Sociology of Minorities Class

March 31, 2008

Curious College Students Says:
Alright dog, i have a few questions for you that will help me on a project for my Sociology of Minorities Class. We are working on social issues regarding minorities and we would like to get the opinion of Atheist.

First of all do you feel that Atheist are a minority in this county? If not how do Atheist view themselves in the United States?

Secondly in a social respect, how do you feel Atheist are viewed differently.

And lastly, what can Atheist do to attain a level of minority status that will allow them to receive benefits that are given to other minority groups?

Thank you for taking time to answer our questions and we look forward to reading your responses and learning about Atheism.

Curious College Students


Presupposition and Other Logic-based Apologetics

March 31, 2008

I’m delighted to see what I think is a new trend in Christian apologetics. I’ve noticed it in conversations with Christian friends and also on the bogs. More and more Christians seem to be employing the classic logical arguments to justify their faith (but if you could prove it logically, would it still faith?). Of course, some are better adept at critical thinking than others.

The reason this delights me is that I see it as an indicator that this generation’s potential prosilites are not quite as gullible as previous generations. They require more than the usual emotional cajoling to win them over. They demand reason. It is true that many potential prosilites will continue to respond to the cajoling, but I think this new trend in apologetic technique indicates that their numbers are on the wane.

In response to the need for critical apologetics, Christians are forced to consider the reasons why others should believe as they do. And in the process, Christians are forced to reevaluate their own reasons for faith. The ones who are better adept at critical thinking will be much more tolerant and understanding of those who believe differently than they do. This can only be good for society.

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