That is binding on us as Theists. Secondly, we have the fact that 'the Lord's Day' is a Christian institution.
"First, as Theists, to keep it holy in some special way, and to make it, so far as is reasonably possible, a day of rest.
The atheist accuses the theist
of believing in God without evidence.
Both atheists and theists
claim to know more than they can or that which they can't.The theist
is like a traveller who claims he knows there exists an invisible non-physical bridge at the bottom of the horizon and hopes to use that bridge to gain access to the back of the sky.
I soon learned that finding the occasional nontheist needle in a hostile theist
haystack was no mean task.
Even the much-maligned Charles Darwin wrote in a letter of 1879: "It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent theist
and an evolutionist."
Ruse and Richard ably demonstrate that Darwin, while far from a devout theist
, could not shake the sense that some agency lay behind the universe.
However, readers of this book will need to do their own work if they want to weave these new perspectives together with any continuing role for faith that is recognizably Christian or even theist
Speaking to media persons, Chouhan said he is a theist
and believes that God will listen to his prayers.
's position--that God can use evil, even great evil, to bring about a redeeming good--expresses skepticism toward the claim that the evil present in a contemporary act or state of affairs will produce evil in a future state of affairs.
Having had the conversation, I now strongly suspect the largest gulf is not between theist
and atheist, but between those who go looking for meaning in the clouds and those who go looking within the context of their own lives.
Goetz (philosophy, Ursinus College) presents a set of chapter-length arguments aimed at answering "what is the meaning of life?" Goetz is an avowed Christian theist
, but approaches the question as necessarily within the reach of reason.