By Paul Copan
In present day postmodern international, believers greater than ever ahead of are confronted with a bunch of objections to Christianity. professional apologist Paul Copan describes those objections as "anti-truth" claims and with "How have you learnt you are not improper" he presents a precious source with thorough, biblical solutions to such frequently used objections as
- "Whatever works for you"
- "Just so long as it makes you happy"
- "All religions are essentially the same"
- "Christianity is anti-semitic"
At the top of every bankruptcy, he presents sensible and easy-to-share precis issues to assist readers intelligently and successfully resolution the demanding situations in their non-Christian acquaintances and friends.
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To test his hypothesis, he put some meat into a sealed jar and laid out other meat that was accessible to flies. Obviously, the meat in sealed jars didn’t produce maggots; the meat exposed to flies, which laid their eggs in it, ended up with maggots. This raises an interesting question: Why not believe in “spontaneous generation” since it involves fewer entities? That is, why not think that life just popped into existence from nonliving matter? Or why not say that the rabbit really popped into existence from nothing and suddenly appeared in the magician’s hat?
2 What is naturalism? ”3 The gist of naturalism is this: The space-time universe—which can be studied by the physical sciences—is all the reality there is. Naturalists argue that this is a “simpler” worldview than theism because it requires fewer entities to explain the way things are. God becomes unnecessary—a metaphysical fifth wheel, a mere appendage. It’s not so much that naturalists are opposed to God’s existence; they may claim that God simply isn’t required in order to explain things. 4 The same applies to the human soul.
All things being equal, polytheism becomes unnecessary or superfluous as an explanation. One God will do just fine. Second, while atheism (no God) is theoretically simpler than theism (one God), this is true only in a numerical sense. To eliminate God as an explanation leaves us with massive conundrums and huge gaps in our knowledge. Getting rid of God doesn’t enhance our power to explain. In fact, removing God from our explanatory resources reduces our explanatory power dramatically. ”12 That is, without God, we would just be left with “that’s just the way it is” explanations regarding how the universe began, how it came to be finely tuned, how humans came to have rights or moral obligations, and so forth.