Here. I vaguely remember an atheist once joking that if you wanted to get really rich you should start a religion. While certain televangelists might seem to give that idea some credibility, I doubt that most religious founders can be explained that way. But I don’t really want to focus on that topic generally. Instead, I … Wikipedia Article on ‘Religion’ of $cientology’s Founder, L. Ron Hubbard
Dr. William Craig – Thank you for reading some of my blog posts criticizing your case for the resurrection of Jesus. Although you object to the tone of the blog posts as using “vitriolic language”, you nevertheless took the time not only to read what I had to say, but also to respond to some … Response to Dr. William Lane Craig – Part 1
I just found out (purely by accident) that William Craig has read one or more of my posts criticizing his case for the Resurrection and responded to some of my objections: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/establishing-the-crucifixion-of-jesus So, now I need to take a look at his responses, and see whether they are clear, relevant, accurate, etc. Here are the … William Craig’s Response to My Objections on the Resurrection
As Keith Parsons has recently argued, it is difficult to separate religion from politics. This is especially true of the current political campaigns for the presidency of the United States of America. Unfortunately, the uglier side of religion is intruding into U.S. politics. Currently, some polls are indicating that the religious nutcase Ben Carson is … Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA
“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.” Carl Sandburg, in The People, Yes (1936) One response to my sixty objections against Clay Jones’s attempt to defend Jehovah’s command to the Israelites to … The Slaughter of the Canaanites – The Grand Inquisitor Jones – Part 3
Atheist author and blogger Dan Arel as recently written that he was wrong in his previous response to the critiques of Islam by “new atheists” such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2015/10/i-was-wrong-about-new-atheism-sam-harris-and-islam/?ref_widget=popular&ref_blog=secularfrontier&ref_post=six-findings-from-experimental-science-which-disconfirm-theism To admit in public that one was wrong requires a greater commitment to honesty and truth than to ego, and this is rare. … Is Extremism Political, Religious, or Political/Religious?
Some people (who are sadly mistaken) think that the question “What is philosophy?” can be answered simply by picking up a dictionary and reading the definition (or definitions) of the word “philosophy”. Although it is delusional to look to a dictionary to resolve this issue, it is not a bad idea to start out this … What is Philosophy – Part 2
My last post on this subject (How Many Ways to Analyze the Word ‘God’ – Part 6) was from way back in February of 2011. In that post I claimed that one can generate over 233 million definitions of ‘divine person’ from a set of just four attributes: 1. power 2. knowledge 3. freedom 4. goodness Since … How Many Ways to Analyze the Word ‘God’ – Part 7
In this post I will examine the presentation of the kalam cosmological argument (KCA) found in Chapter 23 of Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview (hereafter: PFCW) to see whether it supports my view that the conclusion of KCA is: GOD EXISTS, as opposed to the less specific conclusion: THE UNIVERSE HAS A CAUSE. Philosophical Foundations of … What is the Conclusion of the Kalam Cosmological Argument? – Part 5
PBS is hosting a series on the brain, appropriately titled The Brain hosted by Rice University Neuroscientist David Eagleman. I watched the first episode last week and found it highly informative and entertaining. People have wondered what scientific achievements of the 21st Century could rival those of the 20th Century—relativity theory, quantum physics, DNA and … Does the Brain Construct Reality?