Are Christians ‘desperate’ to believe & can science explain everything?

This is a great clip from a good debate between Christian William Lane Craig and atheist Peter Atkins, with a wonderful short answer to the question, ‘Does science tell us everything’.

Watching it led me to reflect on why some people are desperate to believe what they believe. What’s the underlying motivation? It’s a charge most often levelled at Christians, as Atkins does here. Yet I think it’s as likely to be on any ‘side’ in a God debate. Such desperation likely to lead us to think irrational thoughts that can’t be backed up – Atkins demonstrates this in this video, I think. So, why are people so desperate to believe what they do?

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2 thoughts on “Are Christians ‘desperate’ to believe & can science explain everything?

  1. “Science is omnipotent” – if ever there was someone desperate to believe?! The man doesn’t recognise faith in others because he doesn’t understand that his belief in the supremacy of science requires faith in itself.

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    • Yes, I know that there are some Christians who think ‘faith is believing despite the evidence’ but there are just as many atheists who hold their beliefs with the same lack of evidence/rational thought, I think.

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