Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Defeater for Catholicism? (A-Theory)

I believe that Catholicism is true. However, Catholicism isn’t an analytic truth. One might wonder how I ‘know’ Catholicism to be true. I take it that I am justified in believing in Catholicism because it best explains my experience of … Continue reading

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Theology, B Theory, and Infinity

I (problematically) maintain the following: Christianity Christianity ⊃ Catholicism Catholicism ⊃ B Theory B Theory ⊃ Actual Infinity The problem is that along with maintaining 1-4, I also maintain: 5. ~Actual Infinity I maintain 5 due in large part to arguments such as … Continue reading

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Wolterstorff and the grounding of Human Rights in God

Human beings all have (grounded) inalienable rights which belong to them regardless of whether they (the rights) are recognized or not. These rights are not based on any capacities which only some but not all humans have. There are no … Continue reading

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Multiple Attestation to the Virgin Birth?

Interestingly, if one does not accept that Luke’s Gospel is using Matthew as a source, and thus accepts the two-source hypothesis first proposed by Heinrich-Julius Holtzmann, along with the hypothesis that two other sources in addition to Mark and Q … Continue reading

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Does Atheism involve commitments beyond God not existing?

Some New Atheists have tried to shift the burden of proof in debates with Theists by arguing that while Theism has some definite content, to which the Theist is committed, Atheism does not. Now, while I don’t want to agree … Continue reading

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The Christmas Magi

There are quite a few myths about the Bible out there, such as that Eve ate an apple, or that the Magi came to Christ at the time of his birth. In this post, I thought, for Christmas, I’d just … Continue reading

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Richard Carrier’s appeal to Philo of Alexandria’s Christology| Call for Research Project Proposals at End.

Recently Richard Carrier, who I am very impressed with when he says away from philosophy and sticks to Theology, appeared on the radio show out of the U.K. Unbelievable? Today. He mentioned in passing that Philo of Alexandria had already developed a … Continue reading

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James Cornman and the Identity of Indiscernibles

James Cornman was a defender of non-reductive materialism when it came to the issue of mind-brain interaction. In other words his analysis of what the ‘mind’ was, was in the end that it was identical with the brain (i.e., material). … Continue reading

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Logics and consistency

Here’s a quick thought. Logicians tell us that different systems of Logic exist which are incommensurable, yet consistent within themselves. Thus, Fuzzy logic, which makes propositions not strictly true or false, but true to some degree, (between 1 and 10) … Continue reading

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An Objection to the Fine-Tuning argument

The popular Fine-Tuning argument for the existence of God is a pretty airtight argument if one accepts science as any kind of authority. It seems to me that all responses to this form of the Teleological argument have been exposed … Continue reading

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