Reading Time: 7 minutes A very quick synopsis so far in this debate initially with Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong and then carried on by Catholic Paul Hoffer. Please read the previous pieces for context. This will be the last one. There are quite a few previously: The Double Standards Involved with Doubting Thomas Doubting Thomas: A Response to Catholic […]
God’s Own Free Will
Reading Time: 5 minutes I have written variously on this subject before but wanted to bring together two ideas: God cannot have free will. If he does, he could not have used it to create the world. Libertarian free will (as in the conscious and actual ability to choose otherwise in a given scenario, ceteris paribus – LFW) is […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the virus hits, you’re going to need something to read, right? I’ve been trying to work my way through a philosophical post on Humean and non-Humean approaches to the Laws of Nature. Meh, what you really want to know about is another fab little review to one of my early books, The Little Book of […]
God Hates His Own Designed Creations: Animals
Reading Time: 3 minutes God appears to really hate non-human animals. Which is an odd thing considering he designed and created them. We know that he hated animals because he pretty much told us so and acted with utmost contempt for their existence. Let me remind you of the famous case of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood (Genesis 6): […]
My MS Diagnosis, God and the Problem of Evil
Reading Time: 3 minutes As many of you know, I’ve recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As is my wont, I would like to see how this works within the light of some theology and philosophy of religion, especially in the context of the problem of evil. The problem of evil it is, of course, how we understand the […]
Is Discussing Classical Theism a Waste of Time?
Reading Time: < 1 minute As you may well know, I spend a lot of time debating classical theism or, as Justin Schieber calls it, “generic theism”. Is this a waste of time? Well, both Schieber and myself think not: RELATED POSTS: Suffering and an Omnibenevolent God God’s Omni-qualities – Who Believes in Them? Arguing the Toss over OmniGod. Why […]
God’s Omni-qualities – Who Believes in Them?
Reading Time: 5 minutes I have written a number of posts concerning theism and God’s omni-qualities, and have loosely classified this as classical theism (though it is worth noting that this can often include ideas such as being immutable). My ebook The Problem with “God”: Classical Theism under the Spotlight deals with this type of god, namely one who is omniscient, […]
But That’s Not MY God!
Reading Time: 8 minutes This is an argument I have experienced a number of times, most notably at my God on Trial talks, but yesterday, on my piece on petitionary prayer, involving the notions of classical theism – God’s omnipotence, omniscience and omnibenevolence. I wrote a book (The Little Book of Unholy Questions) and an ebook (The problem with “God”: […]
The Failure of Skeptical Theism
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Problem of Evil is a powerful argument which takes its form in various ways, both the logical and evidential format. I was watching a video debate on the problem of evil and animal suffering between Michael Murry and Daniel Breyer. I really enjoyed it. I don’t buy the skeptical theistic approach, but, as Breyer […]
The Problem With “God”: Classical Theism Under The Spotlight – Great Review
Reading Time: 4 minutes My recent ebook (reasonably priced, don’t you know) The Problem With “God”: Classical Theism Under The Spotlight has just been reviewed by a Top 500 Reviewer, and I am more than happy with the review, which adds to the two 5* reviews it already has: 4.0 out of 5 stars Provocative Collection of Articles By Book Shark TOP 500 REVIEWER on […]