A high school senior emailed me and asked me to answer a bunch of questions, for her “Apologetics class.” Here are the questions and my short replies, for amusement value: What is the origin of the universe and man? As physicists and biologists describe it. What is the purpose of mankind? We’re not tools: not … Apologetics class
Bill Vallicella has posted a long letter from Sudduth on his blog, describing what has happened and how. This is not the kind of thing one sees very often, so it makes for fascinating reading.
If I believed in a god, and one with a sense of humor, I would think she had a big chuckle over timing the South Carolina Republican primary for the same week the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day. On May 2, 2000, South Carolina became the last state to make King’s birthday an official … Martin Luther King and the Republican Race For Righteousness
A recent responder to my postings on Hume’s argument against miracles claims that Hume’s argument in Section X of An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding is “demonstrably fallacious.” After a bit of coaxing, he has produced the following alleged demonstration, taken from William Lane Craig’s debate with Bart Ehrman: ”When we talk about the probability of … Does Craig Demonstrate a Fallacy in Hume?
Christianity and many other religions are sometimes described by category, rather than by denomination, as conservative, liberal or cultural. To that, I would add a fourth category: political Christian, i.e. a candidate for public office who feels the need to profess deeply held Christian beliefs. In my home state of South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley … How Would Jesus Vote? Christian Politics in the State Of Lost Causes
The Fourth Gospel plays an important role in determining the probability of the claim that Jesus died on the cross. Two of the key injuries allegedly inflicted upon Jesus are documented only in the Fourth Gospel: 1. Jesus’ hands and feet were nailed to the cross. 2. Jesus was stabbed in the chest with a … Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 14
A number of posts and commentaries recently have argued that even conservative Christian apologists have now largely abandoned the old-fashioned literalist view of scripture. I am still not sure. I don’t know how deep or broad their skepticism is. Hence I offer the following Parsons Test of Biblical Literalism. It is, of course, a completely … The Parsons Test of Biblical Literalism
One respondent to my previous post, “The Gospels and Critical History,” in addition to the usual bluster and bombast, manages to offer a few interesting arguments. He had this to say about Hume’s miracle argument from section 1o of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: “As for Hume’s beautiful argument; it is demonstrably fallacious. Hume had … Does Hume Commit a Fallacy?