We are on a road trip, so I am just going to quote today from Ken Ham in Why Won’t They Listen (pp.138 – 9) about some conversations he had with two atheists.
“One should always try to push evolutionists to the logical conclusions of their presuppositions.
“Like many of the Eastern religions, tradition overrules reason. No matter how you reason with them, the religion they’ve chosen usually overrules what they hear. However, as discussed earlier in the book, we must do our best to reason with them and then leave it to the Holy Spirit to convict and convert.
“When witnessing to such people, as well as giving answers, we need to be like Christ and ask pertinent questions. We should always be thinking in terms of the inconsistencies in their logic. Then we should ask a question that deals with this. If you can get a person to see how inconsistent they are, this can be a tremendous challenge for them to re-think their position.
“At one seminar, a young man came up to me and said,
“’I’m an atheist. As an atheist I don’t believe in any absolutes. In fact, we can’t even be sure of reality. To be honest I can’t even prove I’m here.’
“’In that case, why are you even asking me any questions?’ I replied.
“’Good point,’ said this young man.
“”What point?’ I stated.
“’Maybe I should go home,’ he said.
“’Maybe it’s not there,’ I retorted.
“’Good point,’ he replied.
“’What point?’ I exclaimed.
“At another seminar, a young man came up to me and said, ‘Well, I sat through your talks, but I still believe in evolution and the big bang. I don’t believe in God. I still think we got here by chance.’
“I replied to him, ‘Well, if you evolved by chance, then your brain evolved by chance – if your brain evolved by chance, then your processes of logic evolved by chance. If that’s true, you can’t be sure your logic evolved the right way. Son, you don’t even know if you’re asking me the right questions.’
“And his reply? ‘Can you tell me the name of the book you just recommended?’”