Friday, July 14, 2017

What to do when someone challenges your faith

Just say it's a matter of faith and by definition it can't be challenged? No. 

6 comments:

Legion of Logic said...

I felt this during my first few engagements with anti-theists, ten or fifteen years ago, simply because I'd never encountered those arguments before and had never even thought about their objections. Having now seen and dealt with pretty much the entirety of their arsenal, I can honestly say it has been many years since I last felt like an anti-theist made a good point.

Mortal said...

From personal experience, the only time my faith ever waivers, it is inevitably from some completely emotional reason. My proven defense against such episodes is to 1) compel my brain to look at the situation rationally, and 2) go back to the Gospels. Are they true accounts of actual events, or are they not? I have yet to read or hear anything, and I do mean anything, that suggests they are not reliable and worthy of belief. Once I (again) realize that I am up against fact, then whatever emotional argument against the Faith melts away like snow in the summertime.

Mortal said...

Upon reflection, I would like to change one sentence in my above posting:

I have yet to read or hear anything, and I do mean anything, that would lead me to conclude [the Gospels] are not reliable and worthy of belief.

There are, of course, many arguments that "suggest" otherwise (my original wording), but none of them are convincing.

Stardusty Psyche said...

Legion of Logic said...

" I can honestly say it has been many years since I last felt like an anti-theist made a good point."
--Ok, then you have not considered, god spelled backwards is dog, makes you think.


July 14, 2017 12:47 PM

Legion of Logic said...

Stardusty,

I've seen that one before, too.

Mortal said...

And you can also form the phrase "It's a shame," using only the letters found in "atheism".