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How do Christians explain vanishing twin syndrome and ensoulment?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many theists believe that ensoulment takes place at conception, as the soul is either attached to, or emerges from, the physical matter of the fertilized egg. This theological minefield begs for critical analysis, which I’ve discussed as it relates to identical twins, and frozen embryos. In the final installment of my “Ensoulment Trilogy,” I was […]

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New book announcement: 30 Arguments Against the Existence of ‘God’, Heaven, Hell, Satan, and Divine Design

Reading Time: 5 minutes “God” is arguably a nebulous term and might well mean a different thing to each of the many people who believe in it. In my new book 30 Arguments Against the Existence of “God”, Heaven, Hell, Satan, and Divine Design [UK], I take the commonality we see in many views, the understanding of classical theism, […]

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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 […]

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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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Craig’s Reformulated Kalam & CosmicSkeptic: Free Will and Other Problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is the third and final instalment of the critically acclaimed philosophical trilogy looking at criticising the Kalam Cosmological Argument. In this video, I look to continue my commentary and then go back to look at William Lane Craig’s pitiful defence of the idea that God could “choose to create”, “make a decision ” and […]