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Point: Presuppositional apologetics make a point that to attack Christianity ends up being self-destructive to one’s worldview, making things unintelligble and meaningless.

Picture: Here is a news story that illustrate how

HOPKINTON, N.H. —Two men were killed in an explosion Tuesday in Hopkinton when they used a torch to open a safe full of fireworks, police said.

Police said Lucas Bourke, 21, of Allenstown, and Ethan Keeler, 21, of Epsom, were killed in the explosion in a detached workshop at New Yard Landscaping on Farrington Corner Road in Hopkinton.

Watch report

Investigators said the men were using an oxy-acetylene cutting torch to try to get into a safe that contained fireworks. That led to the explosion and the men’s deaths, police said.

Police said they believe the two were at the workshop to carry out a burglary.

Investigators said the attempt to cut open the 4-foot-high, concrete-lined safe ignited the fireworks. The safe was blown through the building, landing outside — proof of how powerful the blast was.

“Fireworks are made of pyrotechnic material, which burns very fast,” said Deputy Chief Robert Farley of the state Fire Marshal’s Office. “Any time you have pyrotechnics sealed in a container, when it burns, it creates very high pressure that burns very rapidly, and that’s what caused the explosion.”

Both men had recent brushes with the law, police said. Keeler was recently arrested on a felony charge of receiving stolen property.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/men-killed-in-hopkinton-explosion-after-torch-ignites-fireworks-in-safe/-/9848876/22365438/-/pmgoqoz/-/index.html#ixzz2lggF6Nsa

Of course all analogies break down somewhere, and of course this does not imply attacking the God of the Bible result in an actual destruction of the truth of God.

POSSIBLE SCENARIO FOR EMPLOYING THIS ILLUSTRATION DURING APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM

OPPONENT: I have a moral objection to Christianity <Insert moral argument>

CHRISTIAN: Interesting, I see a greater dilemma in that I’m not sure you have the basis for a moral standard to object to Christianity to begin with.  What is the basis for determining what’s wrong and right in your worldview?

OPPONENT: <Insert moral basis other than God>

CHRISTIAN: <Insert Presuppositional argument>

OPPONENT: I don’t get what you are trying to do.

CHRISTIAN: What I’m trying to do is establish how your case against Christianity with your worldview end up being more self-destructive to your position than you realized.  It’s like this instance I heard recently from the news of two men trying to destroy a safe filled with fire crackers <Insert illustration>

 

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