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Do you have a blog on this site or elsewhere? Have you thought about blogging and done research about it, only to become discouraged and abandon the whole idea? I almost didn’t start this blog.

In researching blogs, all the articles Google provided at first insisted that a blog needed to have a specific focus and to be updated regularly. I don’t know enough about any one area to support more than 10 posts. Fortunately one article mentioned “hobby” blogs that needed no focus, no paid hosting service, no search-engine optimization, and no affiliate marketing. I had no idea what the last two were and once I looked into them, I had no interest in either.

Have you started a topic-focused blog in the past, only to abandon it after pubishing a few posts? I have several abandoned blogs out there and maybe some of my posts here may find a home in either the weight loss one or the one about Carmelilte spirituality.

Apparently all niche-bloggers start out as hobby bloggers. I don’t plan to have a limited topic focus but I do hope to write posts that give something to you that makes reading them at least worth skimming through. I don’t want to blog “about” me; I want to share my interests, discoveries and maybe a few useful insights.
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November 12, 2019 at 10:40pm
November 12, 2019 at 10:40pm
#969530
As with so many other things, there are two opposite and vocal camps. There are those who think Windows 10 is the best OS ever created and others who want nothing to do with it. You can read what each side has to say, but sooner or later, you have to decide. After informing myself, I trust my intuition. I went through the same process when I needed to decide whether to run Windows on one machine and Linux on the other or to put both on the same device and dual boot. My inclination was to keep them separate and since I was given an old tower and I already had Windows 7 on my laptop, this is what I decided to do. I’m really new at this and did not want any problems that I would feel completely at a loss to resolve.

A few years ago when Windows 10 was coming out, I heard a lot of negative things about it. Aside from that, I felt uncomfortable with Microsoft’s software strategies. I’m old enough to remember going from DOS to Windows 3.1. A friend told me a couple of years ago that I could run a version of Linux that looked like Windows. I started doing some research then about whether it would be a good idea to make the switch.

These are some of the reasons I found:
*Bullet* Because Linux is open-source code, no viruses or malware can be hidden in it. Any bugs are detectable and get fixed by the Linux community. Most important, no “spying” software gets into your computer.
*Bullet* File management is easier and cleaner so there is no need for defragging or registry cleaning.
*Bullet* The operating system and all the apps are free, though you can give a donation if you would like. Windows 10 is likely to go the route of Office 365 and you’ll need to pay an annual subscription to use it.
*Bullet* Immune to Windows malware
*Bullet* Runs well on older less powerful devices
*Bullet* No restrictions and updates imposed by Microsoft which have caused lost data for some users
*Bullet* Easy one-click software installation and removal from secure sources
*Bullet* Since all Linux software is available online, you don’t lose it.
*Bullet* Windows does a ton of stuff in the background without the user’s consent or knowledge which consumes resources and slows down your machine. Linux has nothing running in the background.
*Bullet* The last few Windows 10 updates did not include a registry backup.

With all of the possibilities available, I opted for Linux Mint which is based on Ubuntu. This article explains the reasons better than I can.
5 Reasons You Need to Switch to Linux Mint  

Fortunately, it’s not an either-or question. You can test out your Linux “flavour of choice” by running it from a DVD or USB, leaving your Windows OS entirely untouched. I plan to keep my Windows 7 to use for the odd thing that I can’t do on Linux and will never go online with it. My Linux device will be my “go-to” for everything I do online along with my iPad.

Now that the date for Windows 7’s retirement is coming soon, will you go with the majority and upgrade to Windows 10, if you haven’t done so already? If, like me, you’ve clung to Windows 7, will you continue saying “no” to Windows 10 and embrace some other alternative?

Sources:
3 Reasons You Should Switch to Linux  
Replace The Retiring Windows XP With Linux  
5 Great Reasons to Ditch Windows for Linux  
The case for switching from Windows to Linux based alternatives  
{x-link}https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-registry-backup/}Did you know Windows 10 doesn’t store Registry backups by default?{/x-link}

Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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November 9, 2019 at 2:31am
November 9, 2019 at 2:31am
#969301
Logic is the study of correct and incorrect reasoning. Logicians want to understand what makes good reasoning good and what makes bad reasoning bad. Understanding this helps us to avoid making mistakes in our own reasoning, and it allows us to evaluate the reasoning of others. It makes us better thinkers. —David Sanson

Logic allows us to analyze a piece of reasoning and determine whether it is correct or not. A basic knowledge of logic can help us to analyze or to construct an argument. The laws of logic and formal rules of argumentation are intended to help a person order their thinking. Logic’s cogent and consistent rules of thought help insure that a person arrives at reasonable and truthful conclusions.

