Why do some people think the Bible is a special book?

Because of how it can be tied it to experience.

You find the same dynamic at play whether in the words of the Bible itself, in sermons being preached, in studies on theology, or just in conversations between Christians: Part of what’s written or said touches real human experience, while the rest frames and interprets that experience into a narrative—a story that accounts for it. Continue reading

What is the most evidence that God really exists?

Existence itself is evidence.

Or, maybe I could say: Existence existing is the evidence.

Regardless of what we can know about existence, we know for sure that something must exist.

Could this question not exist?

And something must account for whatever exists (whether or not we can know anything about it).

Either existence came from something, came from nothing, is really a dream, is really a computer simulation… These are all accountings.

Perhaps when we look at existence from our human perspective and scope, we account for it all with a thinking, creative Being.

Is that accounting necessary?

Let’s call whatever actually accounts for existence “God.” Must God be a person?

How do you respond to people with opposing beliefs?

Everyone thinks their current beliefs are true.

And it’s part of our nature (an immature part, yes, but definitely innate) to look for only confirmation, and to resist all challenges.

You could deliver the perfect argument, dense with relevant reason leading to inescapable conclusions, and you’d be met with only at best a glazed-over smile and a twinkle in the eye for all your trouble. Continue reading

What is the worst argument someone has used to defend their faith?

The worst argument used to defend a particular faith is also actually the best.

Faith defenders use two types of arguments: arguments that end in probabilities, and arguments that start with presuppositions.

Probabilistic arguments use evidence and logic to show that a certain faith is justified. The conclusion is: “See, it’s not unreasonable to believe what I do. My argument shows that my beliefs are probably true.” Continue reading