God is Real because our Brains are Reliable

God is Real Because Our Brains are Reliable (Jeff Cook) Socrates said, “Philosophy begins with wonder” and nearly all human beings at all times have looked at the world around them and, given its beauties, powers, and complexities, asked if what they saw was designed by a mind for a purpose. Whether you are a [Read More...]

Re-Run: Jeff Cook and Desire and God

This post is by our friend Jeff Cook… They Don’t Believe Because Your God Isn’t Desirable I watched the recent debate between William Lane Craig, a Christian, and Sam Harris an Atheist. The debate (seen Here) was over the foundations of morality. The Christian addressed the philosophical question at hand with skill and insight. By [Read More...]

The Argument from You: Jeff Cook

You Prove God’s Existence (Argument #4 for God’s Existence) Most people think they exist.  Even Descartes, who set out to doubt everything, found he could not rightly doubt his own existence. But some stories, like Materialism, make believing in one’s self problematic. This may seem ridiculous at first, but notice: Materialism tells us a story [Read More...]

Conscience: What does it tell us?

Jeff Cook’s series on arguments for God continues with this reflection on conscience. What does the argument for conscience do for you? We are quickly approaching the half way point. This is an argument from Peter Kreeft. Both Aquinas and Aristotle use the style here, and it’s a helpful framework for those arguing for God’s [Read More...]

Does Beauty Point to God?

This series, on arguments for God, is by Jeff Cook (info at the bottom). His argument today is about beauty — does beauty point us to God? Does it you? How so?  Deep Beauty There are sunrises. There is the music of Bach, John Coltrane, and Sigur Ros. There are the hands of an infant. Therefore, there [Read More...]

Christians, Muslims Team Up in Apologetics

Again, this series by Jeff Cook. One of the best argument for God’s existence comes from Islamic philosophers, and has received a good deal of attention recently given our understanding of Big Bang cosmology. William L Craig’s formulation of the cosmological argument is clean and if you think postulating a material reality outside this universe [Read More...]

The Argument for God from Experience

By Jeff Cook: The Argument from Religious Experience How much does “experience” factor into your belief in God? What kind of experience?  Number 9 in my list for the best arguments for God’s existence is the argument from religious experience. Lots of ways to formulate this, but I find the structure below compelling. Millions of [Read More...]

Top Ten Arguments for God: Jeff Cook

Jeff Cook (info at bottom) has examined ten arguments against God-belief and now he turns it around for the positive case — apologetics — of arguments Socrates said, “Philosophy begins with wonder” and nearly all human beings at all times have looked at the world around them and, given its beauties, powers, and complexities, asked [Read More...]

Jeff Cook’s Big If

Top 10 – Arguments Against God’s Existence #4-1 (Jeff Cook) Socrates said, “Philosophy begins with wonder” and nearly all human beings at all times have looked at the world around them and, given its beauties, powers, and complexities, asked if what they saw was designed by a mind for a purpose. I think it is [Read More...]

Does Design Support God-Belief? (by Jeff Cook)

This continues our MWF series by Jeff Cook, information at the bottom of this post: #5:  Design Flaws If God exists, he is an excellent architect of our world. The function of a human being is to attain happiness (Aristotle). If God is the architect of our world, God has made us to seek and [Read More...]


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