October 12, 2020

WHERE WE ARE There are four basic questions that can be used to analyze a worldview. In this post, I will begin to evaluate the Christian answer to worldview question #2.   CHRISTIAN ANSWERS TO THE FIRST TWO WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS  The following is a short version of what I take to be the Christian answers to the first two worldview questions: Q1. What are the most important problems of human life? (Symptoms of Disease) Alienation or separation from God, conflict… Read more

October 9, 2020

In this post I will begin work on an evaluation of the Christian answer to worldview question #2, in preparation for creating the next podcast in my series of podcasts called Thinking Critically About: Is Christianity True?   THE FOUR BASIC WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS There are four basic worldview questions, four questions that can be used to analyze the content of a worldview: Q1. What are the most important problems of human life? (Symptoms of Disease) Q2. What is the root-cause… Read more

October 6, 2020

In this post I’m going to give you the Reader’s Digest version of my Podcast #6 (and the PowerPoint that it is based upon).   THE FOUR BASIC WORLDVIEW QUESTIONS There are four basic worldview questions, four questions that can be used to analyze the content of a worldview: Q1. What are the most important problems of human life? (Symptoms of Disease) Q2. What is the root-cause problem of what are (allegedly) the most important problems of human life? (Diagnosis… Read more

September 26, 2020

I fell off the wagon, and have not produced a podcast since 2017.  I got back on the wagon this year, and have finally produced Podcast #6 in my series “Thinking Critically About: Is Christianity True?” I have analyzed the Christian worldview in relation to four basic worldview questions: Q1. What are the most important problems of human life? Q2. What is the root cause(s) of the most important problems of human life? Q3. What is the solution(s) to the… Read more

September 21, 2020

I’ve published an article on my political blog, Data-Driven Politics, which should be of great interest to many Secular Outpost readers: William Lane Craig on Evangelical Christian Support for Donald Trump On a related note, I’ve also published on that site my Presidential Effectiveness Dashboard, which is a work in progress, and likely also to be of interest. Link to latest version: Presidential Effectiveness Dashboard (Trump): Economic Metrics Added   Read more

September 19, 2020

WHERE WE ARE In the previous post, Part 8 of this series, I supported my fourth reason for doubting the view that we should condemn homosexual sex as morally wrong because it is (allegedly) condemned in the book of Leviticus: 4. Leviticus is NOT an historically reliable account of actual events. God, if God exists, is all-knowing and perfectly good, so any book inspired by God would NOT contain false historical information, and clearly no book inspired by God would… Read more

September 13, 2020

WHERE WE ARE In this present post I will support my fourth reason for doubting the view that we should condemn homosexual sex as morally wrong because it is (allegedly) condemned in the book of Leviticus: 4. Leviticus is NOT an historically reliable account of actual events. God, if God exists, is all-knowing and perfectly good, so any book inspired by God would not contain false historical information, and clearly no book inspired by God would provide historical accounts of… Read more

September 11, 2020

WHERE WE ARE Should we view homosexual sex as morally wrong because it is (allegedly) condemned in the book of Leviticus?  In Part 1 of this series I outlined a dozen reasons to doubt this viewpoint.  Here is the first reason: 1. God does NOT exist, so no prophet and no book contains truth or wisdom from God.  In Part 2 of this series I explained my reason for skepticism in general (i.e. CYNICISM), and I explained my reasons for skepticism about supernatural claims.  In this Part… Read more

September 6, 2020

WHERE WE ARE Should we view homosexual sex as morally wrong because it is (allegedly) condemned in the book of Leviticus?  In Part 1 of this series I outlined a dozen reasons to doubt this viewpoint.  Here is the first reason: 1. God does NOT exist, so no prophet and no book contains truth or wisdom from God.  In Part 2 of this series I explained my reason for skepticism in general (i.e. CYNICISM), and I explained my reasons for skepticism about supernatural claims.  In this Part… Read more

September 1, 2020

WHERE WE ARE In his book When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA), Norman Geisler presents his general version of a Thomist Cosmological Argument (hereafter: TCA).  The first premise of Geisler’s TCA is this: 1. Finite, changing things exist.  (WSA, p.18) Geisler provides a very brief argument in support of (1) in WSA.  In Part 4 of this series I showed that Geisler’s brief argument in support of (1) was a stinking philosophical TURD.  It FAILS utterly and completely to support ANY… Read more




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