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Top 100 Atheist Challenges

How can human language be used to correctly characterize an infinite God?

If the claim here is that a statement (and, presumably, a question) can have meaning if and only if it is subject to empirical verification, the criterion for meaning is meaningless as well, since it is not itself subject to empirical verification. Thus, if it is correct, then I do not know what...


How can religious claims be meaningful if they are not empirically verifiable?

If the claim here is that a statement (and, presumably, also a question) can have meaning if and only if it is subject to empirical verification, the criterion for meaning is meaningless as well, since it is not itself subject to empirical verification. Thus, if it is correct, then the question is...


How can religious claims be meaningful if they are not empirically falsifiable?

If the claim here is that a statement (and, presumably, also a question) can have meaning if and only if it is subject to empirical falsification, the criterion for meaning is meaningless as well, since it is not itself subject to empirical falsification. Thus, if it is correct, then the question...


Doesn’t the very concept of faith preclude the offering of evidence and argument? Isn’t that the whole point of “becoming like a child”?

Unfortunately, it seems that skeptics sometimes choose to take it on faith that this is the proper way to understand faith. In point of fact, “faith” as it is used in the New Testament (pistis) simply refers to “trust.” In general, of course, trust can either be well-placed or ill-placed,...


Didn’t Jesus REBUKE Thomas for wanting evidence of the resurrection?! Wouldn’t this rebuke also extend to Christian apologists who seek to satisfy this demand by offering evidence for Christian claims?

Two points need to be made: first, one should not forget that Jesus actually provided the evidence Thomas was seeking; thus this passage can in no way be taken to mean we shouldn’t be offering reasons for belief when that is precisely what Jesus himself does. Second, one should not forget that...