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“C.S. Lewis vs The New Atheists” by Peter S. Williams (Video Book Promo 2)


Mitch's Testimony: "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist" - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpiqWO94dpk bornagain77
Wow, this is amazing. An atheist was actually open to examining the deep foundational flaws of her own beliefs and to change accordingly. The Atheist's Dilemma - Jordan Monge - 4/4/2013 I tried to face down an overwhelming body of evidence, as well as the living God. Excerpt: And he did something else: He prodded me on how inconsistent I was as an atheist who nonetheless believed in right and wrong as objective, universal categories. Defenseless, I decided to take a seminar on meta-ethics. After all, atheists had been developing ethical systems for 200-some years. In what I now see as providential, my atheist professor assigned a paper by C. S. Lewis that resolved the Euthyphro dilemma, declaring, "God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God." Joseph also pushed me on the origins of the universe. I had always believed in the Big Bang. But I was blissfully unaware that the man who first proposed it, Georges Lemaître, was a Catholic priest. And I'd happily ignored the rabbit trail of a problem of what caused the Big Bang, and what caused that cause, and so on. By Valentine's Day, I began to believe in God. There was no intellectual shame in being a deist, after all, as I joined the respectable ranks of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers. I wouldn't stay a deist for long. A Catholic friend gave me J. Budziszewski's book Ask Me Anything, which included the Christian teaching that "love is a commitment of the will to the true good of the other person." This theme—of love as sacrifice for true good—struck me. The Cross no longer seemed a grotesque symbol of divine sadism, but a remarkable act of love. And Christianity began to look less strangely mythical and more cosmically beautiful.,,, http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/march/atheists-dilemma.html bornagain77
OT: Big Bang Sound Recording 'Remix' Created By Physicist - 04/04/2013 Excerpt: While you might think that because space is a vacuum the explosion of a singularity wouldn't make any sound at all, Cramer told QMI that "the Big Bang is the exception to this, because the medium that pervaded the universe in the first 100,000 years or so was far more dense than the atmosphere of the Earth." In other words, matter was so dense in the early Universe that it carried sounds waves in much the same way air does on Earth. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/04/big-bang-sound-recording-john-cramer_n_3007975.html related notes: The Deep Connection Between Sound & Structure - Evan Grant - Allosphere - video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4672092 Music of the sun recorded by scientists - June 2010 Excerpt: The sun has been the inspiration for hundreds of songs, but now scientists have discovered that the star at the centre of our solar system produces its own music. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7840201/Music-of-the-sun-recorded-by-scientists.html bornagain77
Video: Atheists and Christians get together in Austin to dialogue. http://www.bbcfamily.com/messages/individual-messages/austin-pastors-american-atheists-panel-discussion (My pastor, Tim Hawks, is the second from right.) Phinehas
OT: Cell Machinery Untangles Misfolded Proteins ENV comments on an article in Science about a "multipart machine in bacteria, fungi and plants [that] is able to take 'irreversible' aggregates of misfolded proteins and untangle them, then refold them for proper function." The article in Science states, "Remarkably, the cells of bacteria, plants, and fungi have evolved machinery to neatly extract polypeptide chains from large aggregates and refold them to the native state..." When I read this kind of thing I often wonder if the authors really believe this complex, purpose-driven functionality all happened through the atheist miracle of evolution or if it could sometimes be a sly tongue-in-cheek jab at establishment Darwinistas who are too full of themselves to realize they are being made fun of. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/04/cell_machinery070411.html sagebrush gardener
Between them, Lewis and Chesterton have it just about sewn up, don't they, Philip? Rather in line with what I had posited about each of us living in a world of our own; and, more fantastically, our divinely-coordinated, devolved creation of a singularity, at our birth and death, congruent with the Resurrection event horizon and singularity indicated on the Holy Shroud 'Know ye not that ye are gods?). And the Kabbalist saying to the effect that when a man dies, a whole world dies with him. But in any case, the two speakers seem wonderful human beings, and one can imagine how much they must be revered by the deeply disturbed vets they have helped, at least reassuring them that they are not mad with regard their NDE experience - however real the threat of their being denied the veteran's benefit due to them, if they spoke about their experience, on the grounds of their being 'cuckoo'. Another vicious triumph of atheist medicine. Axel
Brooke Fraser- “C S Lewis Song” http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=DL6LPLNX “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” ? C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity bornagain77
I'm beginning to suspect that the C.S. in C.S. Lewis really stands for Common Sense instead of Clive Staples. :) “One absolutely central inconsistency ruins [the popular scientific philosophy]. The whole picture professes to depend on inferences from observed facts. Unless inference is valid, the whole picture disappears… unless Reason is an absolute, all is in ruins. Yet those who ask me to believe this world picture also ask me to believe that Reason is simply the unforeseen and unintended by-product of mindless matter at one stage of its endless and aimless becoming. Here is flat contradiction. They ask me at the same moment to accept a conclusion and to discredit the only testimony on which that conclusion can be based.” —C.S. Lewis, Is Theology Poetry (aka the Argument from Reason) C.S. Lewis, Reason, and Naturalism: An Interview with Dr. Jay Richards - audio http://www.idthefuture.com/2012/12/cs_lewis_reason_and_naturalism.html The Argument From Reason - resource page http://www.reasonsforgod.org/the-argument-from-reason/ “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...” CS Lewis – Mere Christianity "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." – C. S. Lewis - Mere Christianity, pages 40-41 Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis - Easy to follow playlist: http://www.truthaccordingtoscripture.com/documents/apologetics/mere-christianity/cs-lewis-mere-christianity-toc.php bornagain77

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