Logic helps you to:
*Bullet* Determine whether your beliefs correspond with reality
*Bullet* Form a rational worldview
*Bullet* Evaluate ideas and arguments

We use logic to determine the cause of problems, to persuade others, and to catch the deceptions in propoganda that our culture throws at us. Studying logic gives us the skills to do these things far more effectively.

However, logic has its limits. Many forms of logic can only handle true and false but can’t handle partial truths. “Fuzzy logic” is an exception to this. Logic “languages” can’t capture subtleties in natural language. With the exception of probabilistic logic, most forms of logic can’t help us with real world decisions that contain uncertainty.

Sources:
Logic 101: The Value of Logic  
{x:link:https://www.thoughtco.com/good-reasons-to-study-logic-2670416}5 Good Reasons to Study Logic{/x-link}
4 Reasons to Take Logic Your First Year of College  
4 Limits of Logic  


Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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November 5, 2019 at 8:45pm
November 5, 2019 at 8:45pm
#969075
I want to start a personal blog on WordPress.com and I’m having a hard time deciding whether or not to allow comments. As much as I dislike complexity, I have an even greater aversion to conflict and argument. My available time and energy and attention are limited resources which I would much prefer to employ in writing posts than for moderating comments and purging spam. There are bloggers who have very strong opinions on both sides of this question. This fact makes it obvious that there are no right or wrong answers on this issue that apply to all bloggers.

Enabling comments on my blog is not the only way to allow conversations to happen with readers. None of these alternative methods would be as convenient for the reader as simply enabling comments. Unfortunately, the option that is the most convenient for readers creates the greatest burden for the blogger. Requiring the reader to email or tweet their comment makes the conversation private between him or her and the blogger. Directing the comments to Facebook, Disqus or some other third party commenting system makes the conversation public but also requires an extra step for the commenter which is inconvenient to say the least.

There are valid reasons both for allowing comments, for using other alternatives and for disallowing them completely

Reasons to allow comments
*Bullet* Positive comments will encourage you.
*Bullet* Good quality comments add to the value of your post
*Bullet* Comments can alert you to errors or broken links in your post.
*Bullet* Comments can raise points you never thought of and provide ideas for new posts.
*Bullet* You can receive and answer reader’s questions.
*Bullet* People who see a lot of comments will assume that your blog is popular
*Bullet* Allowing comments shows that you are committed to your blog and helps you maintain credibility. “When we don’t have access to a human aspect, we find it easier to dismiss a blog as just a “brand” or faceless entity that doesn’t care.” —Julie Neidlinger
*Bullet* You’ll make new contacts and may discover new blogs.
*Bullet* Allowing comments creates a bond with your readers and builds trust. “Taking part in your own blog comment section shows the world you’re not a hermit. It says that you are not just a one-way street, blasting your content out to them but unwilling to hear them back.” —Julie Neidlinger
*Bullet* Responding to commenters encourages them to come back to your site.

Reasons to turn off comments
*Bullet* Most comments don’t add any value to the conversation.
*Bullet* Comment boxes attract spam and trolls which are time consuming and frustrating to manage.
*Bullet* A large volume of comments can make your site slow and less responsive.
*Bullet* The number of comments is not an indication of how many people are visiting your blog yet having too few comments may send the wrong message about the quality of your content
*Bullet* Negative comments are not only distracting and discouraging, they could have a negative impact on your writing.
*Bullet* Dealing with comments can cause plenty of stress if the topic of your post or if your niche attracts argumentative critical readers.
*Bullet* Poor or obnoxious comments can make the post seem to be of poorer quality. Stupid comments can make you look stupid.
*Bullet* Allowing comments make the time-consuming task of moderation essential.
*Bullet* If you don’t have time to daily moderate comments, disabling them may be the best option.
“Many commenters want to be able to interact in real-time with blog comment sections, so a moderator review option may discourage communication as much as a disabled comment section would. If you do not have a consistent amount of time each day to monitor your blog comments and respond to each, then you may be better off disabling them.” —The Pros and Cons of Allowing Blog Comments by Pingler

Conclusion

Though enabling comments enabled on your blog is not the only way to have conversations with your readers, it is the simplest and most preferable method for readers. In the early stages of blogging when I’m likely to have very few readers, I will allow comments. If I ever get so many comments that it takes too muvh time to moderate them, I’ll consider directing commenters to Twitter or some other option. I am an introvert who hates conflict so, if I am going to post on controversial topics, I may not want to deal with comments in any fashion. As you can see, I’m still conflicted about this.

