Category Archives: Atheism

The debate is on!

Well, it’s official…

Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron are going to debate two atheists without appealing to their faith or the Bible. They are going to debate stricktly using the scientific evidence. This should prove to be a very interesting and helpful debate. Ray does a pretty good job with his debates, I just hope Kirk is prepared for it as well. We will have to see!

Here are the details:

“Most people equate atheism with intellectualism,” explained Comfort in a statement, “but it’s actually an intellectual embarrassment. I am amazed at how many people think that God’s existence is a matter of faith. It’s not, and I will prove it at the debate – once and for all. This is not a joke. I will present undeniable scientific proof that God exists.”

The debate is in reaction to the “Blasphemy Challenge” that started late in 2006. The two creators of the movement encouraged all people to tape themselves with a short message that will “damn themselves to hell.” Participants must recite the line “I deny the Holy Spirit,” and then upload their video onto YouTube.

Comfort and Cameron felt that these two would be some of the most difficult people to convince that God does indeed exist, so contacted them about having a discussion.

ABC has said that they will film the debate, which will take place on May 5 in New York City, and will stream it live on their website as well as use footage for their program Nightline. Martin Bashir, co-anchor of Nightline, will moderate the event.

(HT: Tim Challies)

Letter From a Christian Citizen

Doug Wilson has come out with an excellent response to Sam Harris’s book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Wilson’s book is called, Letter from a Christian Citizen.

 I encourage all of you interested in the New Atheism to buy both Sam Harris’ book and Doug Wilson’s book and read them together. You will be blessed to see Pastor Wilson demolish the stronholds of Harris’ worldview, all the while yourself learning how to take captive every atheistic thought to the mind of Christ.

Enjoy the reading and continue to give a reason for the hope that you have in Christ Jesus!

Also, come and post some comments on this entry if you end of reading these books and want to share your thoughts with everyone.

 In Christ and In Defense of the Faith,

McGrath vs. Dawkins

This is great news! The recent and unexpected debate between Richard Dawkins and Alister McGrath is now available in MP3 for free online…

Therefore, you should all download these two MP3s and listen to them and enjoy the dismantling of Richard Dawkin’s arguments by Alister McGrath.

Here they are: Part 1 and Part 2

[HT: Justin Taylor]

In Christ and In Defense of the Faith,

Atheist Debate – McGrath vs. Atkins

Darwin and humanity: Should we rid the mind of God?

A special debate between Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, author of "Dawkins' God" and "The Dawkins Delusion" and Peter Atkins, Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University, well-known atheist and supporter of Richard Dawkins. As seen on Channel 4's "The trouble with atheism".

This event was organised jointly by The University of Edinburgh Philosophy Society and The Christian Union. It was held in George Square Lecture Theatre which seats 500, however was overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to attend, over 300 people had to be turned away.