As I said before, I am delighted to have a thoughtful and intelligent Christian reviewing my posts about Geisler and Turek’s book, I Don’t Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST. Though she makes it fairly plain that she would like to believe that my posts are nothing more than “the very atheistic fear of the truth that Geisler and Turek… predicted as a response to their book,” she seems to be honest and sincere enough to look at the evidence. It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to explain to her exactly why I believe that Geisler and Turek are misrepresenting the facts of the matter, and how she herself can verify whether or not I’m saying things that are consistent with real-world truth. Let’s start with her presuppositions.
It is an all-too-common fallacy to presuppose the nonexistence of God and miracles, call it all “superstition” and interpret the evidence from there. However, it is a fallacy. To be truly, honestly objective requires admitting the possibility of God until that possibility can be ruled out. And we have yet to find ANYTHING that rules out the possibility of God.
This is a common misconception, and one that can be addressed without resorting to the obvious parallels regarding the “possibility” of a real Santa, a real Vishnu, or a real Flying Spaghetti Monster.