Response to Dr. William Lane Craig – Part 1

Dr. William Craig –Thank you for reading some of my blog posts criticizing your case for the resurrection of Jesus.  Although you object to the tone of the blog posts as using “vitriolic language”, you nevertheless took the time not only to read what I had to say, but also to respond to some of my points: doing so, you demonstrate the virtue of scholarship and are following in the footsteps of Thomas Aquinas, who al … [Read more...]

William Craig’s Response to My Objections on the Resurrection

I just found out (purely by accident) that William Craig has read one or more of my posts criticizing his case for the Resurrection and responded to some of my objections:, now I need to take a look at his responses, and see whether they are clear, relevant, accurate, etc.Here are the blog posts of mine that Craig … [Read more...]

Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA

As Keith Parsons has recently argued, it is difficult to separate religion from politics.  This is especially true of the current political  campaigns for the presidency of the United States of America.Unfortunately, the uglier side of religion is intruding into U.S. politics.  Currently,  some polls are indicating that the religious nutcase Ben Carson is the leading contender to become the next presidential nominee of the Republicans.  If Carson continues to do well with Republican primary v … [Read more...]

The Slaughter of the Canaanites – The Grand Inquisitor Jones – Part 3

"If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell." Carl Sandburg, in The People, Yes (1936) One response to my sixty objections against Clay Jones's attempt to defend Jehovah's command to the Israelites to slaughter the Canaanites (men, women, and children), is that my my objections "argue the law" thus betraying a reluctance to "argue the facts".  There is some truth to this po … [Read more...]

Is Extremism Political, Religious, or Political/Religious?

Atheist author and blogger Dan Arel as recently written that he was wrong in his previous response to the critiques of Islam by “new atheists” such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins: admit in public that one was wrong requires a greater commitment to honesty and tru … [Read more...]

What is Philosophy – Part 2

Some people (who are sadly mistaken) think that the question "What is philosophy?" can be answered simply by picking up a dictionary and reading the definition (or definitions) of the word "philosophy".  Although it is delusional to look to a dictionary to resolve this issue, it is not a bad idea to start out this investigation by taking a look at some dictionary definitions, on the assumption that this is only a first step of an inquiry, not the last step.Some basic clarification and … [Read more...]

How Many Ways to Analyze the Word ‘God’ – Part 7

My last post on this subject (How Many Ways to Analyze the Word 'God' - Part 6) was from way back in February of 2011.In that post I claimed that one can generate over 233 million definitions of ‘divine person’ from a set of just four attributes:1. power 2. knowledge 3. freedom 4. goodness Since the word 'God' can be analyzed in relation to the phrase 'divine person', this means that one can generate over 233 million definitions of 'God'.Recently in looking over my previous an … [Read more...]

What is the Conclusion of the Kalam Cosmological Argument? – Part 5

In this post I will examine the presentation of the kalam cosmological argument (KCA) found in Chapter 23 of  Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview (hereafter: PFCW) to see whether it supports my view that the conclusion of KCA is: GOD EXISTS, as opposed to the less specific conclusion: THE UNIVERSE HAS A CAUSE.Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview (by William Craig and J.P. Moreland, InterVarsity Press, 2003) Chapter Title KCA is the primary argument presented in … [Read more...]