Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

Doubting Thomas Was Right: No Evidence, No Resurrection Belief

Concerning the Doubting Thomas passage in the Gospel of John, it’s often argued by contemporary apologists that Jesus didn’t scold Thomas for his demand for evidence of the resurrection as such, but merely affirmed the value of testimony: “Blessed are … Continue reading

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God: Prediction Fail and Ad Hoc Explanation

Every Great Oz needs curtains and smoke, and thus it is that theists must place soft focus on the greatest Oz of all, the word God, and the predicates of God–because the Great Oz we call God is, essentially, a … Continue reading

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Six Great Books on Issues Surrounding Women’s Equality and Homosexuality

A quick share of books. Six on subjects related to gender and homosexuality: (1) Woman Hating. Andrea Dworkin. A polemic, but a good one. (2) Right-Wing Women: The Politics of Domesticated Females. Andrea Dworkin. Again, a polemic, but very incisive. … Continue reading

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Is God Being Itself–Or A Person?

From the beginning, there has been this tension within theism between defining God as a person and defining God logically as a necessary and simple First Being (the God of the philosophers). The two do not appear logically consistent with … Continue reading

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Fisking Feser: God and Definitional Wimbledon

In a recent review of atheist Jerry Coyne’s new book, Faith vs. Fact, Thomist philosopher Edward Feser writes this: “Reading Coyne trying to do something as simple as defining his terms is like watching him play tennis with himself. And … Continue reading

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Fisking Feser: Is Faith “Belief without…Evidence”?

In a recent review of Jerry Coyne’s new book, Faith vs. Fact, Thomist philosopher Edward Feser writes this: “[Jerry Coyne] characterizes ‘faith’ as ‘belief without—or in the face of—evidence’ and repeatedly uses the term as if this is what it … Continue reading

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