TASO The third inductive argument in Swinburne’s case for God is TASO (the Teleological Argument from Spatial Order): Teleological Argument from Spatial Order (e3) There exists a complex physical universe which is governed by simple natural laws, and in which the structure of the natural laws and of the initial conditions are such that they make the … Problems With TASO – Part 2: My Favorite Objection
INTRO TO TASO For several years, I have been working on an article about Richard Swinburne’s case for God. I’m currently revising the section of that article dealing with the third argument in Swinburne’s case: TASO (the Teleological Argument from Spatial Order). In working on that section of the article, I noticed that my favorite … Problems With TASO: Part 1
After laying out his case for the existence of God in When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA), Dr. Norman Geisler attempts to link the God that he thinks he has proven to exist with “the God of the Bible”: Is this the God of the Bible? At the burning bush, God told Moses his name and … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 18: The God of the Bible Exists?
Here is my multi-part critical examination of Dr. Norman Geisler’s case for the existence of God in his book When Skeptics Ask (coauthored with Ronald Brooks): Geisler’s First Argument https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2016/10/16/geislers-first-argument/ Geisler’s Five Ways https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2016/10/16/geislers-five-ways/ Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 2: How Many Arguments for God? https://secularfrontier.infidels.org/2016/10/18/geislers-five-ways-part-2-how-many-arguments-for-god-2/ Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 3: Just ONE Argument … INDEX: Geisler’s Five Ways
Because Dr. Norman Geisler is unclear and confused in his use of the word “God”, he fails to properly conclude his case for the existence of God in his book When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA). But this failure is easily fixed. I will reconstruct the final inference of his case for God in this post. … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 17: God Exists?
PHASE 3: THE EXISTENCE OF A NECESSARY BEING Geisler abuses the word “God” yet again in Phase 3 of his case for the existence of God. The argument in Phase 3 is on page 27. It makes use of the conclusion from “The Argument from Being” in Phase 1 (pages 24-26). Here is the conclusion … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 12: Is the Creator a Necessary Being?
I’m thinking about which cases for the existence of God to focus in on, for my evaluation of Christianity. Right now, I’m thinking about examining the cases of four well-known Christian apologists: Norman Geisler William Craig Peter Kreeft Richard Swinburne I just realized that two of these philosophers are Thomists, and two are not Thomists. … Cases for God
Thomas Aquinas pulled a classic BAIT-AND-SWITCH move in Summa Theologica: “Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, moved by no other; and this everyone understands to be God.” “Therefore it is necessary to admit a first efficient cause, to which everyone gives the name of God.” “Therefore we cannot but admit the existence … I Don’t Care
Here is a third option for breaking down the question “Does God exist?” (click on the image below to get a clearer view of the chart): This is a variation on Option 2 (see the previous post in this series). In this analysis I stick with … Does God Exist? Part 2
The overarching question for my ten-year plan is: Is Christianity true or false? After I clarify this overarching question, the first major question to investigate is this: Does God exist? I will, of course, at some point need to address the traditional arguments for the existence of God (ontological, cosmological, teleological, and moral arguments). But I … Does God Exist? Part 1