Craig Keener: From Atheism to Christianity

Testimonies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=injEbY_HnlA&ab_channel=IanRamseyCentre I wasn't raised in church. I knew Christians but I wasn't raised in a Christian home. I had grandparents who were Christians and other relatives who were Christians but by probably around the age of nine, I was an atheist. I remember talking with my mom at that time and saying I don't believe in life after death and we had an interesting conversation at that point because I don't think she did either. When I was about 13, I started reading Plato and Plato got me thinking about life after death, not that his arguments were all that persuasive, like the pre-existence of the soul. I wasn't persuaded by his arguments but it really got me thinking about what life was really about. If it was just this…
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Atheist to Christian | Dr. Rosalind Picard, MIT

Testimonies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwoTASkifwE&ab_channel=TheVeritasForum I was not always a Christian. I was an atheist for the first part of my life and was challenged by people who I really admired who are Christians that maybe I should learn a little bit more and get a little bit more data to go with my views. My views at the time were that Christians and actually all religions (I was pretty antagonistic toward people who really didn't know their science or maybe they needed a crutch or something) were not that smart. Then I started to realize that many of such people were super smart and they challenged me to read the best-selling book of all time, which is probably still the bible - the Hebrew Old Testament and Christian New Testament. As I was…
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There’s No Such Thing As An Atheist

Atheism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CN76ONvUOo Romans 1:20 says “for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so without excuse.” Every human being has the knowledge of God. There's no such thing as an atheist. I've seen professing atheists backslide within 30 seconds. You can make them backslide. If you meet someone who says “I'm an atheist”, just say “So you believe that nothing created everything, a scientific impossibility? and watch their facial expression. “No, not nothing created everything” so say “You believe there was something that created everything it, just wasn't God?” “Yeah, that's it.” “Obviously you're not an atheist, you're agnostic. You believe something created everything, it just wasn't God. Let's see…
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This One Plant PROVES God’s Existence

Intelligent Design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF9pgMHaI0g Can you think of a plant that proves God's existence? If you watch the venus flytrap videos online, you'll find a number of them showing flies getting caught and eaten by this plant but few give details about the amazing design of the plant, let alone give credit to the designer. The famous evolutionary believer and commentator David Attenborough tells us how it all began. “It began in the sea some 3000 million years ago. Complex chemical molecules began to clump together to form microscopic blobs.” And this first blob, thanks to a magical 3,000 million years of time, evolved into this incredibly complex life as we know it, not only evolving into you and I but also into the amazing venus flight trap. Listen now to David Attenborough…
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Can evolution explain change from one specie to another?

Darwinian Evolution
https://youtu.be/SnVU_VZ0qrM You are describing natural selection. If we went to a car factory and we took out all the kinks (i.e. all the bad things) in the car assembly line. After we got everything that was wrong with the car assembly, how many runs would we have to wait until finally they produced an airplane? You can't turn a car into an airplane. Yes you can. You can’t turn one thing into another. You can turn a car into an airplane. Through natural selection, a car can turn into an airplane. Why is that funny? That’s science. 
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Stephen Meyer Shatters The Myth Of The Multiverse

Cosmology_Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR51OrawqIg “If you were designing a universe for life, I suspect you might design it differently. There is no evidence of designer purpose to our universe.” Lawrence Krauss. Are we really just insignificant specks in an accidental universe? Do we really just suck? Those are some dramatic claims but not everyone thinks that way. In fact, some very distinguished scientists disagree. Freeman Dyson, world renowned physicist and mathematician, says “The more I examine the universe and study the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known that we were coming.” So maybe it's not an accident that the Earth is habitable. We caught up with physicist Bijan Nemati, who was a senior engineer at NASA's jet propulsion lab for over…
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If God made the universe, then who made God?

Cosmology_Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klf6747I9Ok As Christians we believe that God created the world. As soon as you talk to a non-believer and say God created the world, there's a question that almost always comes up next. Then who created God? One of the great atheists of the 20th Century known as Bertrand Russell wrote a book called Why I am not a Christian. He said “If the Christian says God made the world, then he has to be prepared to answer the question ‘Who made God?’” This question commits what we call a “category fallacy”. What if I asked you “How much does a musical note weigh?” You think “Musical notes, which are sound, and weight, these are distinct categories” and you're confused. “What does the color pink taste like?” Color is something…
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Is the Design Hypothesis for the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Implausible?

Cosmology_Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhHt4pshyo Some detractors of design will say that the design hypothesis is in fact implausible and just as implausible as physical necessity or chance. For example, it is sometimes said that on the design hypothesis, the existence of the designer himself remains unexplained. It’s said that an intelligent mind also exhibits complex order so if the universe needs an explanation, then the designer also needs an explanation. And if you say “well the designer has no explanation” then why not say the same thing about the universe, that it has no explanation for the observed fine-tuning?  This objection I think however is based upon a misconception of the nature of explanation. It’s widely recognized in the philosophy of science that in order to recognize an explanation as the best, you…
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Big Bang: Something from Nothing?

Cosmology_Physics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m82PmE6oASo How does something come out of nothing? How do we have a universe that comes out of nothing? Astronomers believe there are two trillion galaxies in the observable universe. Scientists are still trying to figure out how all of this arose seemingly out of nothing. It turns out if you apply quantum mechanics to gravity, then in fact space itself becomes dynamical and universes, spaces themselves and time can pop into existence where there was none before. So you can create whole universes where there was no universe before. Indeed in that way, you might imagine creating a universe from literally nothing. Our universe popped into existence from literally nothing? There is no cause for all of this? So straight up nothing, no matter, no creator, then “poof” the…
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What actually happens when scientists say they have synthesized a cell

Cells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJOpEb0YPc Here are the parts of a car. This is not all the parts because obviously some of this is already constructed. You have these seats already put together but there's a lot of pieces. Could you put that together? Probably few people could put that together. If you had no directions, could you put it together? Very few could put that together. What if you had no tools? What if you didn't have a ring compressor to compress the rings when you were putting the pistons in? What would you do? It'd be hard with no tools. You need building blocks for a car. Each one of these parts is a building block for the car. Where do you get those building blocks? You just go to rockauto.com. On…
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