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Memo to atheists: God’s not dead yet
The Week, by Damon Linker

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Posted By:mitzi, 1/10/2014 2:17:37 PM

For most of human history, theism was treated as a given. To be sure, there were differences of opinion on the issue. Are there many gods or one? Does he communicate through law? Or prophets? If so, which ones? Might he have become incarnate at some time in human history? These questions and countless others have been answered in many different ways by the world’s great religious traditions. But the underlying presumption in favor of some form of theism remained a constant. This is no longer the case. Where atheists of old worked to conceal their skepticism for fear of

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This looks interesting. I just read through some of the reviews and discussions at Amazon. It has 4.5 stars with about 15 review, 10 of the reviews are 5 stars. It´s available as a Kindle download. I´ll put in on my list to consider later. I´m still reading St. Anselm´s Proslogion (Discourse on the Existence of God).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/10/2014 3:20:46 PM     (No. 9687217)

Atheists are going to hell. Case closed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/10/2014 3:55:45 PM     (No. 9687246)

Where are the agnostics going ??

I want to party with them.

Folks who are so damn sure of themselves (for or against) may have simply not asked the hard questions yet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/10/2014 3:58:14 PM     (No. 9687248)

#2 - they haven´t decided yet - just not sure.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/10/2014 4:07:37 PM     (No. 9687252)

The Moral Argument for the Existence of God

http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=12&article=4101

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/10/2014 4:11:06 PM     (No. 9687257)

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism by Edward Feser

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/10/2014 4:38:05 PM     (No. 9687288)

I can understand agnostics and agree with you #2 that nobody really knows anything for certain. One can know in one´s heart or can have faith, but there is no way to prove anything one way or another. I happen to believe in a Higher Power because of everything I have gone through, experienced, seen, heard, known of, etc. But to me atheists are willfully ignorant in that they refuse to even consider the possibility that something greater may exist. It is that cold, hard closed-mind that really bothers me most. That refusal to even acknowledge that he/she does not know for sure, but who would rather close their mind like a steel trap to things they do not know. Willful ignorance. No two ways about it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/10/2014 4:52:40 PM     (No. 9687298)

Thanks for the tip, #4, Feser is responsible for this video:

Faith and Reason

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_1Dkp1U9pek

#5, I have rational certainty of God, and I know him personally. I know him more clearly and more directly than I know my fellow man, whom I can only know indirectly, via senses.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/10/2014 5:13:22 PM     (No. 9687330)

Athiests last 4 words before they leave this world (just in case).

God I am Sorry!

Anyone that believes there is NO GOD is clueless. Everything in nature is an accident (the odds are so astronomical it could not happen).

The old addage about that is simple...the odds of everything in the universe to have just happened to come together at random and create all that is there...are the same odds as a Tornado going through a junkyard and leaving behind a fully assembled and working Boeing 777.

Think about it...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/10/2014 6:08:24 PM     (No. 9687417)

#8 mickturn wrote "...the same odds as a Tornado going through a junkyard and leaving behind a fully assembled and working Boeing 777."

The absurdity is even more blatant than that!

The atheists claim that the Boeing 777, supercomputers, vast, complex cities and all works of art, music and literature *ARE* exactly that - the result of random, unorganized events, tending at every moment towards entropy, i.e., increased disorder!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ken M., 1/10/2014 9:45:41 PM     (No. 9687584)

These arguments aren´t new.

Have long forgotten the source, but recall seeing something about graffiti on a NYC subway wall back in the ´60s:

God is Dead -- Nietzsche

... and, below, in different handwriting/scrawling:

Nietzsche is Dead -- God

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/10/2014 10:37:40 PM     (No. 9687610)

The only book I need to read on this subject is the Holy Bible.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eiobx, 1/11/2014 8:49:33 AM     (No. 9687937)

#6´s post made me chuckle...he knows at least one thing is certain, i.e. that he can´t know anything for certain...engage brain please.

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