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Proper Discourse In Apologetics

When debating unbelievers, it is easy to get caught up in the conversation/argument. Most atheists live in a fragile environment made of toothpicks of misunderstanding and vitriolic attacks. These attacks hinge on non-logic and frankly internet propaganda. A person that I was debating with very recently was using a fake name with no accountability attached, so I found this hard to find that person being honest. By the way, that is the coward’s method shining through!

My suggestion is worth thinking about as I have found it an excellent way to proclaim Christ as well as making the unbeliever (hopefully) think about their dilemmas. Do not let them blow you away with a multitude of questions. Take one question at a time and dissect it with the one whom you are communicating.

Just recently I had the opportunity to discuss Zoroastrianism claiming that Christianity is a mere copy of it. He wanted to do this discussion over a chat situation and frankly was abusive and closed minded. I suggested we take one point at a time over personal email. We started, and I was soon inundated by at least 20 so-called contradictions in the Bible with his first message!

At this point, I simply focused on the first alleged contradiction, and the unbeliever could not respond as I did not hear back from him. I pray that he has at least given some deeper thought, and the Holy Spirit has shed light into his darkness!

God Bless

Brian Mason

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8 responses to “Proper Discourse In Apologetics

  1. It is my blog and one of the rules that you are fully aware is that I will not post anyone using a fake name. You make such ridiculous claims that they are laughable. Again an atheist resorts to name calling…what can I say? No surprises here! Use your real name and maybe we can get somewhere?

  2. Ignostic Atheist ⋅

    Well I was originally going to point out how you put all comments to moderation, but since you’re also cowardly deleting them, doesn’t this make you a hypocrite pointing out someones assumed lack of spine while you can’t even engage in uncensored discourse?

  3. What would he have to say to have that result? Christians have those exact consequences for standing up for their beliefs! Show me “Foxes Book of Atheist Martyrs” please!

  4. Ignostic Atheist ⋅

    So if he were so kind as to oblige, and as a result was kicked out of his home, ostracized from family or friends, lost his job, or was even murdered by the state, you would be satisfied on account that at least he wasn’t a coward?

  5. What is the point of using a fake name? Are they ashamed? There is NO credibility with someone like that. To me they are akin to graffiti vandals. Say what you want to offend or bail when you can’t defend! That is the way it is!

  6. Ignostic Atheist ⋅

    It’s cute that you drop the cowardice bomb even though there’s ample evidence of discrimination and bias against atheists. Perhaps he doesn’t want to get kicked out of his home, or lose family or friends, or a job. No, no, it’s much easier to simply assume the worst about people.

  7. I agree with scripture as the final authority. As far as “Protestant Theology” goes, it must follow scripture. I really could not give two hoots about what the church fathers have to say, unless it is biblical. In response to your KJV scripture I would like to introduce the scripture found in the ESV 2 Cor 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. By the way you should follow Jesus!

    God Bless~

  8. Linuxgal

    I have found that a variety of Protestant theology that is expressed in works such as Frank Piretti’s “This Present Darkness” definitely does have elements of Zoroastrianism, elevating the devil to basically another deity who plays Othello with God with the souls of humans standing in for game pieces. Somewhere along the line, the devil went from a contractor who carried out God’s instructions with respect to Job to the letter to a kind of mini-God with authority over the whole world, specifically to keep believers from believing, if we understand 2 Cor. 4:4 correctly: ” In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

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