Monday, July 22, 2013
Proof that God exists
Jimmy Akin kicks around the idea of proving God's existence. It's a popular Atheist shot nowadays. Religion has to prove God. Religion has made the claim. Religion now must prove the claim. Of course when they say prove, they often mean prove it scientifically. They may say they want logic or reason, but usually they mean subject God to scientific study using the scientific method, and if that approach doesn't work, then God doesn't exist. It dawned on me some time ago that assuming God can be, or should be, proven using the scientific methods appears to be every bit the faith claim. Nonetheless, Mr. Akin walks through a bird's eye view of who really has to provide the proof, and why such discussions go so wrong when the burden of proof is so obvious.