Addressing 3 arguments against the existence of the Christian god

Of the philosophical influences which have most influenced me, I have to admit that Christian philosophers of this last century have been particularly great influences on me. From figures like Alvin Plantinga to William Lane Craig, fantastic Christian philosophers have not been in short supply of late, and many have earned my attention and admiration. One of my favorite such philosophers, who I am convinced is one of the smartest living persons, is Alexander Pruss. His blog is linked at the bottom of the homepage, and I frequent his blog probably more than any others I regularly read. Recently while reading a relatively inconsequential post from him here, somebody named philosopher145 commented:

Hi professor Pruss, 

I would appreciate it if you could take a look at the following arguments against the existence of the Christian god and let me know what you think:


Pruss’ first comments were provided rather quickly on his own blog. I couldn’t help myself, after stumbling upon these arguments, from making some comments of my own here.

Soon afterwards, Philosopher145 got back to us on his blog with refurbished arguments in light of criticisms he had received. Pruss then commented on these, as did I. Finally, Philosopher145 recently has reformulated his arguments again, and this time very succinctly. I promised to post a response when time permits, and that will be forthcoming on his blog. However, I thought it was kind of neat to be mentioned in the same breath as Pruss. The most recent arguments can be found here.

About tylerjourneaux

I am an aspiring Catholic theologian and philosopher, and I have a keen interest in apologetics. I am creating this blog both in order to practice and improve my writing and memory retention as I publish my thoughts, and in order to give evidence of my ability to understand and communicate thoughts on topics pertinent to Theology, Philosophy, philosophical theology, Catholic (Christian) Apologetics, philosophy of religion and textual criticism.
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One Response to Addressing 3 arguments against the existence of the Christian god

  1. Dirichlet says:

    I really enjoy Pruss’ blog, since my background is in math and I’m interested in philosophy and apologetics. He made me reconsider the validity of the Kalaam argument, of which I didn’t have a high opinion (though it seems like he wasn’t very fond of it either, until he developed the Grim Reaper proof).

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