"The whole point is to understand the religion more. If people are criticizing it, he'll act as an apologist and vice-versa if people are trying to convey the religion's points. The goal isn't take make people believe it. Right now…"
"Pretend like the religion is true. You need no facts, only your feelings which are personal proof directly from the god of your chosen religion (personal revelation). Then challenge anyone to disprove that your feelings are genuine. (It displaces…"
"We're acting as apologists for ancient religions, not judeo-christian religions. I find it to be an interesting challenge. I don't intend on getting my professor fired, I'm trying to figure out how to intelligently defend something…"
"Sorry, I thought about it for a while but I can't find any. Maybe trying to fit with the dominant culture?
Blaise Pascal wasn't an idiot, although he certainly was a mystic. Maybe you could give his theological works a quick look and find…"
In discussions in my philosophy class, we are sometimes encouraged to take on the role of apologist for various religions. I find it quite difficult as I haven't encountered any form of debate from an apologist that wasn't evasive and vague to the point of irritating me and I certainly don't want to be vague, evasive, and irritating. Any ideas? Have you guys ran into any somewhat formidable arguments (regardless of the religion)?
"I'm not talking about an individual or small amount of people even, I'm talking about an entire group. Of course I wouldn't hate all schizos because one thinks I'm a spook. It kinda ties into a discussion we had in Philosophy…"
"Sorry to say I haven't watched it. Much as I like to not judge a book by it's cover, much as I promote reading/listening to what you disagree with, this is one book whose cover says it all.
Finding out that they resort to the…"
"Joe, Bro Richard and Co. I believe you you owe me about 90 mins of my time back.
When I should have been putting another coat of paint on my bedroom wall, I instead watched Expelled. This was on your recommendation (Ha!). Christ what hollow junk…"
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