Timothy Keller stellt in seinem Aufsatz “Deconstructing Defeater Beliefs – Leading the Secular to Christ” zunächst fest, dass gegen das Christentum eine starke Implausibilitäts-Struktur besteht:
Every culture hostile to Christianity hilds to a set of ‘common-sense’ consensus beliefs that automatically make Christianity seem implausible to people. These are what philosophers call ‘defeater beliefs’. A defeater belief is Belief-A that, if true, means Belief-B can’t be true.
Christianity in one culture for totally opposite reasons it is disbelieved in another. So for example, in the West (as we will explore below) it is widely assumed that Christianity can’t be true because of the cultural belief there can’t be just one ‘true’ religion. But in the Middle East, people have absolutely no problem with the idea that there is just one true religion. That doens’nt seem implausible at all. Rather there it is widely assumed that Christianity can’t be true because of the cultural belief that American culture, based on Christianity, is unjust and corrupt. …
When a culture develops a compbination of many, widely held defeater beliefs it becomes a cultural ‘ implausibility-structure’. In these societies, most people don’t feel they have to give Christianity a good hearing – they don’t feel that kind of energy is warranted. They know it just can’t be true. … In our western culture … the reigning implausibility-structure against Christianity is very strong.