From the prolific and intelligently informing blog THE POACHED EGG comes this excellent apologetics post (by the way, you can subscribe to THE POACHED EGG on Facebook):
The Absolute Impossibility of Disproving God’s Existence
To Say There Are No Absolutes is to Make an Absolute Statement
by Jack Wellman
There are no absolutes. First of all, the relativist is declaring there are absolutely no absolutes. That is an absolute statement. The statement is logically contradictory. If the statement is true, there is, in fact, an absolute – there are absolutely no absolutes. Then what about objective truths? Do objective truths exist? When someone says that “there are no objective truths”, then how can we really believe that to be a true statement, since they have just declared that there are not objective truths. Therefore, it is logical to infer that there must be objective truths for to declare that there are not, it is holding fast to an objective truth in that statement.
One of the greatest scientists who ever lived, Thomas Edison, said, “We do not know a millionth of one percent about anything.” That’s probably a conservative figure. One absolute truth is that we do not know everything there is, therefore, absolutes do exist. Yet some people still believe that there are no absolutes. My question would be, “Really? How can you be absolutely sure of that? “Here is the loss of logic in the statement that there are no absolutes. If you say that there are no absolutes, then how can you be absolutely sure of this, since you are stating, absolutely, that there are no absolutes. You are using an absolute statement to say that there are no absolutes.
That can not fly logically or philosophically. How can a statement that there are no absolutes be proved? Finite humans are limited in their understanding of the universe as is our finiteness limiting our measuring time into infinity. For humans, it is absolutely impossible. This is another absolute.
So if you say categorically that, “There is no God,” is to make an absolute statement for which you can not prove. For that statement to be true, I must have absolute knowledge of the entire universe in all dimensions and in all recesses of the universe, even beyond those we can not see or ever hope to reach. We already have the concrete absolute that no human being has all knowledge. Therefore, none of us is able to truthfully, dogmatically and absolutely make the assertion that there is no God…
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