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?
REVIEW OF ANALYSIS OF REASON #9 In Part 9 of this series, I asserted that the main argument in Unapologetic is Reason #9, and I argued that Reason #9 invoved the following assumptions: 5. ANY claim that is based on faith cannot be reasonably defended. 6. Philosophers ought NOT recognize and participate in an alleged sub-discipline of philosophy that … Unapologetic Review – Part 10: Evaluation of Reason #9
Worldview as a Way of Life? The third objection that James Sire raises against his older conception of worldviews, is that it makes more sense to understand a worldview as being “a way of life” (NTE, p.97) rather than to understand a worldview as being “a system of thought” (NTE, p.98) because of “the practical, … What is Christianity? Part 13
As Ninian Smart points out, there are secular worldviews as well as religious worldviews. According to Smart, a religion is a religious worldview as opposed to a secular worldview. Marxism and Secular Humanism are examples of secular worldviews. Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam are examples of religions or religious worldviews. Smart, however, asserts that … What is Christianity? Part 10
The primary goal of my Ten Year Plan is to evaluate Christianity, to answer the question “Is Christianity true or is it false?” I have started a couple of series of posts related to this project. One series related to the project is called “What is Christianity?”. Here is a list of the posts in that … What is Christianity? INDEX
In the previous post in this series, I argued that the Christian apologist James Sire makes a fundamental mistake in his book Naming the Elephant, by defining “a worldview” as being a kind of commitment. A worldview is something that can be true (or false), but a commitment is NOT something that can be true … What is Christianity? Part 7
I think of Christianity as being a worldview. But what is a worldview? How should we analyze and compare and evaluate worldviews? There are different ways of understanding and analyzing worldviews, so before I defend my cognitivist view of religions, I should make an attempt to clarify the concept of “a worldview” that I plan … What is Christianity? Part 4
Since I am planning to invest the next ten years (or more) of my life in an effort to investigate and answer the question “Is Christianity true or false?”, I need to start out by clarifying and defining the word “Christianity”. There are those who would argue that Christianity is not the sort of thing that … What is Christianity? – Part 1