Apologetics

Christian and Islamic Apologetics

 

It often pays to know what and how others think about subjects you’re interested in. By reading what they have to say, you can be prepared for friendly arguments or formal debates. Apologetics focuses on justifying one’s rationale.  Just about any technique is legitimate if it persuades: it doesn’t necessarily need to be logically sound if you can escape the debate on top. Sophistry can be elevated to an art-form that weaves specious arguments with valid ones to overwhelm an unprepared counter-argument.

Here are some websites that teach their members how to get the better of atheists and other objectors.

 


 

Christian Apologetics

 

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM):

CARM’s introductory paragraph states:

CARM is a 501(c)3, non-profit, Christian ministry dedicated to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promotion and defense of the Christian Gospel, Doctrine, and Theology.  CARM analyzes religions such as Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Universalism, Wicca, etc., and compares them to the Bible. We also analyze secular ideas such as abortion, atheism, evolution, and relativism. In all our analyses we use logic and evidence to defend Christianity and promote the truth of the Bible which is the inspired word of God.

Jesus, Crucified

Of particular interest is their ‘Cut and Paste Information’.  It delves into ways to attack atheism, homosexuality, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Oneness Theology, Relativism, and Roman Catholicism.  Other pages of interest include: Apologetics; Evidence and Answers; Objections and Answers; and Responding to Critics.

ChristianApologetics.org:

The opening statement reads as follows:

Historic Christianity stands on the beliefs that classical logic represents the ‘Truth of God’ and sound reason is the foundation of the Christian faith. In contrast, modern Christianity frequently appears to be hanging perilously on a framework of bad science, fuzzy logic and situational truth. Can Christianity survive in an era of computer logic and scientific scrutiny?

Download Christian Handbook of Reason and Insight for Scientists and Technologists, available free from this site or read the contents on-line and judge for yourself.

The apologetics from this site comes mostly from the free, downloadable, book.

 

The C. S. Lewis Society’s Apologetics.org:

 

The ‘Best of the Website’ is a good place for the first-time visitor to start.  It’s a collection of essays and lectures for Christian apologetics.  Also worth exploring is their Articles page.

RationalChristianity.net:

This website has a sparse home page featuring: Answers to hard questions about Christianity and Bible difficulties; Resolved Bible contradictions; Reasons to believe; and other articles for skeptics.

 


 

Islamic Apologetics

 

Although there are many Islamic websites, Googling ‘Islamic Apologetics’ turns up far more anti-Islamic Apologetics than Islamic Apologetics.  In fact, the search revealed only one real hit (ApologeticsIndex.org) on the first page (20 total hits) and none on the second page.  I quit searching after the second page.

However, you can find Islamic Apologetics from the following authors: Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi, Ali Shariati, Tariq Ramadan, Muhammad (Allama) Iqbal.

It is forbidden to create any likeness of Muhammad. This is the only one I could find.

ApologeticsIndex.org:

Apologetics Index deals with religion in general and does a pretty good job with Islamic apologetics.  Here’s the topics they cover:

1. Islam
2. Islam – Basic Beliefs
3. Islam – Its Creed
4. The Five Pillars of Islam
5. Do Muslims, Jews and Christians worship the same God?
6. Islam – Research Resources

With an A through Z index, it’s organized for searching and researching.  It’s a good place for religious apologetics.

 

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