Quick Challenge Answer: The Trinity Is Never Mentioned In the Bible

This objection is popular with missionaries of certain cults and off shoots of Christianity.  The notion that the Bible does not mention the Trinity is one that can easily trip up a unprepared Christian.  So does the Bible ever mention the Trinity? The answer is yes, and no. God never explicitly states in the Bible “I, the Lord Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Atheists Can Be Just As Moral Without God

This week’s quick challenge question was, “Atheists don’t need God to be moral. Any moral action you can do as a Christian, the atheist can do as well.” Handling this objection is a little bit different than most because it’s usually based on a misconception. One of the common arguments used by Christians for the Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: You Can’t Trust the Bible Because It Was Written By Biased Christians.

This week’s quick challenge question was: “You Can’t Trust The Bible Because It Was Written By Biased Christians”.   All authors have a bias. The reason they are writing in the first place is to convince you of something.  The question isn’t whether or not bias is present, it’s whether the information presented is accurate or not. If Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: I Just Believe In One Less God Than You.

This week’s quick challenge question was: You are an atheist when it comes to all other gods.  We simply go one god further, and don’t believe in your God either.” This is another question that has great rhetorical flourish but is lacking in substance.  Yes, we do not believe in other gods.  But are all gods equal? This Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: There Is No Evidence For God

Quick Challenge Answer: There Is No Evidence For God. If someone makes this claim, the first thing you need to do is establish some ground rules for your reply. What does the other person consider “evidence”?  What are they willing to accept as “evidence”?  Get clarification on this point prior to giving your argument for God.  Without this safeguard Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: We Should Doubt Everything.

This weeks quick challenge question was:  We should doubt everything. I’ve heard many people including pastors use this argument in the past to dismiss ideas that they don’t agree with.  Being skeptical is good, therefore we should always doubt everything we believe. This statement is self defeating however.  Should I doubt that I should doubt Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Who Made God

Quick Challenge Answer: Who Made God? Who Made God is the challenge often offered to theists when they assert that that the universe must have a cause because it came into being.  This is standard Big Bang cosmology.  If, the claim goes, everything must have a cause, then what caused God? Understand that science and Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: Religion Has Caused More War Than Anything Else

Our Quick Challenge question for last week was: “Religion has been the cause of more wars than anything else in history.  We need to do away with religion to stop all the wars that follow from it.” Answer: This statement is factually incorrect. Religion is actually the cause of a very few wars. Charles Phillips and Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: You Can Only Know Things By Science

This week’s quick challenge question was: You can only know things by science.  How can you believe in something that can’t be proved scientifically? Answer:   This is what is know as a self defeating statement.  In other words, the claim that is being made can’t even live up to its own standard.  The claim Continue Reading

Quick Challenge Answer: You Are Only A Christian Because You Were Born In America

Last week’s quick challenge question was: “You were born in America, so of course you are a Christian. If you had been born in India, you would have been a Hindu or Muslim. You’re only a Christian because of where you were born”. This question commits what is known as a genetic fallacy.  It attempts Continue Reading