I’ve had many discussions/arguments/debates with Christians and none of them have ever ended with a Christian, saying that I have made good points worthy of considering. Some of these Christians know what they believe and are very knowledgeable, and some are not. All of them, though, are very certain that they are right, and I am wrong. After returning to school and having to take several classes where I had to make an argument and defend it, I learned there are parameters for debating and rules for making a clear argument. Those classes were very helpful and gave me a better understanding of debating.
I find myself wondering what would have happened if I debated, in one of my speech, poli-sci, or philosophy classes, the way Christians argue for their belief. Picture it. I’m presented with a difficult argument, or perhaps even one that refutes my argument, and in response I say, “You know, I can’t explain it, but I feel, in my heart that my argument is true, and when it comes down to it, it’s a matter of faith. In conclusion, there is nothing you can say to change my mind.”
I’m pretty sure I know what the outcome would be: F.