I’ve heard a similar argument some years back from an apologist who has an online radio show called…
Mike Ciprian Manea
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Sure, but it is the Modern compartmentalization of reality that causes much of the problem. How many times have you heard a Christian say “If I could understand it or explain it, then it wouldn’t be faith”? Look at how people define “objective”, without emotion, as if in our humanity we could ever truly be without emotion.

It comes down to the presuppositions a position is based on. As long as you are operating from a different set of pre-suppositions from an atheist, you might as well be talking apples while the atheist is talking pinstripped suits.

I actually have a lot of respect for a serious atheist. At least they have wrestled with the issues. That’s more than I can say for many Christians. Sure there are lackadaisical atheists who are lazy and latch on to it because it may be easier. Just as there are lackadaisical Christians.

The thing about logic is it doesn’t have to be right, it just has to be logical. Many conspiracy theories are logical. The problem is they miss an important bit or bits of information. As long as the intellect is elevated as the only thing important, the whole argument is based on half of who we are. It’s like saying the only thing important about water is the oxygen.

It’s an issue of values and meaning. As epistemologist Esther Meeks once said, “There are no facts if there are not values, because you assign value of what is significant to pick out a pattern… Every perception is assigning value to the clues. You don’t see it if you don’t assign value to it.”

Joe

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