I love that people are working hard to make videos like this! Soooo helpful in sharing the Truth!
I have had similar discussions. Although it is often difficult to articulate a Christian worldview defense. This is a practiced skill, one that takes deliberate effort to hone. To make it even more difficult, I am an introvert, and lack some of the deeper friendships that can allow for such conversations. These two obstacles motivated me to action. It’s one of the main reasons I am pursuing apologetics study and have completed the Core Module class through RZIM Academy. This has helped me to develop some basic answers to defend Christianity. I’ve also found that I have to make extra effort to make social connections and actively look for opportunity to steer conversations to the Gospel. I’m still working at it, it’s not easy.
As assignment in the Core Module, I interviewed two atheists who hold Naturalist worldviews. The conversations were pleasant, and I was able to softly challenge some of their beliefs, pointing them to Christian worldview concepts. I don’t think a lot of people (Atheists) fully think out their beliefs, so pointing out inconsistencies and asking thoughtful non-confrontational clarifying questions sparks reflection. I think it did a lot for one the Atheists I spoke with.
For me, one big persuasive point is the first, “No Intention = No Purpose”. That rings so true to me. One of the things I love about apologetics are the diverse approaches that can be used to speak to the Questioner. Everyone learns differently, is impacted differently, and is swayed by different evidence. I think all the points are helpful and can be stronger or weaker depending on the discussion and the Questioner’s background.
The point I personally find most convincing is that Naturalism can’t begin to offer an explanation for consciousness and intellect. Without either, we wouldn’t even be entertaining the topic of Meaning or our Existence!