Monthly Archives: February 2012

More on Grim Reaper

Wait a second – if it is plausible to have an actually infinite number of things existing at the same time then why couldn’t an actually infinite number of Grim Reapers exist at the same time t0, and be set … Continue reading

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Existential Universalism

One of the most attractive heterodox (or even heretical) positions to which Christian theologians have been attracted is the position of universalism without the denial of the existence of a real eternal Hell. Origen, for instance, who is one of … Continue reading

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Logically possible worlds God could feasibly create.

Often philosophers of a theologically orthodox persuasion will speak about how some worlds are logically possible for God to create without them being feasible for God to create (which is equivalent to saying that God cannot ensure the reality of … Continue reading

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The weaknesses of a Van Tillian apologetic

One of the weaknesses I see in the Van Tillian presuppositionalist project is that it is possible for one to assume some worldview significantly similar to Christianity which differs from Christianity in some way which violates what Van Tillians take … Continue reading

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A thought about the Grim Reaper argument

A thought about the Grim reaper argument occurred to me, and I wanted to quickly jot it down to see where it goes. Consider the proposed Grim Reaper paradox in which: Fred is going to be annihilated by a Grim … Continue reading

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Arguments for the Soul

What arguments are there to think that we have a soul? There are some sophisticated arguments, but there are also very basic arguments. I intend to present some of the most basic arguments for the existence of the soul, and … Continue reading

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Jesus Kissing Mary Magdalene, and the Da Vinci mistake

There is a very common misunderstanding of the Gospel of Philip, which has been promoted by Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code.” Of course, it isn’t the only mistake Dan Brown has made, but it is one of the more … Continue reading

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The defective creation of the Human Body

Many critics of Christian belief in any sense of special or intentional creation often object that if man is God’s creation, and supposed to be the crown of his creation, as representing the perfect creature, then God is not an … Continue reading

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Third person divine propositions

I have already said that I think it is mistaken to say “There is a logically possible world in which only God exists” (though I find myself hoping that I am wrong about this). However, let’s grant for the sake … Continue reading

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Celsus’ attack on the Holy Mother

Celsus was one of the most visceral enemies of Christianity which the early Church faced. However, his violent attack on Christianity did not result in martyrdoms, but in people falling away from the faith – he was a polemicist, not … Continue reading

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