Author: Scott Strozier
How To Debate An Atheist seeks to enforce the faith of all Christians. At times, it can seem like religion has no place in this technological world, as if God himself was an outdated concept. Yet in spite of what modern society would have you believe, faith and science do not contradict one another. In fact, they go hand in hand. However, it is not the purpose of this manuscript to provide a list of scientific proofs to Christianity or even scientifically disprove atheism. There are far better and more in-depth scientific volumes that can provide detailed scientific proofs from acclaimed professors. Instead, this book is to focus more on logic and more importantly provide methods for casual debates.
There is a great difference between a lecture and a debate. Casual debates are often quick and do not possess long drawn-out explanations. Knowing and understanding a subject does not necessarily mean you are able to articulate the said subject in a meaningful way to others. More importantly, you need to be able to understand your opponent's point of view and properly dismantle it, a difficult practice in even the best of circumstances, as simply relating counter facts will often not be sufficient to do so; instead, their own logic must be implemented. Logic can be a surprisingly difficult subject to grasp and even more difficult to put into practice. While this book cannot guarantee mastery in logic or the control of future debates, it can provide the foundation to defend your faith in a concise and reasonable manner, a feat most atheists claim Christians incapable of doing.