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OpinionOn atheism and reason

February 28, 20186402 min

In last week’s Trinitonian, Alexander Jacobs asked nonbelievers to answer the question: What specific evidence would make you believe in God? He argued that the universe points to the existence of God because, “The beginning of the universe was the beginning of all space, time and matter, [so] its cause must transcend these.” After some Googling, I found all kinds of pre-Big Bang theories currently under scientific consideration, from the idea of an older universe...

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G.K. Chesterton, a notable convert to Catholicism from the 20th century, once rightly pointed out, “Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” So are atheists open-minded? If not, is their mind shut on something solid? In some of my experiences, if asked whether atheists are open-minded, they will state that they are. They say that if...