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Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” A.“Science proves there is no God!” B.Most Atheists are also “Naturalists” a.“There is nothing Supernatural.”

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1 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” A.“Science proves there is no God!” B.Most Atheists are also “Naturalists” a.“There is nothing Supernatural.” b.“The here and now is all that matters.” C.So how do we respond to them ?

2 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” D.Encourage them to examine their presuppositions. a.The atheistic path is not superior to the theistic one! b.They are just as religious as we are!

3 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” E.Some weaknesses of naturalism: a.Impossible to prove b.The universe is not eternal c.No answer for why there is “something”

4 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” d.Just one miracle! e.Many concepts they can’t explain! f.Complexity is a major problem! g.Naturalism = despair!

5 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” F.Encourage them to consider the arguments for God! a. Teleological or Design Argument b.Syllogism-design demands a designer

6 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” c.Be careful of “Intelligent Design” d.Paley’s Watch Argument e.Seems like a good argument, but….

7 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” G.The Cosmological or Cause & Effect Argument a.Every effect must have a cause b.R.C. Sproul’s Cosmological Dilemma c.Does God require a cause? d.Whose god?

8 Atheism & Agnosticism 1.Atheism = “no-god-ism” H.The Moral Argument a.Where do our morals come from? b.Obligations and loyalties arise from personal relationships!

9 Atheism & Agnosticism 2.Agnosticism = “No knowledge” A.Just Atheism in disguise! B.No such thing as either one!!

10 Challenge! Talk to someone about who God is!


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