Friday, February 28, 2020

Summary Of "Letter To Christian Apologists"

Several months ago, I posted a lengthy and detailed counter-apologetic to Christian apologists (link here). A few years ago, I posted this. Since that time, I have been interacting with several Christian apologists and have found a need to summarize my counter-apologetic. Thus, I present that summary below. If you disagree with any claim I make, I would be more than glad to interact with you on such. However, you must stay with me and demonstrate that you honestly want to understand. Why do I say that? My uniform experience with Christian apologists is that they do not listen and only want to present their talking points. Don't do that.
  • There is an objective reality that can be understood.
  • Science has demonstrated that it is the best method to understand objective reality.
  • Yes, there are "other ways of knowing" but they are in other categories of reality (link).
  • There is no objective evidence for the supernatural, let alone an “Omni” God.
  • Science has falsified "Original Sin", thus, no need for a "Savior." (link)
  • Christianity makes claims on our reality, thus, science is able to investigate them. All such claims have either been falsified or are unfalsifiable. If they are unfalsifiable, there is no reason to consider them.
  • The New Testament is implausible, incoherent, and inconsistent.  It is written by mostly unknown authors (Paul probably is an exception) decades after the supposed events who never claimed to be eyewitnesses (Paul claimed he only met Jesus in visions). There is no extra-biblical evidence for the Jesus in the story (only reports of Christians and their activities). To say that mentioning historical people and places is evidence for the historicity of the story is like saying Spiderman is real because the stories mention New York City. There is no secular historian who will accept a story that includes miracles. More here.

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