Sources
— Are Blog Comments Good or Bad? By Kris Gunnars BSc- https://searchfacts.com/blog-comments-good-or-bad/
— 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Blog Comments By Julie Neidlinger - https://coschedule.com/blog/blog-comments/
— Debate! Should You Allow Comments on Your Blog? Find Out What Two Remarkably Popular Bloggers Think — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/debate-should-you-allow-comments-on-your-blog-find-o... -
— Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort - https://gigaom.com/2012/01/04/yes-blog-comments-are-still-worth-the-effort/
— Dumb Comments by Others Make YOU Look Dumb - https://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/dumb-comments.htm
— The Pros and Cons of Allowing Blog Comments - https://pingler.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-allowing-blog-comments/
— Should You Disable Blog Comments on Your Blog? - https://pingler.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-allowing-blog-comments/
— Should You Just Remove the Comment Section from Your Blog - https://selfmadesuccess.com/just-remove-comment-section-blog/
— A Blog Without Comments Is Not A Blog - https://blog.codinghorror.com/a-blog-without-comments-is-not-a-blog/
— 3 Questions To Ask Yourself About Blog Comments - https://www.patrickkphillips.com/blogging/3-questions-to-ask-yourself-about-blog...
— Matt Gemmel’s first post about removing comments - http://mattgemmell.com/comments-off/
— Matt Gemmel’s follow-up post “Comments Still Off” - http://mattgemmell.com/comments-still-off/


Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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October 29, 2019 at 2:51pm
October 29, 2019 at 2:51pm
#968611
When something is heavily promoted, I get skeptical. It’s pretty common for the public to be deliberately misled by misinformation. The bigger the potential for profit, the greater my skepticism gets about what I’m being asked to do.

Because a simple recommendation wasn’t motivating enough people to get the flu shot, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now uses fear tactics to motivate healthy adults to get it. The CDC feels threatened, for good reason, by peoples’ ability and willingness to educate themselves about health matters. As this article describes, the CDC uses very faulty statistical methods to magnify the benefits of the shot. At the same time, it ignores the harmful aspects of the flu shot. —
How the CDC Uses Fear Marketing to Increase Demand for Flu Vaccines  

There are no studies done about either the effectiveness of the vaccine or about its harmful effects. The “vaccine religion” considers rational people who refuse the flu shot based on their research to be heretics. —
It’s Flu Shot Propaganda Season! Beware the Big Lies about the Vaccine.  

Not only is there no scientific support that the flu shot is effective, there is evidence that it is harmful. The shot includes unsafe levels of mercury and it can cause serious neurological disorders. —
10 Reasons Not To Get a Flu Shot  

There is an over-abundance of articles which insist that we get the shot. Not only that, they also guilt-trip you for not getting it. I saw no need to cite these links since your doctor or pharmacist will provide the same information.

I have never gotten the flu shot despite getting severe colds and bronchitis. Though I am now in my 60’s, I have no plans to get it in the future. Why fall for the fear-mongering of those who profit from deceiving and manipulating us?

Other sources:
5 Research Based Reasons To Avoid The Flu Shot!  
The Toxic Science of Flu Vaccines  
Why This Doctor Doesn’t Get Her Flu Shot!  

Monique from Ottawa, Canada
No matter what, WRITE!
October 25, 2019 at 11:20pm
October 25, 2019 at 11:20pm
#968430
Do you recognize when someone wants to change your opinion about something or notice when someone wants to get you to do something you weren’t planning to do? Maybe you were browsing at Best Buy and walked out with a much more feature-rich, not to mention expensive, item than you intended to buy. Last summer we had to replace our TV and planned to get something as similar to it as possible. After 3 hours, we left with a smart TV that cost $1,000 more than we intended to spend. After spending hours struggling with it, we returned it, concluding that this “smart” TV was smarter than we were.

