Challenge Response: God Should Make Himself More Obvious

Posted: July 14, 2011 by Brett Kunkle in God is Real, Weekly Challenge

Here’s my answer to this week’s challenge:

  1. Joel says:

    I really like the video and I know it is almost exactly a year old, but I think you made one mistake. You said that arguments can be rational. I don’t think that is correct. Rationality is by definition a property of persons, not arguments. Arguments can be valid, sound, or have true conclusions (which means they are sound). Arguments cannot be rational, rationality is a property of person-hood and requires thought and reflection. Arguments can be used as a tool by rational people to come to conclusions about the way the world is.

    A good analogy is with computers. We often say computers process information. However, this is simply not the truth. The truth is that we process information and we use computers to carry out this task of information processing. In the same way we are rational and we use arguments to carry out our reason (demonstrate our rationality).