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God’s Superfluity in Creating the Universe

Reading Time: 5 minutes “God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing – or should we say “seeing”? there are no tenses in God – the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the […]

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Why Did God Wait to Create the World?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Well, it depends what kind of Christian you are as to how you interpret what happened in the creation of this here universe. The young earth creationist will, of course, believe that the world that we live on and the universe that we live in are only 6000 or so years old. The old earth creationist, […]

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A Billion Year Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute When God made the Cosmos, and all the stuff in it, It took him six days, according to the book of Genesis in the Bible. Now some people think those were regular days, Like the ones that you and I spend. Others say no, those were very long days. Maybe they were million-year days. Could […]

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This World as Philosophically Necessary

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this post, I am going to consider the necessary property of God. God is often claimed to be philosophically necessary, with all other created things deemed to be contingent. I am going to challenge this prevailing idea. First, let us consider what both terms (necessary and contingent) mean. As mentioned, God is deemed to […]

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Evolution & Creation: Belief Systems and Original Spin

Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky & Sal: cartoons of existential dread BUT WERE YOU THERE??? Whether evolution is being labeled a belief system, a worldview, or an exercise in blind faith, it’s a pretty transparent attempt to level the playing field. Almost as if some religious folk know a purely faith-based, non-falsifiable position is not the greatest position to have […]

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Why Did God Create Material Beings At All?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The problem of evil is ubiquitous in philosophy of religion: Here is a decent version of the argument: There exist instances of intense suffering which an omnipotent, omniscient being could have prevented without thereby losing some greater good or permitting some evil equally bad or worse. An omniscient, wholly good being would prevent the occurrence of […]

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