Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Challenge to Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler mentions that Richard Dawkins "never really takes on a serious theological argument, Orr rightly observes."

Theological "arguments" are, in my experience, of such uniformly low quality that I'm entirely unsurprised that Dawkins simply ignores them.

I am not Dawkins, however, and I'm more than willing to stoop to address theological arguments. What can I say, it's a hobby.

So bring it on. Give it your best shot. Construct your best argument for the existence of God. Email me a link or the whole argument, and I'll publish it along with my analysis of why it fails.

Update: I'll extend this challenge to anyone, subject to my editorial discretion.


  1. Get thee to They're more than willing to engage in these kinds of discussions. And I know I could use the backup.

  2. There are a couple of reasons why I want to do it here.

    Obviously, if I'm going to spend the time writing, I'd like to have the results here.

    I also spent two years doing this sort of thing on the Internet Infidels Discussion Board. It was very difficult to keep the discussion focused, and I couldn't exercise any editorial discretion to hold my opponents' arguments to any reasonable standard of quality.

    I'll add the site you suggest to my ever-growing daily reading list, and I might put my two cents in from time to time, but I also want to do a feature here, if possible.

  3. I understand what you mean, though. I spent so much time at Reform Club my own site suffered and for a time stopped. They've been "under new management" that is, for the most part, less interesting than the original founders, but they've been improving of late as well.

  4. I checked out the site; I was not favorably impressed.

  5. It used to be a lot better. That MDV guy is an idiot.

    Anyways, I came across this Eric Hoffer quote you might find interesting:

    Take man's most fantastic invention - God. Man invents God in the image of his longings, in the image of what he wants to be, then proceeds to imitate that image, vie with it, and strive to overcome it.


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