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  1. 1. World ReligionsThe Gospel and Friendship in a Pluralistic Suburb
  2. 2. What Do You Know?1. Share a doubt youve had about Christianity.2. Do you have any personal experience with Atheism?3. What do you know about Atheists?4.What questions do you have about Atheism?
  3. 3. Our Mars Hill Methodology A basic introduction to the faiths worldview 1. Areas of agreement between that faith and 2. Orthodox Christian theology and practice Areas of disagreement between that faith 3. and Orthodox Christian theology and practiceGOAL: To equip you to build a truth-seekingrelationship with someone of another faith.
  4. 4. AtheismTo Build a Better Person
  5. 5. Wait this is a Religion class! Belief in God? Worldview
  6. 6. Whats in a Name?Theism = God Atheism = No God Agnosticism = No KnowledgeNontheism = Nonissue
  7. 7. Modernizing Pre- ModernModern
  8. 8. Enlightening 1500s Protestant GalileoReformation1600Descartes
  9. 9. God of the Gaps?
  10. 10. DeismNo Room for God
  11. 11. Progress? 1700s 1500sIndustrial & ProtestantAmerican1900sReformation RevolutionsCarl Sagan16001859Descartes Darwins& GalileoOrigin of the Species
  12. 12. Atheism TodayCultural NontheistsAtheist Post-SkepticChristian
  13. 13. Atheist Saints & Scriptures
  14. 14. Atheist Scriptures
  15. 15. Atheism in Community
  16. 16. Key Beliefs: Materialism
  17. 17. Key Beliefs: ProgressivismScience
  18. 18. Key Beliefs: Humanism
  19. 19. Critique of ReligionCrutchOpiatePrimitiveDivisiveMoral failure
  20. 20. Critique of Religion
  21. 21. Building Bridges to Atheism We need to hear their critiqueOur beliefs are not beyond critiqueWe both value seeking truth Morality matters!
  22. 22. Where Christianity and Atheism Disagree
  23. 23. Where Christianity and Atheism DisagreeNature of Nature
  24. 24. Where Christianity and Atheism DisagreeWhyWhat
  25. 25. Where Christianity and Atheism Disagree Materialism Theism
  26. 26. Where Christianity and Atheism Disagree Nature of Nature Human Nature Nature of Community Nature of Salvation
  27. 27. Where Christianity and Atheism DisagreeHumanity is NotThe worldis gettingbetter.
  28. 28. Where Christianity and Atheism DisagreeNature of Nature Human NatureNature of CommunityNature of SalvationNature of the End Nature of Authority
  29. 29. The Biggest Problem Ground for ProblemMorality of Evil
  30. 30. Make Room for Grace
  31. 31. How Not to Build a Friendship Dont assume Atheists are immoral.Dont lead with arguments. Be ready to do some homework.Dont be defensive.
  32. 32. How to Be a Perfect StrangerBe respectful.Be a student.Be prepared for aggressive persons.Dont lead with your faith.
  33. 33. Got Questions? jrforasteros@gmail.com @jrforasteros facebook.com/jrforasterosSubmit Questions