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Posted inUncategorized

Interview with Laughing in Disbelief in a Few Hours

Reading Time: < 1 minute I will be appearing with fellow Patheoser Andrew Hall on his YouTube channel, Laughing in Disbelief, in a few hours. We’ll be talking about all sorts, no doubt, and probably my recent spat with William Lane Craig, politics and the Nativity. Find us here, chewing the cud: It sounds like me having a bunch of sour […]

Posted inReligion

Comments on Transworld Depravity

Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a post or two from a commenter “Ficino” here, this time taking aim at William Lane Craig and Alvin Plantinga’s reliance on the concept of transworld depravity. Over to him, with anything I say in square brackets: Since Wm. Lane Craig follows a version of Plantinga’s “transworld depravity” thesis, I post the following […]

Posted inPsychology, Religion

Totally Disingenuous: William Lane Craig Woefully Mischaracterises Me in His Podcast

Reading Time: 12 minutes I have just been made aware of a podcast in which William Lane Craig takes a couple of my short articles to task. The ones in question are: The Resurrection, Fideism and Circularity Supernaturalism (and Motivated Reasoning) He absolutely hammers me. Well, he thinks he does. Because what really happens is they (him and his […]

Posted inHistory

The Huge Importance of the Empty Tomb to Christians

Reading Time: 3 minutes We know from Paul’s writings and from pretty much every other mainstream Christian that the Resurrection is massively important to anyone professing faith in Christianity. Without belief in the death and rising of Jesus, you get no atonement and no real point to Jesus living, and therefore to Christ and therefore of Christianity. Okay, that […]

Posted inHistory

The Resurrection, Fideism and Circularity

Reading Time: 3 minutes The few times that New Testament claims intersect with history – namely, the Nativity accounts, and to a lesser degree, the Resurrection accounts – the claims fail, historically speaking. What epistemic right does the Christian then have for believing in Jesus, for being a Christian? If you ask the Christian “Why do you know that […]

Posted inPhilosophy

An Immaterial Mind Causing the Universe

Reading Time: 4 minutes The other day, I was sent an argument by a commenter on my video discussing the Kalam Cosmological Argument. For the full details of his arguments, please see my post here. William Lane Craig uses an extension to his Kalam Cosmological Argument to conclude that this an immaterial mind, qua God, is necessary to explain […]

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Criticising Craig’s Personal Mind As Causing the Universe

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is an argument that a commenter on one of my recent YouTube videos on the Kalam Cosmological Argument gave me. It’s actually something I have argued elsewhere (possibly even mentioning in that Kalam series itself). Before I hand over to him, let me remind you of the KCA: Whatever begins to exist has a […]

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