If any of you wonder why we ask, "Are you absolutely certain of that? If so, how?" to the Atheists, here is the explanation behind it all. Dr. Chris Bolt did such a nice job over at Choosing Hats articulating it, that I can only play ode to the post by linking to it. So, I hope you read it.
Suppose someone posits that his or her worldview is consistently inconsistent.
He or she admits that there are many inconsistencies within the
worldview. In this case, inconsistency is not something to be shunned.
Inconsistency is to be affirmed. Embraced. Granted approval. Are there
such worldviews? Yes. There are worldviews that come close to rejecting
the need for consistency. Buddhism and postmodernism are two examples.
How might the covenantal apologist respond?
First, an inconsistency-affirming worldview is also consistency-affirming. There is nothing more inconsistent with inconsistency than consistency. To be consistent... [Click to read more]