I Don’t Have Enough Faith
to Be an
CMS 330_GWK 60
March 14, 2016
In the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by authors Norman Geisler and Frank Turk it contains evidence and arguments against most of the major claims against Christianity. The book begins with a discussion on worldview. The writers of the book argue that we all have a world view and we use our worldview to try to understand truth. This is one of the more intriguing parts of the book. Geisler and Turk in the first couple chapters of the book discuss the topics of truth. Truth is what shape our beliefs and the authors clearly spell out how our truth is based upon our faith.
In the book it states that truth can be defined as that which corresponds to its object, or that which describes an actual state of affairs (37). Truth is not relative but absolute. If something is true, it’s true for all people, at all times, in all places. I think the authors are looking at different aspects of religion. There are many known religions, but their beliefs are not always the same, but as stated in the book the truth is not relative. Most religions have some beliefs that are true, not all religious beliefs can be true because they are mutually exclusive which means they teach opposites. I would say that some religious beliefs must be wrong, but in America you are not supposed to say such a thing. In the book it speaks of truth vs tolerance, and in our culture today, tolerance no longer means to put up with something you believe to be false. In today’s society tolerance now means that you’re supposed to accept every belief as true. Most would argue, and I am one of them, that faith in Christ stands or falls on our understanding of Genesis 1-11. If Genesis 1-11 literally happened, then we have reason to believe in Christ. If it did not literally happen, then how can we be sure of salvation at all? Throughout the process of this discussion, Geisler and...