Roebuck replies to atheists

Alan Roebuck writes:

Intellectual Conservative has published my essay “The ‘Courtier’s Reply’ Ploy,” in which I analyze a fairly new tactic used by some atheists and demonstrate its invalidity. I also make the general point that most public atheists claim there is no evidence for God, which makes them especially foolish.

Several atheists have made comments, and this has given me an opportunity to apply a new policy of mine, which is one endorsed by presuppositional apologetics: When my interlocutor shows a sincere interest in the things of God, I present them. But if he is hostile, I either ignore him or rebuke him. Here, when the commenters superciliously repeat the claim that the arguments for God are all nonsense, I don’t waste time tossing pearls before swine. I say “the evidence is valid; you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Of course, I say it more tactfully, and I respond to their actual word, but my general thrust is: “You need to wake up, pal!”

We’ll see how they react to a theist with a backbone.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 09, 2011 09:25 AM | Send

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