Roebuck replies to atheists
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.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 09, 2011 09:25 AM | Send
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.