Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Apologetics: A Displacement of Faith

The simplified presentation of a straight forward theist: "I have faith in God."
The simplified presentation of an apologetic theist: "I have faith in something else that makes God a necessity."

Examples of "something else" include, but aren't limited to:

  • A universe that could only be created by an external agency.
  • Complex life that could only be intelligently designed.
  • Objective and absolute moral values that exist in some way independent from those who value them.
  • An external meaning for life/existence/them personally.

Apologetics isn't so much a defense of faith, just a displacement of it.


  1. Thanks for the laugh, this is so true. I gather you are running into the similar problems I have been experiencing in debating recently, i.e. what does fact mean?

  2. I love this discussion of the structural logic of posting.

    displacement psychology