They presuppose that the Bible is divine revelation and their goal is to expose flaws in other views, whether theistic or non-theistic.
According to presuppositional apologists, no one has the capacity to make sense of the human experience without the divine revelation of the Bible, as they interpret it. For this reason, they “know” that the Earth is 6,000-10,000 years old and was created in six days, as described in Genesis. They “know” that Christians and non-Christians have no moral common ground with which to discuss religion. They assert that the only common ground between the believer and the non-believer is that the Christian and non-Christian both “know” that God exists, although the non-believer tries to suppress the truth.
Presuppositionalism has been around for a long time. Its modern-day revival is associated with Calvinism and the Reformed Church. People like Sye Ten Bruggencate and Eric Hovind have made a point of taking their presuppositional apologetics to atheist gatherings, the streets, and YouTube, where debates against this form of Christian apologetics has resurrected.
World Cult Watch host Rob Robinson’s guests include Robert Baty, a retired IRS appeals officer who has been a guest on the Freethought Fridays and Variety Show segment of the God Discussion network. His retirement hobbies are “Kent Hovind, young earth creation science, and presuppositionalism.” A member of the Church of Christ for over 40 years, you might be surprised what his views about presuppositionalism are when he describes the movement, its teachings and its major players during the show. In addition to his presuppositionalism/young earth creationism hobbies, Baty is also a guest columnist and frequent commenter to Forbes On-Line website. He describes himself as the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “useful idiot” in the Foundation’s suit challenging Internal Revenue Code Section 107 that allows “ministers” tax free income.
Joining Baty to talk about presuppositionalism will be Dave Foda, who the Freethought Fridays listeners might be familiar with. Dave is an atheist, a writer, and a researcher, and sometimes-activist. He has a background in risk management, information security, and protective services; has some formal training in law, law enforcement, and linguistics; and is an IT systems engineer by trade. He has interests in physics, chemistry, biology, cosmology, archaeology, anthropology, history, languages, law and legal systems, and politics. His library shelves are stocked mostly with non-fiction. Having been raised Lutheran; he forayed into evangelical Christianity in his teens, but was soon cognizant of the inconsistencies of faith, generally. He understands the nature of the perceived religious need of many individuals, but also understands that religious belief as a form of governance is damaging to the whole of society.
World Cult Watch, a weekly program that airs every Sunday night, is intended to not only offer news and information about cults, but to provide a forum where cult survivors — and those wanting to leave — have a chance to talk and receive emotional support.
Bob runs the “World Cult Watch” website, offering insight and hard-hitting stories about the teachings of various abusive and authoritarian cults. In his show and website, Rob also offers comfort for ex-cult members struggling with the guilt, grief, anger and other emotions associated with spiritual abuse.
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How typical of a christian - deny deny deny... You talk about me not showing proof just because I dont use a "scholarly" website. Your link is not sccesca_nz, Some Link
Unfortunately for you that's not a scholarly website. The hypothesis that Jesus is based upon the figures from other religions has long since been debsdd, Some Link
Yes. No question is dumb.GodDiscussion, Some Link
Im about to sound really dumb. But is Eastern time which your show is posted for 10 right, this would mean NJ rightRobin Elizabeth, Some Link
PRIORITY PROPHECY The prophecy that should take precedence in the minds of men today is, that Jesus is coming again. The most important question is, asteve finnell, Some Link
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