RESPONDblog: Are Christians Just Atheists Who Believe In One More God?



“I contend we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” — Stephen F. Roberts

I find this quote to be quite a troubling one… It leaves me wondering whether Stephen F. Roberts is really constructing an argument here…or whether he is just doing his level best to metaphorically “poke Christians in the eye” with a prickly soundbite!

Why do I say that?

First – in what universe can we equate Christianity with atheism? Atheism always involves the rejection of the existence of a deity – that’s what makes it atheism.

“Atheism : Disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods”, Oxford English Dictionary

A Christian can never be an atheist – simply because the foundation of Christianity is a belief in…

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I live in the UK, I'm married to Janet and I'm passionate about proposing a case for the historic Christian faith. You can find me on Twitter at @stuhgray.

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