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Believers Should Be Skeptical of Their Religion – And Worried, An Interview With John Loftus


Minister-turned-atheist and author John Loftus and I consider how to appraise religions skeptically and fairly. We talk about issues raised in his new book, The Outsider Test for Faith: How to Know Which Religion Is True. In the 1980s Loftus earned three masters degrees in theology and studied under the tutelage of prominent Christian apologist William Lane Craig. He spent 14 years in Christian ministry, and in the 1990s experienced a full-blown crisis of faith. In 2008 he published a book titled Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity. After my discussion with Loftus I’ll refute some arguments I recently discovered while visiting Christian apologetic websites. These claims are directly related to Loftus’ book and our conversation. That is at the end of the podcast (at the 33:15 mark).

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  1. The main link leads to some apologist’s Netsites.

    I posted to one, but it didn’t appear.

    They appear to be aimed at doubters


  2. Now that the technical issues with posts for this story are fixed, I’ll expand on Comment 1.

    The source article at the Malcontent’s Gambit has links to Christian Apologetics sites – supposedly:

    Answering non-believers, equipping believers, and demonstrating the truth of the Christian worldview

    I posted a response at the Christian Apologetics Alliance over 48 hours ago but it still hasn’t appeared.

    This suggests to me that what they mean by non-believers is doubters or people experiencing a crisis of faith.

    They’re not interested in a real discussion.


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