Here is a message sent to my e-mail. I have no idea why it was sent to me. I sent a reply indicating that this is egregious drivel and blocked the sender from my inbox. I am omitting the name of the sender, not so much to protect his privacy but so as to not … You get the Weirdest Things in your Inbox
Joe Hinman wants me to seriously consider two arguments for the conclusion that “God is real”. I’m going to focus on his ABEAN argument for a number of posts, before I examine his argument from religious experience. I have attempted to summarize Hinman’s first argument in a brief standard form argument: Hinman’s ABEAN Argument 1. … Hinman’s ABEAN Argument – Part 1: “Eternal and Necessary”
The Four Basic Worldview Questions A religion is fundamentally a system of religious beliefs. What makes a collection of religious beliefs a “system” is that they are built up around a set of core beliefs called a “worldview”. There are different ways of conceptualizing worldviews; I favor conceiving of worldviews as problem-solving schemas, on analogy … Is Christianity True? – Part 2: The Christian Worldview
I have been producing a series of podcasts on the question “Is Christianity true?”. So far, four podcasts have been published, and I’m currently working on podcast # 5: http://thinkingcriticallyabout.podbean.com/ The first four podcasts are introductory in nature, but in podcast #5, I will be shifting gears and will start working on an evaluation of … Is Christianity True? – Part 1: What is Christianity?
I recently purchased a couple of introductory books on the philosophy of religion. One of the books is by a contemporary analytic philosopher of religion, Richard M. Gale, titled: On The Philosophy Of Religion (Thompson Wadsworth, 2007). The other is by a philosopher named Gary Cox, who is not a specialist in philosophy of religion: The … How NOT to Argue for Agnosticism
Calm discussions of “hot button” issues are rare, but I am having this opportunity now. Matt Flannagan is a distinguished evangelical philosopher who has written a number notable works, including Did God Really Command Genocide?, with Paul Copan. I have enjoyed a number of very interesting discussions with him on a wide variety of topics, … An Evangelical Philosopher on LGBT Rights
Consider the following argument for the existence of God. 1. Something exists. 2. Anything that exists must either exist contingently or necessarily. 3. It is impossible that everything that exists is contingent. 4. Therefore, there must exist at least one necessary being. 5. Only God could be a necessary being. 6. Therefore, God exists. I … Is Necessary Existence Necessary?