23 September 2014

The Reason, Not Religion Dodge (NEXT! #42)

by Dan Phillips
Challenge: Prove that Christ is ultimate truth  without quoting Bible verses.

Response: First, prove that reason is ultimate truth — without giving reasons.



(Proverbs 21:22)

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10 comments:

Frank Turk said...

As if atheism is "reasonable." Those guys kill me.

Rob said...

I don't get Hugh Laurie. He's basically made a comment that would alienate, basically, billions. You'd think his agent would pull him aside and say, "hey, you want to work again, don't you?"

DJP said...

Talented and arrogant are so often partners, though, aren't they?

DJP said...

BTW, the formal inspiration for this came from Douglas Wilson in the Collision DVD. Doug observed that when a rationalist gives reasons for his position, he's just quoting verses from his Bible.

DJP said...

See about 11:30-12:05 here: http://bit.ly/1slKwHF

foot licker said...

What utter nonsense, on both your parts. Neither one of your groups can even come remotely close to proving your particular point of view.
Your just men doing what men do, finding something to fight/argue/debate about.

If you take a peak throughout history i believe one would find the non christian is typically the less insane person on the lets argue about beliefs front. Though anyone who argues on the subject lost as soon as their lips started moving.

Oh, and NEXT or something #5,025,248 ......derp

DJP said...

So, in sum: "'This really upsets me, and I have no cogent response!!' he reasoned"?

Webster Hunt said...

It's funny because God has to give Hugh a mind to reason with and air to breathe in order for him to come to the conclusion that any argument saying "God is" is unreasonable. And Hugh has to start from a standpoint that there is truth, which cannot be if his supposed presupposition is correct - that God is not. He has to "keleven" it to make it work.

For the keleven reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viccnu603_I#t=11 (if this is allowed)

Brad Mason said...

I think it is more accurate to say that reason preserves truths, not is truth.

Michael Coughlin said...

He lost me at "foot licker" ... but, then again, maybe I'm being unreasonable.