Hot! Ravi Zacharias on Rejecting God


Ravi Zacharias“A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God.”

- Ravi Zacharias (1946 – Present)

*Ravi Zacharias is an Indian born Christian apologist and evangelist and is the President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

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  1. what does he mean about that statement ?

  2. That quote by Ravi is a dishonest ad hominem you could easily play that game and respond by saying Christians do not believe because of reason or faith but because they refuse to admit that they are wrong and are too emotionally invested in their religion to admit that they evolved from natural processes. All humans are frail so the Christian should be careful of ad hominem attacks.

  3. Believing in man evolving from a natural process is a type of moral resistance in which he admits he doesn’t need God.

  4. I believe Dr. Zacharias was responding precisely to the charge that Chris said could be made but has been made over and over again. It takes many forms such as “God is a crutch”, or “Christians have to park their brains at the church door”, and so on.
    He is also addressing the issue of enough evidence. As C.S. lewis has pointed out, the conclusion we derive from the evidence depends on our presuppositions. Take Einstein and his famous fudge factor, for example.
    Additionally some very honest atheists such as Huxley admitted flat out that they did not want a God to exist because of their lifestyle inclinations.
    Or this guy….
    I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, I hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that. –Thomas Nagel

  5. It appears that Ravi is making an absolute statement though. He is making a statement that he cannot possibly know to be true.. For example..

    “A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God.”

    Unless he means that he knows a MAN that has admitted to this reasoning then this is a false statement, I interpret this statement to really be directed at ALL men

    . This cannot be true of ALL mean. I know THAT to be a fact, as I am an atheist and I have no moral resistance to admitting the need for a God. I simply do not need a God. I reject the notion of Gods because I have intellectual demands and the evidence for a God isn’t very good.

    As for the quote from Thomas Nagel, I can only assume that he was talking about the deity as described in the bible, if that’s the only deity he’s speaking of, then of course, he is correct. That deity was a terrible creation of men and not worthy of any kind of attention.

  6. People should quit knocking him. He might hang out with some odd folks but he is “right on” in his opposition to Post-Modernism. He is no leftist, like some like to make him out to be. He is very much a conservative in the faith. He will sometimes pull a punch now and then but that is for the sake of a greater debate and greater understanding. This is also a retraction of a statement I made in error on a different blog. To God, Ravi and all his fans: I repent. God keep you and bless you all!

  7. Jesus said it first – light has come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

  8. All men worship something. It is a hard wired need. It is manifested in many ways. But is can be summed up into two categories, God or himself. Himself is whatever a man thinks in his mind such as an ideology or the work of his hands be it an idol or materialism. All these other things come from the mind of a man which makes him the creator and god. Being imperfect not really having any real god power but yet setting moral standards is absurd to me since there is a standard that Perfection is based upond. If you say no one is perfect, one would have to ask what is perfect. To know imperfection you must know or understand perfection. If I ask you what is an atheist how could you answer me without defining God? How could you explain God away by science? As science and technology becomes more advance it leans more and more to the existence of God. It is now the atheist who say the world is flat. You have no chance is a philosophical debate. Atheism or “no God” means you have no use for God. You perceive his love as rules and his justice as unreasonable wrath. Like Joseph Campbell, the atheist says I don’t like him or his rules so I choose not to believe.

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