Week Two

“The Absurdity”

Hi Guys! This coming Wednesday we are tackling the topic: “The Absurdity of Life if God Does Not Exist”.

We will be covering these 3 huge questions:

  • Can life have value, meaning, and purpose if God DOES NOT exist?
  • Can we be moral without God?
  • Does Biblical Christianity effectively make sense of the world and reality?

Reading

“On Guard” William Lane Craig – Chapter 2 pages 31-38

“I don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” Frank Turek – Chapter 1, pages 36-41

Vocabulary

Objective: fact not influenced by feelings/opinions

Subjective: based on personal feelings/opinions

The following three definitions are taken from the book “On Guard” by William Lane Craig, and are important because the specific meaning of these words, as listed below, is what we will be referencing this week.

Purpose: a goal, reason for something

Meaning: significance, why something matters

Value: pertaining to good and evil, right and wrong

Scriptures

19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath[a]; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.

Ecclesiastes 3: 19-20

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1: 18-20

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

Psalm 14:1

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