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Taking Atheism Ignorantly
Here is something that appeared recently in an article by one Michael Egnor on a site called “Evolution News.” He advocates taking atheism seriously. https://evolutionnews.org/2017/11/taking-atheism-seriously/ If you look closely you will see that the article has nothing directly to do with evolution. This really is not surprising since, despite its name, “Evolution News” is not … Taking Atheism Ignorantly
Feser’s Case for God – Part 6: Ambiguity and Unclarity
LACK OF SPECIFICATION IN PREMISE (2) The more I examine Chunk #1 of Feser’s Aristotelian argument for God, in Chapter 1 of Five Proofs of the Existence of God (hereafter: FPEG), the more ambiguous and unclear this part of the argument seems to be. The problems begin with premise (2): 2. But change is the … Feser’s Case for God – Part 6: Ambiguity and Unclarity
Just how Religious is the Religious Right?
Just how religious is the “religious right?” Very. Just ask them. They will tell you moving stories about how they were lost sinners but gave their hearts to Christ, and have been living the blessed life every since. If being “religious” means being able to give a moving testimony, then they are certainly religious people. … Just how Religious is the Religious Right?
Feser’s Case for God – Part 5: Potential Attributes vs. Contingent Attributes
POTENTIAL ATTRIBUTES VS. CONTINGENT ATTRIBUTES I think (i.e. strongly suspect) it is important to understand the relationship between Edward Feser’s concept of the potential attributes of X and logical possibility. Feser does not provide clarification on this point, at least not in Chapter 1 of his book Five Proofs of the Existence of God (hereafter: … Feser’s Case for God – Part 5: Potential Attributes vs. Contingent Attributes
Stand by Your Moore (Roy, that is)
Roy Moore’s supporters are standing by their man, despite highly plausible claims of sexual impropriety with girls in their early teens. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/roy-moore-supporters-stand-by-their-candidate-despite-sexual-assault-allegations?mbid=nl_Daily%20111017&CNDID=51648882&spMailingID=12332353&spUserID=MjMxNTQxMDUwNTE2S0&spJobID=1280982401&spReportId=MTI4MDk4MjQwMQS2 Damn liberals! Roy is a good ol’ boy! He was just tryin’ to put a little fun in his fundamentalism. Question: How often did the famously homophobic Moore condemn gays because they allegedly … Stand by Your Moore (Roy, that is)
Feser’s Case for God – Part 4: Coffee with Parmenides
THE ARGUMENT FOR PREMISE (3) In his book Five Proofs of the Existence of God (hereafter: FPEG), Edward Feser presents an Aristotelian argument for God in Chapter 1. In Part 2 of this series I divided that argument into seven chunks. Chunk #1 consists of premises (1) through (14). The first sub-argument in Chunk #1 … Feser’s Case for God – Part 4: Coffee with Parmenides
Feser’s Case for God – Part 3: Actualization of Potential
FESER TAKES OWNERSHIP OF THE FIVE ARGUMENTS In Five Proofs of the Existence of God (hereafter: FPEG), Edward Feser presents five “proofs” or arguments, each of which was inspired by an historical philosopher (or two). However, Feser takes full ownership of these five arguments, so that none of these arguments is put forward as merely … Feser’s Case for God – Part 3: Actualization of Potential