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The Problem of Evil w/ Alvin Plantinga

August 8, 2011
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We hope to explore questions and problems related to ‘evil’ in the world in more depth this fall. Many people are able to see that there is a distinction between the ‘problem’ as it is posed in an academic way, as a philosophical issue, and the very hard emotional issue of experiencing things like suffering […]

Euthyphro (Round 2)

July 19, 2011
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(continued from “The Euthyphro Dilemma for Divine Morality”) You may recall this classic dilemma posed to the Divine Command Theory for the foundations of objective moral values and duties.  If not, click the link above. In brief the dilemma is that upon considering the origin of the good and the right one has to wonder […]

God and the Tsunami (cont.)

July 12, 2011
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Tom Honey is an Anglican vicar (parish priest) at St Michael & All Angels Church on Mount Dinham in Exeter, England. I just came across his honest and maybe controversial talk about the reality of questions confronting himself and many other people in the wake of the devastating 2004 earthquake and tsunami that affected Indonesia […]

DAILY DEMONSTRATION: Absurdity and Desire (part 2)

June 30, 2011
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(continued from “Absurdity and Desire (part 1)”) I don’t think that it’s really possible to take a clean start, without premonitions, at the question of God’s existence (or any question really).  It may be possible, however, to take a minimalist approach and then try to proceed to an all-things-considered approach. Last time I talked about abductive […]

DAILY DEMONSTRATION: Absurdity and Desire (part 1)

June 23, 2011
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Some arguments for the existence of God are made using deductive reasoning.  With this kind of reasoning if the premises are taken to be true, their consequences are derived inescapably by universally recognized patterns or rules of inference.  We take these rules to be either self-evident or direct descendants of the apparent rules that govern […]