung himself and Judas fell are not contradictory since both could occur.


Ravi Zacharias addresses a packed audience at Penn State University and answers a question about the law of non-contradiction and the Trinity.

Have an Intelligent Faith!!

-Nelis

What is the Law of non-contradiction

The Law of non-contradiction is one of the basic laws in classical logic.  It states that something cannot be both true and not true at the same time when dealing with the same context.  For example, the chair in my living room, right now, cannot be made of wood and not made of wood at the same time.  In the law of non-contradiction, where we have a set of statements about a subject, we cannot have any of the statements in that set negate the truth of any other statement in that same set.  For example, we have a set of two statements about Judas. 1) Judas hung himself.  2) Judas fell down and his bowels spilled out.  Neither statement about Judas contradicts the other.  That is, neither statement makes the other impossible because neither excludes the possibility of the other.  The statements can be harmonized by stating: Judas hung himself and then his body fell down and his bowels spilled out.

In order to make the set of statements contradictory, we would have something like: 1) Judas hung himself.  2) Judas did not hang himself.  Since either statement excludes the possibility of the other, we would then have a contradiction since both could not be true.  However, to say that Judas hung himself and Judas fell are not contradictory since both could occur.


Ravi Zacharias addresses a packed audience at Penn State University and answers a question about the law of non-contradiction and the Trinity.