Whether it’s a candidate giving an election speech or a lawyer addressing a jury, there’s an argument going on; not a conflict but a series of statements that include reasons supporting a conclusion. Arguments have one of three goals: persuasion, justification or explanation.

Persuasion
No matter how sound, valid or clear the argument is, not everyone will be persuaded. Some will misunderstand your premises (supporting reasons or evidence) and others will disagree with them because they blindly believe the opposite of your premise. If the goal is persuasion, the reasons and the motives may be questionable. The quality of an argument does not depend on whether someone changes their mind or takes the desired action.
Justification
If you can give clear and rational reasons for your beliefs about something, the other person may still disagree with you but they will at least see that you have carefully considered your viewpoint. If your goal is justification, you don’t care if the other person changes their mind or makes a particular decision. If my friend is planning to get a tablet and I tell her the reasons why I chose an Android rather than an iPad, I won’t be offended if she buys the iPad. I’ll just be happy if she’s pleased with her choice.
Explanation
With persuasion or justification, both parties are not on the same page concerning the conclusion. With explanation, both agree that the conclusion is true; the purpose is to explain why. For example, if a bridge collapsed, a brand-new car broke down or there was an earthquake in a location where this had never before happened, the “explanation” type of argument gives reasons why the event happened. No one questions the conclusion, the event that happened; the premises supporting the conclusion explain the reasons leading to the event.

Which of the three argument categories do you think that each of these scenarios fall into?
1 — Why has the power been out for three days?
2 —There are far more condos for sale and not enough apartments for rent in our city.
3 — No one must ever buy throw-away plastic products.

Suggested Answers
1 — Explanation
2 — Justification
3 — Persuasion.



Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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October 22, 2019 at 3:38pm
October 22, 2019 at 3:38pm
#968270
In this compilation of eight books with over 680 pages, Susan Gunelius covers blogging in a great deal of detail but not in a way that is out of reach for the beginner. This is not a book that needs to be read from cover to cover, though it would be most useful to read the first book: Joining the Blogosphere (containing only 4 chapters), before moving on to any of the other books. There is a 2-page Contents at a Glance followed by a much more detailed Table of Contents as well as a glossary and index at the back of the book.

Book II is about niche blogging and Book III covers business blogging. Since I am not interested in these topics, the first part I read after Book I was Book IV which discussed choosing a blogging application. I was originally going to use Wordpress for no particular reason, but after reading Book IV, I decided to go with Blogger.com because it was both free and it also allowed you to monetize your blog later on. It was the only free one that does that, at least in 2010 when the version I borrowed from the library was published. Susan has also written a complete book on Blogger.com which I ordered from Amazon since my library didn’t have it.

In Book V, the topics that interested me were: Editing and Finding Images and Using Offline Blog Editors. It also includes chapters on creating podcasts and measuring blog performance among others. Book VI is about growing and promoting your blog; this is something I would return to if I’m still blogging six months from now. Chapter 1 entitled Secrets to Blogging Success is what I would recommend reading immediately after reading Book I. Book VII focuses on making money from your blog. I may come back to this after a year since, by choosing the Blogger application, I’ll be leaving this option open.

Since I’ve had a Twitter account for almost 10 years, I couldn’t bypass Book VIII without at least reviewing the contents. Most of what I saw would be familiar to any Twitter user. Along with the basics of how to use Twitter and set up an account, Book VIII covers these topics among others:
*Bullet* Finding out who is using Twitter and why
*Bullet* Drawbacks of Twitter
*Bullet* Using URL shorteners (since posts are limited to 140 characters)
*Bullet* Using hashtags
*Bullet* Using Twitter to boost blog traffic

For a social media book, it’s a bit old (published in 2010) so some of the links and tools may no longer exist. Blog search engines like Technorati haven’t existed for several years, maybe because the line between a blog and a website is blurred to the point of non-existence. If you want your blog to be found, the key seems to be Search Engine Optimization (SEO); this is something a whole lot more complex than I’m interested in.

The 2nd Edition published in 2012 is available on Amazon
https://www.amazon.ca/Blogging-All-Dummies-Susan-Gunelius/dp/1118299442/ref=sr_1...

This is definitely more of a reference book than something you might read only once or twice. As a personal or hobby blogger, I’m not particularly interested in most of the chapters. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend it, especially to “serious” bloggers.

