Why I am not a Christian and other religious essays: Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?; My Religious Reminiscences;Religion and Metaphysics; Has Religion . Editorial Reviews. Review. 'Devastating in its use of cold logic.' - The Independent. 'The most Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Religion & Spirituality. would imply that all the people who are not Christians -- all the Buddhists, Confucians, Therefore I take it that when I tell you why I am not a Christian I have to.
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Wait, What? James E. Therefore God does not exist. If God exists he would display all the same characteristics of our fathers and friends. We do not observe God demonstrating all the characteristics of our fathers and friends. I hope it's not necessary to point out just how sophomoric that might even be unfair on good sophomores such arguments are since there are clearly premises which can be rationally denied.
Unfortunately things go from bad to worse, as the book goes on, as he then decides to appeal to the logical problem of evil as a disproof for the existence of God! This is curious since early on in the book he highly recommended a book by the atheist philosopher Nicholas Everitt called 'The Non-existence of God' but Everitt, in his book, makes it very clear that almost all philosophers have now agreed that the logical problem of evil has been defeated.
In fact, Everitt even confesses, of the logical problem of evil, that the argument " Carrier fails to inform the reader that the vast majority of atheists have abandoned the logical form of the argument and he gives no good reasons why it should be adopted. This is hardly surprising as it would mean having to refute Alvin Plantinga's defeator of the problem and Carrier does not make a habit of engaging with professional philosophers who are theists.
Actually - it's something he never does in the book. Carrier further ignores the advice of the atheist philosopher Everitt on his analysis of the concept of omnipotence as well. Everitt interacts with monotheistic doctines of God and by doing so points out that: " He declares, with great confidence: "The Christian God is an Almighty Creator, capable of creating or destroying anything Rather than interact with Christian philosophers, such as Richard Swinburne of Oxford, he merely declares this even though most Christian philosophers reject this definition of omnipotence completely.
Swinburne points out in his 'Existence of God' that God's omnipotence is usually constrained by both his moral goodness and his rational character.
Therefore creating free and absolutely not free creatures is not within God's ability to do. In addition to all this he appears to not know what an 'ad hoc' fallacy really is in philosophy since he calls any reply to criticisms of God 'ad hoc's!
If Carrier were right it would mean that merely replying to an accusation would make you guilty of a logical fallacy! At least Carrier would have a hard time responding to my book review without committing it!
However, in philosophy, one is only guilty of arguing ad hoc if one introduces an assumption for which there is no other good reason for believing other than that it aids your other argument or some new assumption is added which did not previously exist. Carrier repeatedly misuses this accusation in almost every chapter. In his chapter on 'God is inert' we see more of his philosophical ineptitude as he formulates this argument: 1.
Stott was honored by magazine in as one of the " Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queen? In , Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors and theological libraries in the Majority World.
These two trusts continued as independent charities until , when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership.
Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.
Many people have no answer to this question; but, in his book Why I Am a Christian, John Stott enumerates the scriptural and intellectual reasons why it makes sense to pursue a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
The clear and rational reasoning it provides can be used by all believers who desire an answer to the question of why they, too, are Christians. Brown, Christian Book Previews. The book can be read devotionally by Christians with much profit.