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The False Choice – Logic 101

Logic , Some Education

Yesterday, we featured a post in which Razi Zacharias conducted a review of Stephen Hawking's new book The Grand Design, in which Ravi mentions that Hawking is presenting a "False Choice".  What is a "False Choice"

A False Choice is a logic error that is usually an aggressive attempt by someone making an argument, attempting to limit you to usually undesirable options.  He will present you with a question, and then give you several options for answers – except that the answers are NOT all the options available to you, and they are usually presented in a fashion that puts your answer in a bad light. 

Here's an example. Lets say that someone is asking you "What is your favorite color – red or blue"?  Well obviously the person asking the question left out many options.  You may like green, and reply:  "You have presented me with a false choice – you have limited the options that I may select from.  The truth is that I like green."

In apologetics, a False Choice may be presented as thus:  "Science and God are incompatible.  Either you believe in God, or you trust science.  You cannot do both."  All we have to do is present the real definition of science, that being the study of God's creation in order to exercise our dominion over the creation, to assist those of His Kingdom who need medicine, etc."  We could also trot out the list of God fearing scientists as a disproof to this attack of logic

Grace and Peace


Review of Stephen Hawking – The Grand Design

Book Reviews , Resources

Have you read Hawkings new book The Grand Design?  He attempts to convince us that God was not needed for the creation of the universe.

Here – World class apologist Ravi Zacharias begins a 4 part discussion with Dr John Lennox about what he thinks about that idea.

Another great resource from Ravi.  Enjoy!

Grace and Peace- 


Freedom of Religion in School

Current Events

You've heard the story over and over.  Supposedly a person is not allowed to mention the name of Christ in a Valedictory speech – they might offend someone!  Well the Supreme Court of Montana says that we can indeed mention His name!

"Among Renee Griffith’s planned comments were such statements as: “I didn’t let fear keep me from sharing Christ and His joy with those around me” — and “I learned not to be known for my grades…but for being committed to my faith and morals and being someone who lived with a purpose from God with a passionate love for Him.” She was ordered by school officials to replace “Christ” with the words “my faith”; and to amend the other statement to say she “lived with a purpose, a purpose derived from my faith and based on a love of mankind.”

Here's my favorite quote from the piece:  "The best thing Christians can do is to encourage their children to do well in school and to study apologetics."  AMEN!

Pass it on…

Grace and Peace to you


Penalty for Praying

Current Events

Well officially it was 'delay of game' or 'bringing attention to one's self', but in either case it was a penalty for praying.

Makes one have to consider 'what is important' to people – especially that official.  He's just doing his job?  Do you think this is an indication that the official is not a Christian?  Would a Christian do that to another because its 'the rules'?

How can we use this piece of popular culture to spread the Gospel?

Maybe something like "Why would that official do that?"  or "I hope I don't get penalized for my beliefs"

What do you think?

Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask – Mittleberg

Book Reviews , Resources

New book by Mark Mittleberg – Kindle version.  Here's some of the questions answered: 

“Why are Christians against same-sex people getting married? . . . Why do you believe God exists at all? . . . Why would God allow evil and suffering? . . . Why trust the Bible when it’s full of mistakes? . . . How could a loving God send people to hell? . . . What makes you think Jesus was more than just a good teacher? . . . Why are Christians so judgmental?”

Check it out The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask: (With Answers)”>here 

Why Does Anything Exist

Online Information

Video of one of my old prof's William Lane Craig at Wake Forest University in 2008. 

Tons of fun for those who have ever wondered whether the simple existance of anything is more likely than nothing ever existing at all…


Grace and peace…