Monique from Ottawa, Canada
No matter what, WRITE!
October 18, 2019 at 9:25pm
October 18, 2019 at 9:25pm
#968089
“The truth isn’t always what we want it to be. Sometimes beliefs that don’t match up with truth are much more convenient, or more palatable, or more popular. It takes work to conform your beliefs to reality.” —Amy K. Hall

Our culture, in the name of “tolerance” encourages us to believe illogical things such as: “there is no absolute truth” and “truth cannot be known”. People who make these statements seem to be absolutely sure that they know these things about truth. If there is no absolute truth then someone’s claim that there is no absolute truth is only their opinion, and a self-contradictory one at that. The statement that truth cannot be known is itself a statement that claims to be a knowable truth.

We don’t invent truth; we discover it. The process for discovering truth begins with the first principles of logic that we know intuitively. The first is the law of non-contradiction; A cannot be A and non-A at the same time. For example, a cat cannot be both a cat and not a cat at the same time. The second is the law of the excluded middle. A statement that can have a truth value is either true or false; there is no middle ground. For example: a snake is either a reptile or not a reptile; there is no other possibility. Any claim we encounter is only worthy of belief if it points to the truth. “Unfortunately, many modern beliefs are based on subjective preferences rather than on objective facts.” —Unknown If we genuinely desire to find the truth, we must be willing to give up our preferences in favour of facts.

“Although we cannot always trust our intuition, I contend that it is a great place to start when searching for truth. Moreover, when one’s intuition is supported by a cumulative case of data, there is good reason to continue trusting intuition.” —Tim Stratton

There are a lot of factors that go into the formation of a belief. When you encounter a new idea for the first time, you will either accept or reject it. Occasionally you may withhold judgement until you research it but even then, you are inclined to either accept or reject it. Have you ever considered why you do this?

Here are some questions to consider about a new idea you encounter for the first time:
*Bullet* Are you more likely to accept an unfamiliar idea if you read about it than if you hear about it from a friend?
*Bullet* Does it match with your previous learning or with your experience?
*Bullet* In the absence of related knowledge or experience, what might make the new idea appealing or at least worthy of further consideration?
*Bullet* In the absence of related knowledge or experience, what might cause you to resist or outright reject the new idea? Could one reason be that to believe this new idea means that either you would have to exert some new effort, or that you would lose some comfort or convenience?

{u{Sources:
Self-Defeating Statements
http://apologeticjunkie.blogspot.com/2009/10/self-defeating-statements.html
Why We Care About Truth
https://www.str.org/blog/why-we-care-about-truth
The Ring of Truth
https://freethinkingministries.com/the-ring-of-truth/

Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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October 15, 2019 at 4:05pm
October 15, 2019 at 4:05pm
#967907
How often have you heard someone say that all religions teach the same thing? Do you agree? If you disagree, have you had any success convincing someone why this belief can’t be accurate?

If two statements contradict one another, they may both be false or one of the two claims could be true. It is completely and logically impossible for both contrary claims to be true. Among the worldviews, there is atheism, polytheism and monotheism. Take atheism and monotheism for example: it makes no sense that there would be both no god and one god.

There are three monotheistic religions which state that there is only one God who created the universe. “Religions are superficially similar, they are fundamentally different.” —Ravi Zacharias

The central doctrine of Christianity is that Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. Judaism agrees that Jesus was crucified but denies that he rose from the dead. Islam states that Jesus was not crucified, nor did he rise from the dead. How is it possible that all three of these religions are equally true?

Take this 15-question quiz to see how much you know about religion then check out the report the site provides.
https://www.pewforum.org/2019/07/23/what-americans-know-about-religion/


Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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October 11, 2019 at 6:02pm
October 11, 2019 at 6:02pm
#967665
Our culture criticizes Christians for being “narrow”, even calling us intolerant bigots. Since every truth claim is exclusive, by its very nature according to logic, to make any truth claim at all makes you “narrow-minded” and “intolerant”.

All truth claims are logically exclusive. If the statement is true, then the possibility of its being false is excluded; if the statement is false, then the possibilty of its being true is excluded. Mars is closer to Earth than Neptune is. This excludes the possibility of Neptune being closer to Earth than Mars is. My ethnic origins are French on my father’s side and Italian on my mother’s side. This excludes the possibility of my ethnic origins being anything other than French and Italian.

