Jeremy R. Story
Instructions for submitting the Apologetics Application Paper: Part 2
Complete your introduction as it will appear in the final paper.
Include an outline of each major element of the final paper.
Include your full bibliography.
Follow the template / submission form provided.
Submit the Apologetics Application Paper: Part 2 by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.
Add as much space as necessary to each section below.
1. Introduction Paragraph for Final Paper:
Atheistic Naturalism an ever growing trend in the United States, and although it is not at a level to be concerned with at this point; it is an ever growing problem that needs to be addressed. The purpose of this research paper is to show that Atheistic Naturalism, when objectively examined according to the criteria for evaluating worldviews, fails and that Christianity ultimately provides a better system which is liveable and true. The paper will defend the claim that Christianity provides a better system by showing that Atheistic Naturalism fails to meet five of the criterian for worldview evaluation.
2. Complete Outline of Final Paper:
II. Summary of the Atheistic Naturalism Worldview
A. Belief about ultimate reality is that everything that can be seen came from matter.
1. Same matter that humans come from.
2. Same matter that material things come from.
B. Belief about the source of authority is an agreed upon set of ethics.
1. Many atheists use this rational to state that the code of ethics that they live by are common among religious people.
C. Belief about the source of morality is that morality is derived on a personal level.
1. The atheist is their own moral compass.
D. Belief about humanity is that human beings began as matter, and evolved from lower life forms.
1. Are we all just star dust?
E. Belief about the purpose of humanity, and own
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