Gerkin takes the classic theistic Argument to Design from William Paley's Natural Theology, "the watchmaker analogy," argues that it is logically flawed as an argument for theism, then turns it on its head and reformulates it as an argument for atheism.
Published on the Secular Web
(2001) (Interview w/ Lynn Anderson, D.MIN) Kyle J. Gerkin This is perhaps the weakest objection of all. Since Christians often seem so damn sure of themselves, I can see where an outsider might think that doubters need not apply. However, any rational person realizes that there is no such thing as absolute certainty, and simple, […]
A thorough and detailed critique of Lee Strobel's The Case For Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity. This review actually ranges across almost all the issues between Christians and atheists, and Gerkin directs readers to all the relevant sections of the Secular Web, making this an excellent introduction to our website and arguments for unbelief.
Still Failing the Bar Exam (2002) by J. P. Holding (Off Site)
J. P. Holding responds to Gerkin's critique of Lee Strobel's The Case for Faith.
Gerkin responds to Holding's critique, "Still Failing the Bar Exam."
Though Kyle J. Gerkin's critique of Lee Strobel's The Case for Faith has a great deal to recommend it, and probably even represents the conventional wisdom in skeptical circles, his reply to objection #7 contains a number of factual errors. While earlier historians would have agreed with many of Gerkin's points, current research in the history of science and religion that has yet to percolate into the public consciousness casts doubt upon much of what he says. In this essay Hannam outlines Gerkin's various errors of fact, distinguishing his own views from the relatively uncontroversial conclusions of historians.
Citations (2001) Kyle J. Gerkin 1. Robert J. Schadewald, “The Flat Out Truth: Earth Orbits? Moon Landings? A Fraud! Says This Prophet,” (http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm), Science Digest (July 1980), spotted June 14, 2001. 2. All Biblical verses are taken from the King James Version. 3. Isaac Asimov, Asimov’s Guide To The Bible (New Jersey: Wings […]
Objection #4: God Isn’t Worthy Of Worship If He Kills Innocent Children (2001) (Interview w/ Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D.) Kyle J. Gerkin I would broaden this to include not only children, but any innocent person. I also do not think the extreme case of “killing” is necessary to void God’s worshipful status. The simple cause […]
Objection #5: It’s Offensive To Claim Jesus Is The Only Way To God (2001) (Interview w/ Ravi Zacharias, D.D., LL.D.) Kyle J. Gerkin For someone who is of a non-Christian religion, I suppose the claim of Jesus as a sole source of salvation is offensive. But maybe not. If your goal is not to become […]
Every time the Book of Mormon has met a true challenge, the result has been nothing short of colossal failure.