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God isn't just an egomaniac. Our praise is right, good, and joy-giving.
If the God of the Bible didn’t do what you think a real God would have done, that doesn’t prove He doesn’t exist; you might just be missing something. It’s the temptation of some who reject the reality of God’s existence to use the following kind of reasoning as part of their evidence: “If the Christian God were real, He would [X]. However, He does not [X], therefore He is not real.”
God regulated slavery in the Old Testament...does that mean He approves of it? And if He doesn't, why did He allow it?
Some atheists say that if God exists, He should show Himself to everyone so they can believe in Him and not go to Hell. Should a good God do this?
Why does the argument for a first cause of the universe conveniently stop with God? Where did God come from? I was asked once by an atheist, “Why does the argument for a first cause of the universe conveniently stop with God? Where did God come from?”
To believe in miracles, we have to believe an immaterial God can move things in the world. Is that unreasonable?
Some say the disciples believed only Jesus' spirit was resurrected, not His body. Two passages in Acts say differently. There are some who claim that the early Christians believed Jesus was resurrected spiritually after His death, not physically. But two passages in Acts speak strongly against this idea. (These are by no means the only reasons to think Jesus' resurrection was physical, but I rarely hear these passages pointed out in connection with this subject, and they're worth noting.)
We have good, historical reasons to think Jesus was not just a legendary character.
Hawking believes that human behavior is determined by physical laws, but this has serious implications for all his work.
James Sire describes naturalists as monistic materialists who deny the existence of immaterial entities and their ability to act in this world. Though naturalism can be characterized in broader term, which I will address briefly later in this paper, Sire's characterization is really of materialism. Ontological or metaphysical naturalism is defined in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy as the view that everything is composed of natural entities constructed of properties as the sciences allow.