Tuesday, August 22, 2006

GOD OR NO GOD

If you are going to have a meaningful discussion about worldviews, you are going to have to think about the subject of Atheism and Theism. For those who may not know what these terms mean, here are the definitions.
Atheism: Atheism, in its broadest sense, is an absence of belief in the existence of gods. This definition includes as atheists both those who assert that there are no gods, and those who make no claim about whether gods exist or not. Narrower definitions, however, often only qualify those who actively disbelieve as atheists, labeling the others as nontheists or agnostics.

Theism: the belief that God or some kind of higher being exists

I recently found an interesting discussion about this subject on the internet. The discussion is made up, not of theologians or scholars, but mainly of the average person. The discussion demonstrates how many people see this issue.
You can read the discussion at:
Siriusbackstage

After you read the discussion, here are some links to material that deals with this subject on a more scholary level.

http://www.theopedia.com/Atheism

Atheism

http://www.probe.org/content/view/676/64/

Audio on Apologetics (Updated 8/16/06)




Responses to Atheist Philosopher, Michael Martin Michael Martin is a professor of philosophy at Boston University.
His books include Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (Temple University Press, 1990) and The Case Against Christianity (Temple University Press, 1991). His most recent attack on the Christian faith comes in his article The Transcendental Argument for the Non Existence of God (Autumn 1996, The New Zealand Rationalist). The link is to a page containing responses to all of Martin's works, beginning with his Transcendental Argument for the Non-Existence of God

Listen to possible the most famous debate between a Christian and an Atheist. This debate has been talked about for years.
Here is the Link
The Great Debate

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