Four Things I’ve Learned from My Conversations with Atheists

Four Things I've Learned from My Conversations with Atheists

Four Things I’ve Learned from My Conversations with Atheists

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In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner provides four observations from his youth ministry trips to UC Berkeley. These simple observations may help you improve the quality of your discussions with non-believers and help you better understand the underlying issues in some of these conversations. J. Warner also answers viewer email related to the disagreements between Christian denominations and the need for personal research. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com)

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22 thoughts on “Four Things I’ve Learned from My Conversations with Atheists

  1. Dagwould

    When you say 'disinterest', do you really mean 'disinterest' which is what a judge is in the court, or 'uninterest', which is what a judge certainly isn't.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  2. stevekerp1

    We should certainly be able to articulate our reasons for trusting Christ, but we need to also not communicate that any of us are doing God a favor by becoming Christians. Quit selling the new and improved Jesus who will fix your broken life and solve all your problems if you just "open the door" and let Him in. Let's quit the cheap sideshow Christianity, and be settled in our faith so that maybe some people will "ASK for a reason for the hope" that we have. Evangelism is not sales. Salvation is not another kind of miracle cure and Christianity is not a decision based on a cost/benefits analysis. IMHO

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  3. Rafael H

    100%

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  4. Paul George

    It is logically impossible for a being who is both eternal and all-powerful to exist. See Pliny the Elder. Case closed.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  5. Jake And

    Two of these observations were remotely relevant. Obviously upbringing, being born in an atheistic home vs a Christian home has a huge impact. Also, people who want nothing to do with religion at all for whatever reason. Although, that almost always requires the person was not raised in a religious family.

    The rest, at best, are reasons people begin to question faith, but not the reason they are atheist.

    You can not 'choose' not to believe.
    'Atheists just want to sin' is literally the height of ignorance about atheist mentality.
    Sure, 'I don't understand why homosexuality is wrong' might lead to someone questioning their faith, but you CANNOT chose not to believe 'just cause'

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  6. Rick Knight

    If anyone needs an excellent online pastor, I highly recommend Andrew Farley YouTube videos and books

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  7. sneijder023

    Wickedness in the last days.
    Man is for a woman. No man to man and woman to woman.

    Repent and believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and savior today

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  8. stevepa999

    The problem with relying solely on scripture is that you are assuming that all meaningful things that should be known were written down and that no traditions were passed down orally.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  9. Pescatoral Pursuit

    I appreciate the criticisms towards believers leveled by Mr Wallace.
    However, it is quite absurd to legitimize the criticisms of the non-believers who themselves have not applied logic, reason, or critical thinking to arrive at their own world view.
    At best they are projecting.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  10. bluebluedogbooks

    Interesting.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  11. Lynn V

    Exactly. People deny God because they want to be god and continue in their sin. p.s. I consider myself non- denominational. I do attend church, sometimes a denomination for example if I'm singing in a choir. But I want my focus to be my relationship with God through bible study and prayer. I've found the denominations get in the way. I also think that some people need the structure and rituals the denominations bring. From being a school teacher I know people learn and experience the world differently. And I equate this with why people might actually need a denomination as it fulfills their experience.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  12. Guns and Moses

    Christianity dosent care about the poor they care about bigger buildings. I'm a Christian and do you know how many people in your own congregation may be struggling to feed their family? Can they go to the pastor for help? Usually not. Stop wasting money on buildings and support missions. Have church at home like the first Christians. How much of an impact we could make just doing this. God does not dwell in houses built by man!

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  13. David Agin

    Can anyone give a decent % of athiest cops especially in new England?

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  14. I am a Lobster

    9:15

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  15. Szusza Webster

    It's been my experience that the people who object to Christianity and think it is dangerous because we are supposedly people who believe blindly, is that what they actually believe is what they've been told by their one sided, atheist professors, thus they are merely "parroting" what they've been taught, without looking into the evidence of those things they now believe, thus they they are also believing "blindly". I've found that most people will accuse others of what they themselves are also guilty of.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  16. Edoardo Roncelli

    I have "liked" the video even before to start to watching and listen to it! (such my expectations as being saved by Jesus from a godless atheist anti-christian previous life of mine). Praise the Lord!

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  17. Klayvert Rodrigues

    This video is so great.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  18. John R. Wilke

    The last point made is highlighted by what I like to call "Bumper Sticker Theology": GOD said it, I believe, that settles it.
    It's these kinds of Christians, many of whom have been in the Church all their lives, who don't even understand the most basic foundations of their faith or those who are "Christian" in name only but then live however they please all week long. Some of them don't even make it out of the Church parking lot before they flip someone off & have their radio tuned in to listen to vulgar godless music. Christians have helped create the world we now live in by their failure to understand what they believe, by not living up to what they do believe, & by not being involved with the very reason for our salvation; to exalt the Name of GOD & to make disciples!

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  19. Gine Mclaurin

    This man is Right On. God Bless All.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  20. Jennifer Moore

    Amen Bro Amen!

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  21. Rodney Holmes

    Again, great stuff.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply
  22. michael thompson

    Many people have the impression that man can create life or at least can duplicate the simplest cellular life. That is not true at all. They think the Craig Venter Institute has created a synthetic cell when all they have done is exchanged the dna in the bacterium Mycoplasma Mycoides with synthetic dna that they had to use yeast cells to assemble. It has been declared the First Self-Replicating Synthetic Bacterial Cell. Pretty grandiose claim. The shades of Romans 1:18-22. I ask atheists to disprove John 1:1-5 by demonstrating abiogenesis, chemicals to life, the naturalists origin of life story.. Produce a Mycoplasma Mycoides from chemicals without using any parts or compounds derived from a preexisting organism. They can't, not even close.

    January 27, 2022 at 6:35 am Reply

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