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To Keller’s dismay and our delight!

Published 17 June 2011 by lordgriggs

Keller prattles that we rationalists and naturalists rely wrongly on advocating evidence for positions. He prattles that defeats itself as no one can verify that itself! No, he is merely prattling the case for faith, the we just say so of credulity!
No one can vuchsafe God without evidence or otherwise faith is indeed blind! He quotes the stilly Terry Eagleton that even Dawkins lives by faith in that no one has real evidence for everything. But that is a strawman against rationalism as claims vary with the amount of evidence required!  As our saying goes:’ Extraordinary claims requre extraordinary evidence.” And against Keith Ward and William James, that doesn’t force us never to get anywhere!
James and John Haught claim that faith just means certitude after one has enough evidence for a belief,       yet that means narrow-mindesness  rather than the open-mind of tentative certainty!
 Alister Earl McGrath avers that faith envelopes people’s whole beings, bu that means again that narrow-mindedness.
 William Kingdon Clifford makes his case whilst James merely prattle his faith!
Keller wants to make that fallacy of ambiguity with using faith as trust rather than as blind faith. We rationalists  ever debunk such sophistry!
Finally, Keller prattles that Richard Swinburne rightly notes that theism can account for Existence, our being here and ” humans with an indelible moral sense.”
 No, to the contrary,because Nature herself does all that without any divine influence.
Theists ever make the fallacies of  personal incredulity and the argument from ignorance. They query how could Existence be orderly and regular and have laws withut His imposition? No, they inhere in Nature! Theists have it backwards. Were there God, He’d depend on those things and thus could not be that Primary Cause!
No God was neeeded for Existence. Evolution brought us forth and our moral sense!
Keller pratles that we cannot demand complete evidence, no, ti’s theists who use faith as he does who do that!
 Theists get matters backwards!
I suggest for those who want good matter against creationism to subscribe to Dr Sad  blog

Are you ready for more against Keller’s sophistry? More yet to come!