April 23, 2009

Presuppositionalism, Part 4 (answering Cameron)

Posted in Answering Apologists, Atheism, Worldview tagged , , , , , , at 11:07 am by Andrew

(This series begins with Part 1; Part 2; and Part 3.)

In the comments to Part 1 of this series, Cameron takes up the presuppositionalist argument for the existence of God. I don’t think his answers respond to my original claim. Here’s my evaluation of Cameron’s specific arguments:
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March 3, 2009

Answering Anselm (Slick v. Dillahunty, part 3)

Posted in Answering Apologists, Atheism, Worldview tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:00 pm by Andrew

On a previous thread, commenter Anselm (probably not that Anselm, unfortunately) asks:

Doesn’t Matt D.’s strategy commit the atheist to support the Platonic objective reality (i.e., outside of spacetime) of things like numbers, logic, etc.? And isn’t that a strange position for a materialist to take (especially if he agrees with Carl Sagan that “the Cosmos is all there is, was or ever will be.” If numbers, etc. exists Platonically, then Sagan’s statement is not true, and the spaceless, timeless, immaterial reality in which theists say God exists is conceded.

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February 20, 2009

Presuppositionalism

Posted in Answering Apologists, Atheism, The Bible, Worldview tagged , , , , , , at 2:20 pm by Andrew

During the last 20 minutes of last week’s episode of The Atheist Experience — a consistently outstanding show, if you haven’t seen it — a fellow named Matt Slick from CARM (a Christian apologetics website) called in to the show armed with his presuppositional Transcendental Argument for God (“TAG”).

Let’s take a look at the underlying arguments.
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