I had hoped to answer the question “Does God exist?” in 2017, at least to my own satisfaction. No such luck. That was a bit too aggressive of a goal. However, I did make some good progress. I learned that Norman Geisler’s case for God (in When Skeptics Ask) is a steaming pile of dog … 2017 in the Rearview Mirror
In his book Five Proofs of the Existence of God (hereafter: FPEG), Edward Feser lays out what he takes to be the five best arguments for the claim that “God exists”. Based on a quick glance through this book, it seems to me that Feser does a much more reasonable job of making a case … Feser’s Case for God – Part 1: What Feser Gets Right
In part 11 of this series of posts I reviewed the overall structure of Norman Geisler’s case for the existence of God, the case that he presented, along with coauthor Ronald Brooks, in When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA). In this present post, I will once again review the overall structure of Geisler’s case, and will summarize … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 19: The Whole Enchilada
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?
A standard objection to traditional arguments for God is that even if the arguments were successful, they fail to prove that there is just ONE god, leaving open the possibility that polytheism is true, and that monotheism is false. In Phase 5 of his case for God in When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA), Dr. Norman … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 16: Just One Unlimited Being?
Dr. Norman Geisler uses cosmological arguments to show that God is very powerful, and a teleological argument to show that God is very intelligent, and a moral argument to show that God is good (When Skeptics Ask [hereafter: WSA], p.26-27). But in Phase 4 of his case, he has not yet attempted to show that God exists. … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 15: Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Perfectly Good?
===================== NOTE: To avoid sounding overly aggressive and insulting, I will not be repeating the evaluation that Dr. Geisler’s various arguments for the existence of God are a steaming pile of dog shit. However, please understand that the fact that I refrain from writing such comments does NOT mean that no such thoughts come to my … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 14: More On Phase 4
It is springtime! The sky is blue, and the sun is shining again here in the great and green Northwest. Every year Easter brings life back into me. I feel born again, inspired and energized to once again attack the beast (i.e. Christianity/religion/superstition). I might be tilting at a windmill, but I’m delighted to be back … Did Jesus Die on the Cross? Part 2: Finishing Off Geisler’s Case