It seems the Op bases their understanding on the scientific mothod. But the scientific method draws its conclusions based on using the laws of logic,
that is reasoning based on observations. But where do we get the laws of logic?
The Christian worldview states that God is absolute and the standard of truth. Therefore, the absolute laws of logic exist because they reflect the
nature of an absolute God. God did not create the laws of logic. They were not brought into existence, since they reflect God's thinking. Since God
is eternal, the laws of logic are too.
Man, being made in God's image, is capable of discovering these laws of logic. He does not invent them.
Therefore, the Christian can account for the existence of the laws of logic by acknowledging they originate from God and that Man is only discovering
If the atheist states that the laws of logic are conventions (mutually agreed upon conclusions), then the laws of logic are not absolute because they
are subject to a "vote." The laws of logic are not dependent upon different peoples' minds, since people are different. Therefore, they cannot be
based on human thinking, since human thinking is often contradictory. If the atheist states that the laws of logic are derived through observing
natural principles found in nature, then he is confusing the mind with the universe. We discover laws of physics by observing and analyzing the
behavior of things around us. The laws of logic are not the result of observable behavior of object or actions.
Examples of the laws of logic:
Law of Identity: Something is what it is. Something that exists has a specific nature.
Law of Non-Contradiction: Something cannot be itself and not itself at the same time, in the same way, and in the same sense.
Law of Excluded Middle: a statement is either true or false. Thus, the statement, "A statement is either true or false," is either true or false.
The Christian worldview maintains that the laws of logic are absolute because they come from God, who is Himself absolute. But the atheist worldview
does not have an absolute God. So, we ask, "How can absolute, conceptual, abstract laws be derived from a universe of matter, energy, and motion?" In
other words, "How can an atheist with a naturalistic presupposition account for the existence of logical absolutes when logical absolutes are
conceptual by nature and not physical, energy, or motion?"
The Christian theistic worldview can account for the laws of logic by stating that they come from God.
God is transcendent; that is, He is beyond the material universe being its creator.
God has originated the laws of logic because they are a reflection of His nature.
Therefore, the laws of logic are absolute.
They are absolute because there is an absolute God.
The atheistic worldview cannot account for the laws of logic/absolutes, and must borrow from the Christian worldview in order to rationally argue.
The scientific method is based on the laws of logic. These laws are absolute which have always existed. Therefore, Atheists use laws based on the
mind of God to understand the world around them.
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