Why it’s impossible to talk with apologists

It is impossible to make a man understand something if his livelihood depends on not understanding it. – Upton Sinclair

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

6 thoughts on “Why it’s impossible to talk with apologists

  1. That explains Dawkins perfectly. New Athiesm made him a rich(er) man.

    By the way, I asked my local Christian bookshop to order your book From Fear to faith today but they couldn’t find it on their computer listings, hence couldn’t order it.

  2. High school kids weren’t buying his biology books. After retirement, Dawkins picked the perfect new moneyspinner.

    1. So if he only wrote on atheism in retirement, how does his livelihood depend on it? Oxford doesn’t have decent pensions?

  3. His book “Greatest show on Earth” was quite thorough and helpful. He did not speak as an anti-theist but a scientist. Atheists have stopped doing science when they affirm that science proves there is no God.

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