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Posted inReligion

Heaven and Hell as a Hot Mess

Reading Time: < 1 minute Check out the latest interview, this time with Gnostic Informant. We discuss the philosophy of heaven and hell, carrying on the conversation started with another video interview I did with MythVision (also below): And the previous one: Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher Please support by sharing or donating, […]

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The Uneven Evidence Debate: Responding to Paul Hoffer

Reading Time: 10 minutes As I am sure you are aware by now, I have been embroiled in a debate with myself Dave Armstrong about the uneven apportioning of evidence to humanity over time and place. It moved more into the philosophical domain, so Armstrong invoked a comment from, one presumes, a more philosophical commenter at one of his […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Meaning & Purpose

Doubting the Lessons from Doubting Thomas: Responding to Dave Armstrong Again

Reading Time: 5 minutes I started off this debate the other day with a short piece about the unfairness of the distribution of evidence as exemplified by the Doubting Thomas episode in gJohn. Catholic Dave Armstrong replied, and I duly responded. I then finally found a comment in one of my threads, by Dave, that actually dealt with my […]

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The Argument from Experiential Knowledge

Reading Time: 3 minutes I love discussing all things OmniGod, that is the ramifications of a god that has omniscience, omnipotence and omnibenevolence. This God is the one of “classical theism”. I have written a book compiling my musings on the matter (the reasonably priced ebook The Problem with “God”: Classical Theism under the Spotlight [UK]). One of the […]

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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 […]

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God’s Divine Foreknowledge, His Culpability and the Problem of Evil

Reading Time: 6 minutes God’s divine foreknowledge has recently raised its interesting head over the last few comment threads and I thought it would be interesting to return to the subject again. I’ll start with a quote from a commenter here, found on their Miscellanea Agnostica blog: The [reconciliation of “the problem of evil”] most apologists use is the […]

Posted inReligion

Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will

Reading Time: 3 minutes So by knowing our actions, does God cause them to be? Depending on what you believe, yes and no, and here is the whole crux of the argument about whether we have free will or not in a religious context. There are a few ways in which it is claimed how God can know of […]

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