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Matt Slick is President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.  Matt earned his Bachelors degree in Social Science from Concordia University, Irvine, CA, in 1988.  He earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA, in 1991.  He now resides in the Boise, Idaho, area with his family.  He is ordained.  Matt started CARM in October of 1995 to respond to the many false teachings of the cults on the Internet.


Matt Slick Loses Debate To The Realistic Nihilist

Matt Slick has also been involved in many debates with notable atheists including David Silverman and Matt Dillahunty.


Matt Slick Gets Owned By Jack Angstreich

Matt destroyed in Calvinist debate with Jack Angstreich

== == Matt Slick, whose full name is Matthew J. Slick, is the creator and webmaster of the Christian website and ministry CARM, or "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry." Slick is a Christian apologist and a leader in the counter-cult movement. He considers it his mission to "answer opposition to the Christian faith.

CARM offers several online dictionaries, including a theological dictionary compiled by Matt Slick and others, in addition to discussion forums. The organization's stated motivation is "to equip Christians with good information on doctrine". CARM made available a free resource called the Dictionary of Theology for the Palm OS system.The website also provides Protestants with pre-formatted "cut-and-paste" arguments to use in online forums with atheists, relativists, Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics and members of other groups.

Matt Slick Coined The Infamous Term "Dillahunty Dodge"[]

Matt Slick coined a term to describe Dillahunty's dishonest evasiveness during debate called the Dillahunty Dodge His ultimate objection to virtually all arguments for the Biblical worldview is ‘the third option appeal’ (aka ‘The Dillahunty Dodge’), which goes something like this: ‘There could be another explanation we’re not aware of; I don’t know’. Thus, he will deny everything we do know and jump to nonsensical appeals to the unknown. This is a self defeating approach to knowledge as a whole, as it can just as easily be applied to virtually everything that Dillahunty himself claims to know. E.g., if and when Dillahunty asserts that ‘evolution is true’ we can dismiss all (supposed) evidence for it, not with rational arguments, but instead with the third option appeal: ‘There could be another explanation for what you believe is explained by evolution that we’re not aware of; I don’t know’. We could (ultimately) postulate a third option for virtually any truth claim, ad infinitum. If and when Dillahunty objects by stating that we know of nothing else that is better supported by the evidence, we can call his objection an ‘argument from ignorance’ (vs. an argument based upon what he does claim knowledge of) — just as he objects to the statement that we know of no other means by which logic could be derived apart from mind. If Dillahunty appeals to inductive inference to support naturalism and evolution, then in the interest of consistency and rationality he must agree that inductive inference points to conceptual laws of thought. Thus, the irrationality, hypocrisy (special pleading) and indeed impossibility of Matt Dillahunty’s atheistic worldview is reasonably demonstrated.


Dillahunty vs Slick - Is Secular Humanism superior to Christianity?

Matt Slick and Matt Dillahunty

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