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[from a review of "Why I Rejected Christianity: A Former Apologist Explains"]


The title of this book is a little bit misleading. This guys claims that he was formerly an "apologist." Unfortunately, having a head full of knowledge, answers, etc. does not an apologist make. A true apologist is able to look at the philosophy of atheism (or any other competing worldview/religion) and recognize the internal flaws and inconsistencies of the philosophy.
Atheism is full of poor philosophy (begging the question, special pleading, etc.), and a true apologist would not only be familiar with the objections presented toward Christianity by atheism, but would have an understanding of why the atheist's arguments are flawed. Being familiar with their arguments is worthless if a theologian is unable to explain the internal inconsistencies and poor philosophy.
On to the substance of the book...
As stated in many of the comments here, this is just a guy who threw a temper tantrum when things didn't turn out the way he wanted them to. He blames God for the way God's people act as a result.

TKKMfamily, amazon.com 5 Comments [4/30/2008 8:04:11 PM]
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tehcrzy

But what about the flaws in the Christian arguments?

5/2/2008 2:43:01 AM

vishnu save us

"A true apologist is able to look at the philosophy of atheism (or any other competing worldview/religion) and recognize the internal flaws and inconsistencies of the philosophy."

A·POL·O·GIST
N. A PERSON WHO ARGUES IN DEFENSE OR JUSTIFICATION OF SOMETHING, SUCH AS A DOCTRINE, POLICY, OR INSTITUTION.

5/2/2008 3:18:07 AM

Man Called True

I'm guessing he wasn't a true Scotsman, either, huh?

Once again, desperate attempts to justify when one of the prisoners runs for the fences...

5/2/2008 3:25:49 AM

Canadiest

Special pleading applies to the assertion that something exists without any proof.

Atheism hasn't got that problem.
Next lame argument

5/4/2008 2:49:55 PM



How can a philosophy that simply says "I don't believe in any deities/ I don't believe deities exist" contradict itself?

2/6/2010 12:55:17 AM
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