One of the Laws of Logic states that A cannot be non-A. To make this clear, I will provide category, event and worldview examples:
Category Examples Since a cat is a feline, the possibility of it being a fish, fowl or reptile is excluded. Since a lemon is a citrus fruit, the possibility of it being a berry, vegetable or grain is excluded. Since the birthstone for February is amethyst, the possibility of it being aquamarine, emerald or garnet is excluded
Event Examples Since Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m. Central Standard Time, any possibility that this did not occur when, where, and to whom it did is excluded. Since Donald Trump, who won the most votes in the 2016 election was elected President on November 8, 2016, the possibility that anyone else was elected President at any other time in 2016 is excluded. Since Prince William married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom on April 29th 2011, the possibility that either of them married someone else in any other location is excluded.
Worldview Examples If the atheist’s belief that God does not exist is true, this excludes the possibilty that pantheism, polytheism or monotheism could be true. The New Atheists loudly criticize Christianity for being exclusive when their message shares this characteristic. If the Muslim belief that Jesus was neither crucified nor did he rise from the dead is true, this excludes the Jewish belief that he was crucified and the Christian belief that he was crucified, and that he rose from the dead. If the evolution belief about creation, that the first life formed spontaneously and evolved into all plants, animals and humans with no outside help is true, it excludes the possible existence of an intelligent Creator and Designer. If scientism, which states that satisfactory answers to all questions are or will be answered by the hard sciences is true, this excludes the possibility that answers could come from any other field of study, such as philosophy or metaphysics.

People often believe truth claims based on preference. Many even believe illogical self-refuting statements such as “There is no universal truth” or “You can’t know anything for certain”. Why is it that Christians get more heat for their truth claims than do atheists or those of Eastern non-theistic beliefs when they are equally exclusive?

What possibility is excluded if the following statements are true?
*Bullet* Madrid is the capital city of Spain.
*Bullet* Crocodiles belong to the reptile family.
*Bullet* The remedy for suffering is to not have any desires.

Sources:
Is Christianity too narrow?
http://www.faccalgary.com/interactive/weekly/index.php?ID=86&fs=1
Christ’s Exclusive Truth-Claims Make Believing “All Religions Are Basically the Same” Impossible
https://www.epm.org/blog/2017/Jun/9/christs-exclusive-truth-claims

Monique from Ottawa, Canada
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October 8, 2019 at 3:00pm
October 8, 2019 at 3:00pm
#967470
With an engaging, conversational style and sparks of humour, Frank Turek and Norman Geisler demonstrate the rational weakness of the case for atheism and the strength of the evidence for theism and Christianity. Topics covered include:
*Bullet* Does truth exist and can it be known?
*Bullet* How we get our beliefs?
*Bullet* Why people resist the truth despite abundant rational evidence.
*Bullet* The universe had a beginning, therefore it had a “Cause” (Cosmological Argument).
*Bullet* The universe has a complex design, therefore it had a “Designer” (Teleological Argument).
*Bullet* Darwin’s theory falls apart by his own admission.
*Bullet* A universal moral law requires the existence of a “Law-giver”.
*Bullet* Theism is the puzzle boxtop that fits the pieces.
*Bullet* There is credible early eye-witness testimony to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

This book is the first apologetics book I read. It launched me into a detailed study of apologetics. I’ve read other books, listened to many podcasts and watched a lot of videos on this topic. This book covers each aspect of apologetics without getting too detailed or technical. It is definitely suitable for the average reader and provides a useful jumping point for anyone who wants to dive into any branch of this study.

As Christians, we are called to love God with our minds as well as our hearts and to be prepared to explain why we hold our beliefs. Studying this book is a great way to start equipping yourself to fulfill this calling.

Available on Amazon in print and kindle format
https://www.amazon.ca/Dont-Have-Enough-Faith-Atheist/dp/1581345615/ref=sr_1_1?cr...’thave+en%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1

Available as an audiobook
https://christianaudio.com/i-dont-have-enough-faith-to-be-an-atheist-norman-l-ge...

Study Guide available on Amazon in print and kindle format
https://www.amazon.ca/Official-Study-Guide-Enough-Atheist-ebook/dp/B00BFZS894/re...’thave+en%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-2


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