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January 9, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Summary of Frank Turek’s C.R.I.M.E.S. argument

Frank Turek makes his CRIMES argument for theism in “Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case,”  I believe its also in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.” also by Turek, but I’m not entirely sure.

It takes a comparative worldview approach to 6 major issues that the acronymn C.R.I.M.E.S. stands for.

C = Causality
R = Reason
I = Information and Intentionality
M= Morality
E = Evil
S = Science

You can read the summary of Franks book “Stealing from God” here.  It uses simple language to explain why Christianity instead of naturalism best explains our current state of affairs.

Specifically Turek points out:

It is my contention that these CRIMES not only help show that theism is true, but that the foundational assumptions of atheism make it impossible to make a sound intellectual case for atheism. If atheism is true, there’s no way to know it with any confidence. In fact, if atheism is true, there’s no way to know anything with any confidence. [xviii]

Additionally Turek’s four point test is pretty good as well:

In Chapter 7, Turek offers his “Four-Point Case for Mere Christianity.” It is as follows:

Does Truth Exist?
Does God Exist?
Are Miracles possible?
Is the New Testament historically reliable?

You can check Frank’s book “Stealing from God” out on Amazon here.

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Sep 13 2016 5:31 pm

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