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One Less God Than You

John DeRosa

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John DeRosa debuts his new book, One Less God Than You.

If you have spent any time on Twitter, in a college quad, or at the dinner table with a freshman philosophy major, you’re probably familiar with the litany of slogans that religious skeptics employ in an attempt to rescue you from the foolish belief that God exists.

Even our public schools and mainstream media often can’t help but parrot the tropes and memes that seem to leave thinking people with no alternative but to embrace atheism.

How can a Christian respond?

You can ignore them—but then you miss a chance to evangelize and to strengthen your own faith. You can spend years mastering theistic apologetics before you reply—but that takes, well, years. Or you can let John DeRosa (Classical Theism) help. In  One Less God Than You, he breaks down twenty of the most common atheist challenges, exposes their substantive and logical weaknesses, and shows you how to craft effective answers.

Atheism is more aggressive and widespread than ever before, so we believers have a crucial task before us. Read One Less God Than You and prepare yourself to respond with the joyful truth that God is real.

Questions Covered:

  • 14:02 - If there’s more than one church with different beliefs, then which one should an atheist choose? Why should they join a church when people of faith are confused? 
  • 17:50 - Why don’t you use the argument of miracles to convince people about the existence of God? 
  • 23:15 - What is the best way to answer an intellectual atheist who talks way over my head? 
  • 30:16 - How can I respond to people who claim to be Catholic, but they don’t believe and follow Catholic teaching? 
  • 33:30 - How would you answer, “If God is all good and all powerful, then why does he allow so much evil and suffering?” 
  • 42:20 - I come from an atheist family. How can we go about evangelizing family when they seem apathetic to the question of God? 
  • 45:38 - My kids say evolution is truth and proven and faith is a myth. How can I respond? 
  • 48:45 - How do I deal with friends who are on the fence about faith in general? They don’t want to believe that God even existed, let alone that he died for us. 
  • 51:33 - Someone is marrying into our family who has no religion. How can I start a conversation about faith with him? 

Resources Mentioned:

  • New Proofs for the Existence of God by Fr. Spitzer  
  • 5 Proofs for the Existence of God by Ed Feser 
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