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This is Part III of my response to Dr. Braxton Hunter’s list of 10 Questions For Atheists, and answers question 5. Part IV will address questions 6, 7, 8, and 9. Part V will address question 10 and wrap it all up. Each will run 15-20 mins in length. –ish.
Part I can be found here: https://youtu.be/S2g5CIZJyYI
Part II can be found here: https://youtu.be/AQKtar01AyE
My responses to these 10 questions are broken up into multiple videos, because to answer all of these in one shot would require a video of enormous length, and, being as this is a femtochannel, no one would ever see my responses, particularly those near the middle and end of his list. Therefore, in playing the YouTube game, I'm compelled to make several releases.
Question 5 asks if it does not destabilize the atheist to consider the origins of the universe without a god concept. Sadly, Braxton failed to edit out a couple of strawmen in his presentation of the question, and seems to think that "Before The Big Bang" is coherent.
So... this takes a bit. Sorry. Not really.
Here's Braxton's Original Video:https://youtu.be/E1SDYPaUNiY
Background feature: "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari," (1920, Germany). This work is in the public domain.
00:22 Intro: Music: "Rocked by Rape."
00:34 QUESTION FIVE: On Origins of Universe, 2 Strawmen, and Doesn't This Destabilize You?
01:38 This is a long-held debate between Christians and Atheists.
02:46 Before We Get There, Pt I: Addressing Strawman 1 In Presentation: On the "Uncaused Out of nothing"
03:24 Before We Get There, Pt II: Addressing Strawman 2 In Presentation: On "Impossible" past-infinite.
03:59 Before We Get There, Pt III: On Why Some Atheists Call Apologists "Dishonest."
04:32 Clarification: Not a debate--just my answer to your question.
05:04 Why I include what I say on this issue, based on question presentation.
05:46 Why Christianity Can't Destabilize My Position, Part I: Problem of Supernature.
06:30 Why Christianity Can't Destabilize My Position, Part II: Christian Theistic Instability.
06:52 Why Christianity Can't Destabilize My Position, Part III: A Quarry of Rocks and a Foundry of Hard Spots.
07:13 Why Christianity Can't Destabilize My Position, Pt IV: Limitations of God.
07:50 Why Christianity Can't Destabilize My Position, Pt V: Christian Narrative Flaws.
09:16 Clarification: "Before the Big Bang" is a meaningless question.
09:53 Why I Don't Debate, Part I: Appeal to the Meaningless, AKA "Outside of Space and Time."
10:56 Why I Don't Debate, Part II: Tradition Trivia Distractions.
11:13 Why I Don't Debate, Part III: Running Out The Clock
11:35 How Christian Apologists Could Challenge My Position.
12:04 My Position.
12:40 I Do Not Claim to Have Knowledge Beyond Our Best Measurements & Current Understanding.
13:07 10 To The -43 Seconds We Know Nothing About Doesn't Phase Me.
14:00 Illustrating The Point, Pt I: The Guy At The DMV Pays Fine in Pennies.
14:39 Illustrating The Point, Pt II: The National Debt, In Pennies.
15:46 Illustrating The Point, Pt III: 50 Billion Wheelbarrows of Pennies.
16:46 Illustrating The Point, Pt IV: Line of Wheelbarrows of Pennies = 1 sec.
17:44 Illustrating The Point, Pt V: One Penny Is To The -16 of 1 sec.
18:55 Illustrating The Point, Pt VI: To Get To The -43 of 1 sec.
19:32 Illustrating The Point, Pt VII: Would You Feel Short Changed?
20:04 Outro: Music: "Rocked by Rape."
Background Film: "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari," Directed by Robert Wiene. (1920), Germany. This work is in the public domain.
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