When I started this site a few years ago, I had high hopes that I could really sink my teeth into modern Christian apologetics. Along the way, I tackled Flat Earth (and grew bored of it), looked into some transcendent gibberish, and starting reading the Bible. I wanted to really challenge myself and really discover if there is anything to these alternative beliefs. Instead, I find myself bored with the whole concept, starting with Christian Apologists.
What I was most shocked to discover in Apologetics is there has not been any new defenses put forth in 700 years! There has been some rebranding and new names, but it still the same tired apologetics. One of the most absurd defenses I have run across is you have to really study theology to ‘find god’. This is stupid. Do I need to study astrophysics to know the sun is real? Do I need to study oceanography to know the oceans are real? Real things are self evident. Imaginary things are not. God is not self evident and is imaginary. My other complaint in studying apologetics is there are some real areas which there are no reasonable answers.
The first of which is “why should I believe in your gibberish over someone else’s gibberish?” Or more elegantly, this is the outside test of faith. You both use the same arguments for wildly different claims. How can I tell the difference?
The second issue for me is for many of the philosophical arguments, like the Kalam or First Mover, there is no link between the vague deistic god and their particular god. No matter how much they argue about the fine tuning of the universe, or, objective morality, I have not been able to find any coherent connection between those concepts and a particular god.
A third issue is ‘objective morality’ or ‘objective truths’ or even ‘Judeo-Christian Values.’ For the life of me, I can’t find any of these spelled out. Seriously, try to search for it. If you can point to a good source for any of these concepts, please, PLEASE, leave them in the comment section.
Fourthly, I am personally disgusted by the views shown on many apologetics websites, specifically, the anti homosexual agenda. I really don’t want to drive any sort of traffic back to those hate filled websites.
Finally, I am just bored. There is just no challenge countering Christian Apologetics. The Bible is a vile and boring book. Debunking Flat Earth is boring and stupid. Maybe I will continue with the Bible reading, however, it is going nowhere and I just don’t care. If anyone would like me to continue, please let me know, otherwise, I will be spending my free time on retro video games and systems and making stuff. So much more fun than researching religious drivel.