Monthly Archives: July 2012

Some thoughts about Guardian Angels

Jesus said: See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. ~Matthew 18:10 The notion of Guardian Angels, … Continue reading

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Fideism and epistemic justification

Is it logically possible for a Fideist to be justified in her Fideism? If so, then a Fideist can ‘know’ some things via Fideism – and by ‘know’, I mean here having a true justified belief. Now, obviously the Fideist … Continue reading

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Libertarian Free Will, Molinism, and brute facts

One of the problems with believing in the principle of sufficient reason, which stipulates that there are no contingent facts which have not a sufficient explanation, is when it comes to the doctrine of Libertarian free will. The Libertarian is … Continue reading

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The best argument for embryonic stem cell research, and its relation to nominalism

Here I’m going to give the best argument for embryonic stem cell research that I can think of. Keep in mind that stem cell research is something the Catholic Church, and all persons of goodwill, endorse and promote – it … Continue reading

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Scientia Visionis vs tensed omniscience

One of the objections to William Lane Craig’s suggestion that God is in time ‘since’ creation is that it violates both the immutability of God and the metaphysical simplicity of God, since God must learn tensed propositions over time, and … Continue reading

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Does God answer prayers standing in the later-than relation to him on A theory?

Does God answer prayer according to the prayer’s reality or merely according to a knowledge of the prayer? Suppose on an A theory of time, that God knows future contingencies, which are not yet real, by some means (perhaps scientia … Continue reading

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The world is a morally significant causal plenum

Supposing that the world is not a causal plenum, one might imagine that this or that cause does not have an infinite set of effects [alternatively: that the effect is not infinite] on the world. Thus Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle should not be … Continue reading

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A Utilitarian argument against believing in Utilitarianism

A popular criticism of Utilitarianism is that it is impractical because one is never in a good position to judge what the outcome of some event will be on the world. The immediate outcome can probably be judged probabilistically with … Continue reading

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Divinity of Jesus; another Johannine verse

In the debate over whether the New Testament clearly teaches of Jesus that he was literally God, Christian orthodoxy finds itself faced with opponents ranging from some secular scholars, to Jehovah’s witnesses, and even some Muslims. Muslims obviously are inspired … Continue reading

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Theological puzzles arising from the denial of molinist-type counterfactuals

If we deny molinist type counterfactuals then there may be more difficulties in Christian theology arising from that than I had previously been aware. One might have to abandon the typical and very persuasive apologetic for the problem of evil … Continue reading

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