Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Sean McDowell as an atheist impersonator

I think it is good for people to be able to take a certain amount of time and present oneself as if one were someone who believes the opposite of what one actually does. Sean McDowell, Josh's son, does that here. 


Joe Hinman said...

well so much for your invisible sky pixie, you imaginary friend loving flying spaghetti monster worshiping (dare I say) theist! how did I do?

Joe Hinman said...

Ok I'll be serious. Since I was an atheist I don't have to pretend. I stll remember. Of course now I've been seminaryized and so I know a lot more about theology than I did when I was an atheist(late teens early 20s). Back then the big issues included a mixture of adolescent rebellion against the provincialism of my childhood, (church of Christ in Dallas Texas in the 1960s) and issues involving counter cultural values.

If I was going to be an atheist today I think the PoE/P would be a major issue. Of course as a Christian apologist I have answers to that. But I still recognize that that is probably the weakest point of the Christian faith.

The exclusivity problem would be a factor. I realize I have no absolute answers that just put these issues to bed. But theyv don't bother my faith because I think about them all the time and I do have answers. My faith is much more likely to be shaken by daily living.

planks length said...

Thanks for the link, Victor. I found the talk quite insightful (and entertaining).

But even more interesting (to me, at least) was the WLC debate at the top of the column of recommended videos over on the right. The most revealing point came near the very end of the clip, in the Q and A session, where Professor Mike Beegan (sp?), arguing for the atheist point of view, was utterly unable (or unwilling) to name a single piece or even category of evidence that would convince him of God's existence. This despite having spent the previous hour and a half demanding over and over again for "Evidence!" and dismissing everything offered by WLC as mere "assertion".