The series examining Carl Gallups's popular apologetic, The Magic Man in the Sky, concludes with looks at Chapter 20: The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!, Chapter 21: Requiem for a Saint -- Hope for a Sinner, and Chapter 22: The Ultimate…
The series examining Carl Gallups's popular Christian apologetic, The Magic Man in the Sky, continues with looks at Chapter 18: Pondering Pesky Puzzles, and Chapter 19: But . . . They Have Never Heard!
The examination of the book The Magic Man in the Sky by Carl Gallups continues with looks at Chapter 15: The Meaning of Life, Chapter 16: The Problem of Evil, and Chapter 17: Is Evolution Settled Science?
"I like Steve Shives and he does a good job of examining the book "The Magic Man In The Sky."
One thing standing out here to me was the nation of Israel. My step father told me once that the greatest proof of god and the bible was Israel as…"
The series looking at Carl Gallups's popular apologetic continues with critiques of Chapter 10: The Tale of Two Dimensions, Chapter 11: Atheism and Agnosticism: A Pondering, and Chapter 12: Proving the Existence of God: The Set-Up.
The series examining Carl Gallups's apologetic, The Magic Man in the Sky, begins with a look at the prologue and the first three chapters: Chapter 1: The Magic Man in the Sky; Chapter 2: Three Views of Life; and Chapter 3: The Great Divide.
Though I had read much apologetic work when I studied theology in a Christian boarding school, just to see what they were on about, and found exactly as you have. Your readings only confirm that nothing really has changed, the same one sided arguments and total ignorance of their own ignorance.
I often lock horns with theists even troll their web sites for a bit of a laugh, they always come back with arguments based on the works of apologists and even when I point out the contradictions of their heroes works, they simply go into denial and reassert the circular argument, Rule 1: The Bible is all knowledge, when things get difficult, refer them back to Rule 1.
Though I argue with them for my own amusement, they consider us ugly Atheists and Bullies, not because we are actually attacking them, but making them actually think, and the pain of trying to think Rationally is beyond their tolerance of pain, so thus we are inflicting pain on them, we are thus Bullies.
Having been barred from many Christian websites, though now I have a new IP address, they haven't detected me yet, so I'm back to being a moderate but questioning Christian again. I like taking the mickey out of those End-Of-Times Evangelical Christian sites and groups.
I'd be interested to see you do a series on their rot, you know, the idea of the Satan driven New Order conspiracy (Illuminati) which half our pop culture is adopting (according to them), possibly because of the free publicity those groups offer. And the rise of the Nephilim and the Anti-Christ (which likely they have tagged us with) for the modern derived prophecy of the Rapture.
Just an idea for when you finish dealing with books written by fools with evidently severely Corrupted Mindware.
To address more fools with supremely corrupted mindware!
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