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More Objections to the Swoon Theory – Part 1: Objections by William Craig

In the last decade of the 20th Century, two Christian philosophers named Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli published their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (1994; hereafter: HCA). In Chapter 8, they make a case for the resurrection of Jesus. That case involves an attempt to refute four skeptical theories about the alleged resurrection of Jesus. One More Objections to the Swoon Theory – Part 1: Objections by William Craig

Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 43: McDowell’s Argument for Premise (B)

WHERE WE ARE Objection #8 against the Swoon Theory as presented by Kreeft and Tacelli FAILS, even if we repair their embarrassing blunder of asserting a key premise that is obviously false by replacing their premise (1) with the much more plausible premise (1b). The argument for Objection #8 still FAILS, because it requires premise Kreeft’s Case Against the Swoon Theory – Part 43: McDowell’s Argument for Premise (B)

Christian Apologists are UNCLEAR about the Swoon Theory – Part 3: William Craig’s Definition

WHERE WE ARE In Part 1 of this series, I showed that the very simple and very broad definition of the “Swoon Theory” implied by Kreeft and Tacelli in their Handbook of Christian Apologetics (1994) was WRONG, and that the very complex and very detailed definition of the “Swoon Theory” by the McDowells from their Christian Apologists are UNCLEAR about the Swoon Theory – Part 3: William Craig’s Definition

Is God Just?

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The Passing of Toby Keith

July 8,1961-Feb 5, 2024 I just wanted to share the sad news that Country singer Toby Keith has died from cancer at the age of 62. It goes to show how precious life is. Just as bees, butterflies, roses, fungi, chickens, sparrows, and penguins don’t magically re-animate in a spiritual form after they die, neither The Passing of Toby Keith

The Christ Myth Theory in Question (Part 4): My Second Richard Carrier Interview

Last time I blogged about my second time interviewing Richard Carrier, and I’d like to reflect on that a little because a friend wanted to know what it was like. Carrier is a proponent of the Christ Myth Theory, the idea that Jesus was originally not thought to have existed on earth, but lived and The Christ Myth Theory in Question (Part 4): My Second Richard Carrier Interview