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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:20:14 -0200
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COLUMN: CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES

Abandoning Reason
  by John Henson

To see people abandon reason is amazing, but even more
so when atheists, who pride themselves on logical
argument, do it because they are tired of listening to
the logical proof of God's existence.

On the blog "Atheist Experience," one writer said he
was tired of hearing arguments for God's existence
because those arguments don't have anything to do with
the real world. He wrote,

   "But basically the rise of science was
   based on a recognition of the fact that
   our model of the universe is always going
   to be tentative, so we should build up a
   system that recognizes facts as more or
   less likely to be true based on their
   support through observation. There is
   never, ever, going to be some kind of
   successful argument purely of the form 'A
   is A, therefore Bigfoot exists / doesn't
   exist.' Proving things in the real world
   requires that you look at things in the
   real world."/1

"Facts are more or less likely to be true," is a
fantastic admission. I've always believed a fact must
always be true, and if it isn't, then it was never a
fact in the beginning. Yet, for those who do not
believe in God, it somehow makes sense that their
facts are not really facts, and that there will never,
ever be a successful argument for the existence of
God.

The apostle Peter well spoke of them when he wrote,

   "But these, like irrational animals,
   creatures of instinct, born to be caught
   and destroyed, blaspheming about matters
   of which they are ignorant, will also be
   destroyed in their destruction, suffering
   wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing" (2
   Peter 2:12 ESV).   
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1/ http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/ by "kazim" 

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