Posts Tagged: Atheism

3 Failed Naturalistic Attempts at Explaining Consciousness

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   The existence and reality of consciousness present one of the most pressing challenges to metaphysical naturalism (the view that only physical things exist). In naturalism, everything that exists should be describable in physical terminology, including properties such as weight, size, and location. But… Read more »

Clearing the Fog: Is Christianity Blind Faith?

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   Many atheist critiques of Christianity claim that faith is blind, irrational, stupid. In his book The God Delusion, leading atheist Richard Dawkins asserts that faith opposes reason, and calls faith a “delusion,” which he describes as “persistent false belief held in the face of strong… Read more »

Is COEXIST a Biblical Command? Guest Blog

        Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission. Along with my regular blog here at seanmcdowell.org, I am now featuring occasional guest posts from some students in the Biola M.A. in Christian Apologetics that I personally had the privilege of teaching. This post is from my friend Tim Stratton, who has an excellent… Read more »

Book Review: The End of Faith

    A few years ago, I worked through The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, a popular atheist thinker who argued against a theistic worldview. I chose to read the book because I believe that it is important for Christians (and anyone, for that matter) to engage with viewpoints other than our own. Although I did not… Read more »

There’s no God? How boring!

  Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   There’s No God? How Boring! SeanMcDowell.org Recently I showed my high school students the movie Expelled by Ben Stein, where he claims that intelligent design proponents have lost jobs, lost tenure and had their reputations smeared. One of the memorable scenes of the movie featured William… Read more »

Unbelievable? Interview with Justin Brierley about His New Book

  [Original post by Sean McDowell found here]   Justin Brierley is the host of ” Unbelievable?” the UK-based apologetics radio/podcast show (which is one of my personal favorites!). I have had the privilege of being on the program twice to discuss the martyrdom of the apostles and talk about why I am a Christian… Read more »

Book Review: The God Delusion (Part 2)

Last week, I began a book review of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, broken up into two parts. This book was a monumental work of atheist thought by arguably the best-known atheist of our time. The first part was written as an attempt to understand atheists at a deeper, closer level. If we want to reach… Read more »

Book Review: The God Delusion (Part 1)

Sean McDowell, Josh’s son and Christian apologist, has a popular talk he gives where he stands up in front of a church and puts on his “atheist glasses,” changing his worldview from Christian to atheist. Playing the role, Sean gives a short introduction of his life converting from a Christian to an atheist, and opens… Read more »