I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
To some, the concept of having faith in a higher power or a set of religious beliefs is nonsensical. Indeed, many view religion in general, and Christianity in particular, as unfounded and unreasonable.
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself...more
It may be unfair, even mean-spirited of me to review and rate this book, being an atheist who is supremely vexed by all things anti-science (or misrepresentative of science). I suppose it would be remiss of me not to mention what the authors would call my ‘anti-supernatural bias’ prior to reading this book, but as they themselves seem to enjoy pointing out, being biased doesn’t mean one is wrong. Perhaps I should leave this book’s worth-assessment to those who think Apologetics and...more
It was really hard to get through the first few chapters because they were so patronizing, but I muddled through the book so that when it comes up in discussions about religion, I'll know what people are talking about. It did get more interesting as it went on, but there were many logical fallacies, as other reviewers have also said. For instance, the Road Runner Tactic is key in knocking down Atheist arguments, such as when someone says "nothing is absolute" you can say "is the statement that n...more
I really enjoyed the first two chapters about logic and the knowledge of truth. A great part is where Norm is telling the story of how he, in only a few sentences, destroys the logical positivism course of one of his professors from Detroit University. Then the book deals with some arguments favorin...more
We did have some good discussions though :)))
Very hard to get through Chapter 6. I couldn't believe I still had half the book to wade through. But as bad as their argument is, I got through it.
This is an anti-education, anti-science book.
Their basic argument is "we don't understand, therefore there's a god."
Just starting, so far, no good. Very fallacious.
How much faith does one have to have not to accept an unsupported claim? Let's take god out and stick in faery dust. If You were to tell me you have a pocket...more
An apologetic gem! Messrs. Geisler & Turek walk the reader using an objective, logical basis for the veracity of the Bible, the historicity of biblical events, life's origin, and even the beginning of everything (i.e. the beginning and subsequent development of the Universe.)
While this volume will encourage the believer, it is really written wit...more
"Well Don, ... There's the ordinary agnostic who says he doesn't know anything for sure and then there's the ornery agnostic who says he can't know anything for sure"
Then the conversation goes on to prove that thus the agnostic claim is self-defeating. But of course, they have twisted the de...more
The book begins with an overview of worldviews and an explanation of the project of the book. The project of the book is to begin at near total skepticism and end at Christian theism through exploration of worldviews, a look at arguments for theism, and assessment of the historical evidence for Christian claims as well as a few stops along the...more
The simple truth is that "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" tries to bite off much more than it can chew by attempting to travel literally from the basic laws of logic down to a particular brand of Trinitarian Evangelical Christianity, leaving globbing puddles of naivety in its wake...more
I read it, and actually took about 27 pages of notes for him (yes, Im that guy). This book is elementary in its arguments and begins the entire process on the false notion that atheists and agnostics believe "there is no such thing as truth", which, in itself, is a self-defeating statement. Atheists do not believe there is no such thing as truth. They just believe that they know the truth and everyone else is w...more