Does God Believe in Atheists?: How past atheist and agnostic thinking shapes people's thinking today

By John Blanchard

This award-winning identify lines the improvement of atheistic and agnostic pondering over the last 2,500 years and indicates how thinkers like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertrand Russell and others have formed many people's pondering today.

It additionally pinpoints the issues in Darwinian evolutionism and in claims made for it via Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others, explains why secular humanism self-destructs, finds why there isn't any clash among technological know-how and trust in God, exposes deadly error in 9 global religions and fourteen significant cults and indicates why the lifestyles of evil and soreness isn't any cause to disclaim God's existence.

Newly up-to-date with an Appendix - 'Dealing with Dawkins'.

Dr. John Blanchard is an the world over recognized Christian preacher, instructor, apologist and writer. He has written 30 books, together with of Britain's most generally used evangelistic shows, correct With God and the book final Questions. The latter has over fourteen million copies in print in approximately 60 languages. Dr. Blanchard is now seriously dedicated to well known Christian Apologetics, a undertaking related to writing, talking, educating and broadcasting in security of the Christian faith.

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Men’s perspectives of each other will vary profoundly as a really final result in their basic belief of the area: the notions of reason and function, solid and evil, freedom and slavery, issues and folks, rights, tasks, legislation, justice, fact, falsehood, to take a few important rules thoroughly at random, rely fullyyt upon the overall framework during which they shape, because it have been, nodal issues. 2 If Adler and Berlin are correct, having a look into the topic addressed during this ebook is hardly ever a trivial pursuit. those that disagree over the query of God’s life should not simply crossing paper swords over a few attention-grabbing yet eventually beside the point element of technological know-how, philosophy or theology. they're disagreeing over the best factor of all. The modern British thinker C. Stephen Evans hits the nail at the head whilst he says that believing in God isn't like believing within the Loch Ness Monster: ‘The Loch Ness monster is in simple terms “one extra thing”… God, even though, isn't really basically “one extra thing”. the individual that believes in God and the person that doesn't think in God don't only disagree approximately God. They disagree concerning the very personality of the universe. ’3 As this additionally contains the elemental foundation of all human lifestyles and behavior, it truly is hardly ever stunning that no factor provokes extra controversy. The query of God’s life has raged for hundreds of years — and ‘raged’ is the ideal be aware to take advantage of, with thousands of individuals persecuted, punished, tortured, maimed or killed for his or her convictions at the topic — whereas theologians, philosophers, psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists and sociologists galore have fought the teeth and nail over the query. but this is often a topic which not just profoundly impacts the entire different questions that humanity asks approximately its lifestyles and surroundings; it truly is one within which either side can't be correct. both God exists, or he doesn't exist. four there is not any aspect in searching for compromise, a type of midway condominium within which each side can dwell in contract. to claim that God is and even as isn't is a crass violation of the legislation of contradiction. the reality needs to lie on one aspect or the opposite. this can be the historical past opposed to which this publication is written — notwithstanding it's not the only I had in brain. I initially got down to produce a short, elementary research of the old, logical and existential difficulties dealing with those that think that God doesn't exist, yet I quickly stumbled on myself drawn into taking a much wider procedure. The additional I went, the extra i spotted that atheists (and agnostics, for that subject) face an enormous raft of inquiries to which, in what have been then approximately 40 years of writing, broadcasting and public conversing all over the international, I had by no means heard convincing solutions. Bringing those questions jointly and asking them of their right context quickly spilled over into whatever a lot higher than the publication I first had in brain: what follows is the outcome. Prefaces to relatively slim volumes were recognized to incorporate due to all types of individuals, together with various family and friends contributors, and feature occasionally appeared to fall basically simply wanting complimenting the relations puppy for final silent whereas the grasp of the home was once at paintings.

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