The Resurrection: Types of Skeptical Views
The traditional Christian view of the resurrection of Jesus involves a number of beliefs or claims: Jesus existed. Jesus was crucified. Jesus died while he was on the cross. After he was crucified, Jesus was buried in a stone tomb in the evening on the day that he was crucified. The stone tomb where Jesus … The Resurrection: Types of Skeptical Views
Response to William Lane Craig – Part 10
Here is my main objection to William Craig’s case for the resurrection of Jesus: It is not possible for a person to rise from the dead until AFTER that person has actually died. Thus, in order to prove that Jesus rose from the dead, one must first prove that Jesus died on the cross. But … Response to William Lane Craig – Part 10
What is Atheism? – Part 2
Levels of Analysis I’m going to make a second attempt to clarify and define the word “atheism”. This time, I will emphasize that the analysis and definitions exist at different levels. Swinburne’s clarification and analysis of “God exists” makes use of different levels of definition or analysis: Level 0: “God exists.” Level 1: God exists … What is Atheism? – Part 2
What is Atheism?
I know this is a well-worn topic, but I think it is worth hashing over this old question one more time. First, some obvious points that many ignorant, bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging bigots are unable to grasp: 1. ATHEISM is not the same as MATERIALISM (not all atheists are materialists). 2. ATHEISM is not the same as … What is Atheism?
Why Be Skeptical?
According to my old American Heritage Dictionary (2nd College edition, 1982), a “skeptic” is a person “who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.” This seems to come close to what I have in mind when I support the view that students should be taught to be skeptical as … Why Be Skeptical?
This Knee Won’t Bow
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philipians 2:9-11 … This Knee Won’t Bow