Wednesday, October 03, 2007

It's Good to Avoid Bad Arguments for Christianity

On September 20, 2007, I appeared on the radio program "Issues, Etc." with host Todd Wilken. The program was called "Arguments to Avoid in Defending Christianity." The topic was taken from my recent article in The Christian Research Journal.

1 comment:

Paul D. Adams said...

Good analogy on one judging Jazz not to be a "high form of art" based upon an ignorance or lack of understanding of Jazz. Likewise, one cannot judge that God does not exist if one has insufficient knowledge/understanding of the arguments for God's existence. However, how much knowledge is both necessary and sufficient for committing to the belief that God exists?

While this may "cash in on someone's ignorance", I'm unconvinced it could lead the way forward toward belief in God. At least my experience using this modus operandi has always led to nowhere productive in the dialogue.

On a related note: How might this line of reasoning (i.e., requiring the necessary and sufficient knowledge for commitment to God's existence) work against Plantinga's notion of God as a properly basic belief?